The Boys & Girls Club serving Wake County is one of thousands of Clubs across the country that join in a search to identify talented young artists each year. Locally, the fine arts competition started with over 200 young artists creating more than 400 works of art from the 7 area Club locations. Winning artwork from each age group and art type was displayed at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh earlier in the year.
The competition is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) National Fine Arts Exhibit, a comprehensive initiative promoting young people’s creativity, and encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment.
As a participant in the National Fine Arts Exhibit program, the Boys & Girls Club may submit members’ artwork in four age divisions and 10 categories, including watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic and collage. Selected artwork will be screened at the regional level and a limited number will be sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for judging at the national level. Thirty-seven national winners will be named, with their artwork displayed at special events throughout the year. Winning artists will also receive engraved plaques and letters of congratulations from BGCA President and CEO Jim Clark. Regional finalists will receive a certificate of participation.
This competition is an amazing opportunity for Club members to learn how to express themselves with different mediums and have the chance to showcase what they have learned. This year’s showcase will be in early February 2016 so keep your eyes out for information. Until then you can help support these amazing programs by joining us for #GivingTuesday on December 1st, 2015. See below for more details.
The 12 Days of Impact (Nov. 20-Dec. 1) features Club stories to get everyone inspired for #GivingTuesday on December 1st, 2015. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving reminding us that the spirit of the holiday is about community and not just consumerism. Click here to learn more/ play a critical role in shaping the lives of our community’s young people this holiday season!