Once again the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock will be hosting its annual youth art exhibition, a unique opportunity for creative young people. Youth in grades K-12 (ages 5-18) from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin counties are invited to present their artwork to the public in the Carnegie’s Ferrari Gallery, a museum-quality exhibition space. Entries will be received from May 21-24, during Carnegie open hours.
Entries are limited to a maximum of three per student. Complete details and entry forms are available on the Call for Entries page of the Carnegie’s website at www.carnegieartsturlock.org/call-for-entries. To encourage participation this year, all fees for entries and admission to the show have been waived.
“This will be our sixth year exhibiting works by school-age artists. With the support of the Express Yourself! Justin Ferrari Youth Arts Fund we have the resources to make this exhibit a fun annual event,” said Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts Center. “With school closures and the current pandemic-related stay at home orders, we think it is important to do something that is encouraging to young artists in our region. This may be the perfect time for families to explore creative activities together – and then show them off!”
The Carnegie has been closed to the public since mid-March due to state and county public health restrictions, but the staff hopes to be able to reopen the Arts Center by late May. McDermott acknowledges that plans will have to change if limits on social gatherings continue into June.
“As a backup plan, we would be able to have students submit photos of their artwork for a virtual exhibition on our website. Either way, we can celebrate creativity with our young artists,” she said.
Complete details and rules are available on the Carnegie’s website, www.carnegieartsturlock.org.