16th Annual Student Expressions 2014On December 20, 2017 by admin
This annual student art show celebrates the creative spirit of young artists in the Park Schools Grades K through 12. District art teachers Ilah Reynar (elementary school), Nicole Rische (middle school) and Valerie Bowles (high school) assembled this special collection representing 2 and 3-dimensional visual art works throughout the school year.
Over 350 works of art in 2 and 3 dimension and media will be on display at the CAC Fine Art Gallery located at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. It is among the many exhibitions slated each year celebrating the visual arts.
On opening day the Student Expressions activities will begin at 12:00 noon with cookies and the awards ribbons on the student’s work. It is an honor to be selected into the annual arts show, and selection is done by Park District art teachers.
The Cultural Arts Council’s mission is to enhance the quality and accessibility of visual and performing arts for people of all ages,” states CAC director Lynda Vogel. Hosting the annual district art show not only shares the accomplishments of our area youth with residents and visitors, but spotlights the excellent art education curriculum that is presented in Estes Park schools by its gifted faculty. Student Expressions is one of our crown jewels, and we are very proud to sponsor it each year.
Colorado artist Patrice Sullivan will serve as the 2014 Awards Judge. Sullivan will select the awards from approx. 350 works of art created by 400 students. Awards are chosen within each the three schools, in 2 and 3-dimensional categories. Over all awards including Best of Show, CAC Director’s Choice and People’s Choice awards are chosen from all schools grades K through 12. Award winners are noted at the show will a special card and ribbon. All winners receive a certificate of accomplishment. The current year winners will be posted on this page as soon as they are decided.
About the Judge
Born in Portland, Oregon, Patrice Sullivan now resides and is a Professor of Painting at Colorado State University since 1991. Her work is inspired by her childhood home and memories. The figures tell personal stories about Sullivan?s childhood through their introspection, innocence, or wisdom and their complexity within the family structures.
Sullivan received her undergraduate work at Massachusetts College of Art and Graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her art work has been shown national and internationally, including the Gracie Mansion and Jim Kempner in NYC and the Gallery of Vaclav Spala in Prague.
Patrice Sullivan had two artist residencies. One at the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony and the other at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Views program.
Patrice Sullivan will have an exhibition and sale of her work on display in the Intimate Gallery at CAC during Student Expressions 2014.
Student Expressions Opening Day April 12, 2014
Over 200 students and their families will attend the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park’s Opening Day festivities for Student Expression 2014 at the CAC Fine Art Gallery on Saturday April 12. The public is also invited to attend.
42 Awards of Excellence and Merit will selected this year from Grades 1 through 12; and three special awards – Best of Show, CAC Director’s Choice and Judge’s Special Creativity are also noted and on display. A fourth special award, People’s Choice, will be announced on Saturday April 19.
People’s Choice Award 2014
Nominations will be selected by visitors to the show Saturday April 12 through Friday April 18. The winner will be selected by popular vote and announced at 12 noon on Saturday April 19. The Student Expressions will be display through April 26, and gallery hours are 12 noon to 5 PM daily, (closed on Sundays). The CAC Fine Art Gallery is located on the west end of downtown Estes Park, in West Park Center.
Support for Student Expressions 2014 in part was provided by Boulder Valley Credit Union, Community Thrift Store, Estes Park Rotary Foundation, Town of Estes Park, US Bancorp Foundation, Estes Park Lions Club, Bank of Estes Park, and individual donors.