SPS Artists Shine At Holland Area Arts Council's 2017 Exhibit
Saugatuck High School art students are celebrating their efforts after hearing the results of the Holland Area Arts Council’s Début 2017 juried art exhibit.
Senior Erin Rookus received one of the highest honors of the show, earning an honorable mention for her color pencil drawing titled Emma.
Every spring, the Holland Area Arts Council presents Début, the High School Juried Visual Art Competition.
By giving young people a significant experience in the arts we hope to instill in them both the joy and challenge art brings to our lives. Thirteen area high schools took part in this exciting exhibition including Black River, Careerline Tech, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Haven, Grandville, Hamilton, Holland Christian, Holland, Jenison, Saugatuck, West Ottawa and Zeeland.
The Arts Council chooses a juror from the artistic community whose task is to choose the pieces for the exhibit. While this creates a tremendous amount of excitement around the show, it also injects the element of competition that exists in any juried exhibition.
This year’s juror is Patricia Hendricks Constantine. Patricia received her MFA from University of Cincinnati in 1991 and currently teaches Illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.
In addition to Erin’s win, Saugatuck High School students claimed 13 other spots in the show. Claire Conley (senior), Kalie Lavery (senior), Sydnie Avery (senior), Paige Wilson (senior), Amber Wingard (senior), Marin Yarde (senior), Carsie Walker (senior), Alana Abbott (junior), Paisley Sipes (junior), Madelyn Moore (sophomore), and Olivia Ayers (freshman) all have pieces on display. Senior Orlando Carrion, who also attends Careerline Tech Center, had a photograph selected for the show.
Art works will remain on display at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th Street, Holland, until April 29.
Admission is free.