Reminderville showcases its young artists

by Conner Howard | reporter Published:

REMINDERVILLE -- Aspiring young artists can offer their best works in the 2013 Young Artists Showcase, to be conducted in late February and March at the Municipal Center.

"Do you enjoy drawing or making art? Do people compliment you on your art? Then ask your parents or teacher to help you fill out the forms and prepare your art so you can be a winner," said Lee Barthelman of the Reminderville Arts Council.

Intended to encourage young art students between ages 8 and 15 to show off their work and build their skills, the showcase accepts works of paint, pencil, ink, sculpture, pencil, fabric and more. Submitted works will be judged Feb. 24 and displayed at 3382 Glenwood Blvd. March 3 through 30, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Judging will be conducted by a panel of Reminderville Arts Council representatives and art instructors, according to Barthelman.

"In past Young Artists Showcase shows, we have had two members of the arts council and one youth art instructor or teacher; that is our current expectation again this year," he said.

Submission forms are available for download at http://www.reminderville.com/ticker/yas-entry-form/. The forms must be signed by a parent, guardian or instructor testifying that the submitted art is original. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 22 (for the judging two days later), with a fee of $4 per entry. There is a maximum of two entries per artist.

The top three works in each medium will be awarded gold, silver and bronze ratings, as well as a $25 gift certificate to Michael's craft supply store.

Barthelman said any young person with an interest in creating art is welcome to send in their best work.

The 2013 show will mark the fifth annual Reminderville Young Artists Showcase, which first began in 2008 with just eight entries. Barthelman said the showcase has seen healthy growth in the following years, with tighter entry restrictions adopted to keep the expanding pool of entries manageable.

"Every year has been better [than the last]," Barthelman said. "The enthusiasm that we saw from both parents and children at last year's opening was very encouraging. We had non-stop compliments."

The Reminderville Arts Council also promotes a yearly spring arts show and a fall photography show.

"We have regular artists that show up to both," Barthelman said. "They're regional, not strictly Reminderville by any stretch. We get them from all over."

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