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The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana is proud to announce the opening of the 46th annual New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition. The exhibit includes work from artists in grades 5-12 and will be on display April 28 – May 12, 2018. All grades will exhibit their art work at the Carnegie Center during regular museum hours (Tuesday — Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM).

There will be a reception and an awards presentation for all the wonderful young artists in the exhibit and those who support and encourage them on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The public reception will be from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the Carnegie Center and the awards presentation will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Hazelwood Middle School auditorium located at 1021 Hazelwood Avenue. These events are free and the public is invited to attend. The Carnegie Center will remain open until 6:00 PM for those who would like to view the artwork prior to the awards ceremony. There will also be a senior showcase of art in the lobby at Hazelwood Middle School from 6:00 – 6:25 PM prior to the awards ceremony.

Since 1972, the NAFC Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition has been held each year for students in the Visual Arts classes. Each teacher juries and submits his or her own students’ work. Over 200 artworks are first juried into the show by these art teachers. Works are then judged by a panel of professional artists and art educators. This is the only art show exclusively for the students of Floyd County and the only opportunity for many of these talented individuals to be in academic competition in the Visual Arts with their peers.

Forty first place awards of $25 each (sponsored by donors to the Art Awards Fund) are awarded to four divisions (grades 9 – 12) in ten categories: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Design, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Functional Ceramics, Fiber Art, Photography, and Digital Imagery. The Art Awards Fund seeks to recognize and reward students, encourage them to excel in the visual arts, and help them develop as fully rounded adult members of the community. Find out more about the Art Awards Fund at and Facebook @SecondaryArtShow.

Six Best in Show cash awards are sponsored by the New Albany Floyd County Education Foundation and are given to one student in each grade 6-12. Special cash merit awards include the Amy Squires Abstract Painting Merit Award, the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (LAFTA) Emerging Artist Award for Fiber Art, the Plum Blossom Studio Merit Award, and the Carnegie Center for Art and History Merit Award.

Seventeen merit awards of $10 gift certificates for art supplies sponsored by Preston Arts Center, Inc. will be awarded to outstanding works in each grade 6-12. First place awards will be presented in grades 6-8 in four categories: Drawing, Painting, 3D, and Various Media. The 8th grade First Place winners receive $25 each, the 7th grade First Place winners receive $20 each, and the 6th grade First Place winners receive $10 each. One first place award of $10 will also be awarded in grade 5 (all first place awards for grades 5-8 are sponsored by donors to the Art Awards Fund). All Second, Third, and Honorable Mention winners will receive ribbons provided by the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation.

2018 Sponsors

Best of Show Sponsor

 New Albany Floyd County Education Foundation

 Merit Award Sponsors

Carnegie Center for Art and History, Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (LAFTA), Plum Blossom Studio, Preston Arts Center, Amy Squires Abstract Painting Award

Business and Individual Sponsors

Honey Baked Ham, Jamey Aebersold Jazz, First Harrison Bank, Tim Summers – IN Farm Bureau, Maurice Crowley, D.M.D., Libs Paving, Mathes Pharmacy, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Alice Banet Ramsby – Artist, Bud’s In Bloom Floral & Gift, Susan’s Sew Crazy Crafts, All In Pediatrics, Shiner, Lopp & Smith Inc., M.I.G.H.T. LLC, Karen Crawford, Kevin Schultz, Dennis & Sandy Samsel, Anonymous Teachers -NAHS, Melissa Badger, Jim & Anne Bright,  Monica Schotter.

2018 Jury Panel

Suzanne Hogan, Krista Wilson, Lucille Allen, Dean Mistler, Penny Sisto, Julie Schweitzer, Al Gorman, Bonnie Carter, Dave Black.


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