The Boys & Girls Club serving Wake County is one of thousands of Clubs across the country joining in a search to identify talented young artists. 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 on Friday, January 9.
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.