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The interpretation of the theme of animals is up to you! Our jurors select works based on quality, theme, originality, and artist statement.
Some ideas for interpreting the theme include:
Personal: What do animals mean to you? How are your pets important to you?
Social/Cultural: How are animals important to your community? Where do you see animals every day? What are animals used for in your culture?
Imaginative: If you were an animal, which would you be? Why? Invent an animal: what qualities and characteristics does it have? What kinds of imaginary stories would you tell about animals?
An artist statement is a brief written description (2-4 sentences) of an artwork written by the artist. A great artist statement explains what is going on in the artwork and how it is important to the artist. Personal stories and meanings make for strong artist statements. For MOPA's exhibition, artist statements must be under 100 words.
See below for examples of artist statements from artwork accepted into the 2015 Youth Exhibition: Self/Reflection.
Rebecca Chitlik, A Shadow, Digital Photograph, 14 years old, Westview High School
I always feel like I'm stuck in my sister's shadow. Not just because of our almost identical looks but
Julii Lewis, Julii’s Universe, Digital Photograph, 6 years old, Zamorano Fine Arts Academy
I Love the universe!
A panel of jurors (professional adults in the fields of art, education, government, etc.) will select final works to be exhibited on the basis of quality, theme, originality, and artist statement. Jurors will view and rate each artwork on the submissions website.
If you have a non-digital photo, see "6. How do I represent my non-digital artwork well" for tips on how to photograph your artwork to make it look great.
MAC USERS: Resizing in Preview**Preview will not give you the option to keep the original file. Make a duplicate copy of the photo before following the steps below in order to keep your original file.
All registered users will be notified by email of accepted artworks. It is important that you provide accurate contact info so that we can contact you regarding your submission. Add email@example.com to your contacts and double check your spam folder to be sure you receive our emails.
Yes. All registered users will be notified by email of artwork that is not accepted into the exhibition. We encourage you to submit again next year if you are not accepted this year!
Students with artwork displayed in the Youth Exhibition will have the opportunity to pick up their artwork after the closing of the exhibition*. The Museum will send early notification of specific pick up dates via email to all participants. Every effort will be made to schedule an accommodating variety of dates.
After the final pick up date has passed, the Museum will dispose of any remaining artwork or it may become property of the Museum.
Digital photographs that were submitted online and exhibited will be returned to students printed and in a mat
Other photographic artwork originals that were exhibited will also be returned
*Occasionally MOPA has the opportunity to extend the exhibition in the community. We will contact all participants in the case that the exhibition gets extended and artwork return is delayed.
Students artists accepted into the Youth Exhibition will be invited to a special opening reception for the exhibition. Students will also be offered an opportunity to attend the Day with the Director where the student and their loved ones will receive a personalized tour of the youth exhibition and an opportunity to ask questions and have discussions with the Executive Director of MOPA.
Student artists will also be offered free admission to MOPA to visit the exhibition with their friends and family.