Art 1 – High School Show at the Art League – Due Mon. May 23

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Visit the Santa Cruz Art League (526 Broadway) to see the 61st Annual High School Show. Show opens Friday, April 29, 2016. You will see paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and jewelry created by local high school students.

During your visit, choose a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best of Show in any medium. List and explain the reasons for 3 criteria that you use to judge the work. Take a photo of each of the four pieces that you select. Or, sketch a thumbnail of each work.

In your sketchbook or on separate paper, write your list of criteria used for judging (it must be more than “I liked it” ) and a justification of your choices using that criteria.

Here is the link for hours and location: Santa Cruz Art League. (Reception is Saturday, May 7, 3 – 5pm.)

You may find ideas for your criteria from an art show juror’s point of view:

http://painting.about.com/od/careerdevelopment/a/JuriedArtShow.htm

For your interest (no written response required), watch this award-winning film short titled “Art Appreciation” and consider the ideas presented.

What makes something art?

What is art?

What is good art?

What makes meaning in art?

Who makes the meaning, the artist or the viewer?

 

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