SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (delivery deadline: March 28, 2018 by 4:00 pm)
Waterworks Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Dare to Imagine Award review process. The Dare to Imagine Award, now in its sixteenth year, is made possible through a gift by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Norvell, valued patrons of the Waterworks and the cultural community at large.
The award is presented to one Rowan County graduating high school senior who meets the requirements of the following mission statement:
In recognition of the importance of art in the life of our community, the Dare to Imagine Award in the amount of $1,000 is presented by the Waterworks Visual Arts Center to the Rowan County graduating senior whose artwork most exemplifies the creative potential of the human spirit, heart, and hand.
SUBMISSION / REVIEW OF WORK
Teachers interested in submitting student portfolios for review should deliver the portfolios to the Waterworks on or before Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by 4pm.
Please be sure each portfolio is labeled with the following:
- The art teacher’s name, email address, and preferred contact telephone number
- The student’s contact information along with the name of their parent/guardian (sealed in an envelope)
- The names of the principal and assistant principal for curriculum, email addresses, school name, and full mailing address
- The above contact information will be used to inform all parties of the student’s portfolio submission for consideration of this prestigious award
- The portfolios will undergo a blind review by the WVAC Exhibitions Committee to dismiss any concern of bias.
- Announcement of the winner will be made by telephone/email to the student, then the art teacher, followed by a broadcast email to all high school art teachers and high school principals the week of April 9, 2018.
The portfolio of labeled original works should include:
- 4-6 pieces of the student’s strongest 2-dimensional and/or 3-dimensional work
- A sealed envelope adhered to the top of the portfolio containing a typed list of works with the Student’s Name, School, and Art Teacher. Each individual piece submitted should list the Title, Size, Medium, and Year created. The works need not be mounted or matted. However, if the student is deemed the award winner, any previously framed/matted/mounted works will be carefully dismantled and returned to the student. Waterworks will custom mat/frame/mount all works for the exhibition.
- Non-winning portfolios should be collected by the art teacher April 17-21, 2018 during regular weekday gallery hours.
- The Award Recipient’s art teacher will receive new Guidelines
EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION
The award-winning student’s portfolio of work will be featured in a one-person exhibition at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center June 2 – August 31, 2018. The opening reception for the Dare to Imagine exhibition will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, 6-8 pm and will coincide with the four professional exhibitions. The opening reception is free and open to the general public. The Award Winner will be presented his/her certificate and check at this time. We strongly encourage the attendance of the student’s family, teacher(s), and school administrators during the reception to acknowledge the accomplishment of the student and enjoy the admiring comments that Waterworks patrons enthusiastically share.
Questions? Please contact Jackie Black, Education Coordinator, at 704.636.1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org