2012-02-10 / Community

Historical Society Calls On Student Artists


2011 Second Place winner in the Grade 2-5 category, Cate Schick, receives her award from The Garden City Historical Society Past President Brian Pinnola, contest judge Susana Cerruti (center) and the Society’s Education Committee Chairperson Mary Jane Caldwell. 2011 Second Place winner in the Grade 2-5 category, Cate Schick, receives her award from The Garden City Historical Society Past President Brian Pinnola, contest judge Susana Cerruti (center) and the Society’s Education Committee Chairperson Mary Jane Caldwell. The Garden City Historical Society invites students in grades kindergarten through 12 who reside in Garden City to participate in the Society’s seventh annual Juried Children’s Art Contest, “Schools of Garden City.” All submissions must illustrate an aspect of a Garden City School. Drawings must be created in pencil, color pencil, or pen and ink, and artwork must not exceed 18 by 24 inches, including matting. For high school students only (grades 9-12), the Society will again have a photography/ computer graphics category. The deadline for all submissions is Monday, March 5, 2012.

The contest has four categories: K-1, Grades 2 through 5, Middle School, and High School. Photography/computer graphics will be a separate category for high school students. The contest will be judged by local residents with art backgrounds. Awards will be presented to First Place, Second Place and Honorable Mention winners in each category.

The Historical Society will host a reception for the winning artists and their families on Sunday, March 25, at The Garden City Historical Society Museum, 109 Eleventh Street. Awards will be presented at that time. The exhibit, which includes all entries, will be open to the public at the Museum from March 25 and April 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to stop in and browse the Society’s consignment shop, the A.T. Stewart Exchange, on the Museum’s Lower Level.

For further information, student permission forms, or to arrange for submission of artwork, please contact Mary Jane Caldwell, Education Committee chairperson, at 516-248-5917.

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