The artwork of Baldwin High School student Caitlin McConnell was selected for the 2023 Nassau County High School Student Juried Exhibit and Competition.
Hosted by the Art Guild, only about 70 artists were chosen to compete out of more than 260 submissions. The annual exhibit allows young artists to build their resume, increase their personal repertoire in a gallery setting, and to win cash prizes. The event showcased the students’ artwork to the public for the month of November.
“The teachers behind the Baldwin High School Fine Arts program continue to work diligently to inspire and support opportunities for our advanced art students,” Andre Poprilo, director of fine and performing arts for Baldwin School District, explained. “I am proud to see the Art Guild recognize Caitlin this year and allow her the chance to showcase her extraordinary work.”
The Art Guild hosts ten gallery shows per year with juried competition and exhibits and provides an array of weekly classes and weekend workshops for adults, teens and children both in person and online, helping students maximize their artistic skills and creativity. To be considered for the Nassau County High School Student Juried Exhibit & Competition, participating artists must be a Nassau County high school student and submissions must be original 2D or 3D artwork created in the last two years, among other criteria. All styles from abstract to realism may be submitted.
Before kicking off the exhibition, the students were recognized at a reception and awards dinner hosted by the Art Guild.