Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Hewick Plantation ~ Urbanna, VA
Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Festival
2023 Festival Student Artists
Middlesex High School
Lauren Ahnemann (Emerging Artist, MHS c/o 21)
Karime Juarez (Emerging Artist, MHS c/o 22)
Callisto West (Emerging Artist, MHS c/o 22)
Student Artist Gallery
Local area students with an interest in artists, as a career or a hobby, are invited each year to show their work in the Spring Fine Arts Festival, in their own Collaborative Student Artist Gallery. Students work with their art teacher during the school year to plan for this participation and under the tutelage of Brindley Lowe Sears, Middlesex High School Art Teacher, and Sarah McCormick, Christchurch School Art Teacher they design and set up their Festival gallery. We are encouraging any home school high school students to participate as well. Students are each presented an award ribbon for their participation. The over-all show judge also selects the Best Student Artist from the gallery, who will receive a $50 award. The tent is generously supported each year by the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex.
STUDENT ARTISTS at the FESTIVAL
Student Participation: Student artists in our area are invited to work with their high school art teachers or home school teachers to create works of fine student art to exhibit and market at the festival. The Student Area is located in the Arts in the Middle Welcome Tent where patrons first enter the show. In addition, we offer to our professional exhibiting artists the chance to invite a student into their tent to for a period of time to:
observe artists setting up exhibit booths and assist, if invited
see the artwork and ask the artists questions about their work
listen-in as artists talk about their work with fellow artists and customers
assist artists in booths and, if invited, help an artist work with customers
provide breaks for exhibiting artist
Details: Each student artist will work with their art teacher(s) during the school year to prepare the work of art that will be displayed at the show. We are working to create a mentoring opportunity for our student artists, providing access to a professional artist who will share their expertise as described above.
Contact: For more information about the Student Artist Program email your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picasso said "Every child is an artist."
Arts in the Middle is committed to encouraging the artistic spirit in all young people. We engage the local high schools to help interested art students exhibit their works at the festival & to learn from professional exhibiting artist. Interactions with the show's artists & the chance to exhibit their own art work may cause a young person to include art in their future - as a career, as an avid amateur artist, or simply as a lover of art.
For younger children, the Junior Judges program allows children about 5 -10 years old to award a blue ribbon that says "I Love Your Art" to their favorite art work or artist at the show. We hope our artists will enjoy receiving these awards, as much as their young admirers enjoy awarding them.