Farmington area high school artists invited to compete

Press release

All high school students residing in or attending public, private or home school in Farmington or Farmington Hills are invited to submit works of art for consideration in the 33rd Annual Student Art Competition, presented by the Farmington Area Arts Commission and the City’s Cultural Arts Division.

2017 Best in Show Award Winner by Kaychel Boone
2017 Best in Show Award Winner by Kaychel Boone

A total of six $75 prizes will be awarded across all visual arts categories, as well as one Best in Show Award of $100. The Best in Show Award winner will have the opportunity to exhibit their piece at Farmington Hills City Hall.

Awards will be presented on Friday, April 13 at the Festival of the Arts Awards Ceremony.

The reception, featuring an array of appetizers, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the ceremony following at 7 p.m. Winning pieces will be exhibited in the Farmington Hills City Gallery, located in the Costick Center, from April 9 through May 4.

2017 Award Winner by Savannah Hansen
2017
Award Winner by Savannah Hansen

To apply, read the complete rules and guidelines at farmingtonarts.org/opportunities. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on March 22, 2018.

Students who participate in this competition will have the opportunity to nominate a teacher for the annual Arts Educator of the Year Award, which will also be presented at the Festival of the Arts Awards Ceremony on April 13.

The distinguished juror for this year’s Art Awards is Ted Hadfield, a graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Arts and owner/CEO of Artpack Services, Inc., a Farmington Hills company that preserves, stores, and transports artwork for major museums and collectors across the United States.

To learn more, call 248-473-1857 or -1859.