The 11th Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition, which features works by high school students from Central Georgia at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, opens with an Awards Reception on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Working with local school systems, students enter works in the juried competition, which is judged by an expert artist. Their work is celebrated in an Exhibition in one of the Museum’s galleries and recognized with an Awards Presentation.
The Protégé Competition and Exhibition is an important opportunity for students who will be preparing portfolios for admittance to art schools or developing their professional skills for future employment.
This year’s Competition includes an interdisciplinary element that was added last year: Students were asked to interpret a literary work or character in a two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork. They also were required to prepare a written artist statement for their interpretive project, which is shared in part as part of the Exhibition. Entrants have submitted works that cover a broad range of media, including drawings, paintings, collage, photos and sculpture.
Protégé 2014 is judged by Macon native Eric O’Dell, also a celebrated artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Mercer University, who is featured in the Museum’s special Emerging Artists Exhibition.
The Protégé 2014 exhibition will be on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences from March 29 through April 28.
The following photos were taken at the 2013 Protégé Opening Reception.
[img src=http://www.masmacon.org/wp-content/flagallery/protege-2013/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_0047_575x550.jpg]00First Place Winner Angel Hart
"The Masque of the Red Death." drawing and painting with collage by Angel Hart (Rutland High School). Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death. Angel stated, "... an unknown guest who represents disease is noticed by the guests. They all slowly back away from him into the red room... Coffee was my main medium... Also, by using light, dark, thin, and thick strokes of a Sharpie, I gave more values to the clothing and the collaged skull. ..."[img src=http://www.masmacon.org/wp-content/flagallery/protege-2013/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_0047_dscf2574_300x550.jpg]00Second Place Winner Elizabeth McWilliams
"Lady Modesty," Raku sculpture by Elizabeth McWilliams (Jasper Co. HS). Inspired by "Ovid's Metamorphoses." Elizabeth stated, "I was most intrigued by Medusa..."[img src=http://www.masmacon.org/wp-content/flagallery/protege-2013/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_0048_640x428.jpg]00Third Place Winner Zederick Calloway
"The Way of Travel," drawing and painting by Zederick Calloway (Rutland High School). Inspired by "James and the Giant Peach." Zederick stated, "This is a story about a young boy going on a fantastical voyage in a large peach. It is outlandish, and so is my visual interpretation. I used over-the-top color, both warm and cool, and tried to illustrate as much of the feeling I got from the book as I could.”[img src=http://www.masmacon.org/wp-content/flagallery/protege-2013/thumbs/thumbs_dsc_0055_640x428.jpg]00
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