Artwork by Dunham artists Jenna Johnson ’18, Nina Anweiler ’19 and Ciara Venable ’20 is currently on display in the Foster Gallery on the LSU campus as part of the 4th Annual Statewide Juried Art Exhibition for high school students. The exhibit will run through March 24, 2018, when winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a closing reception for the artists.
This exhibition a unique opportunity for these talented artists, all students of Upper School Art teacher Nicole Cotten Callac ‘08. “Because this is a statewide competition, these girls competed with student artists across Louisiana to have their artwork accepted into the Gallery. This show gives them a taste of what it is really like to exhibit in a gallery show,” Callac explained. “Their works are also for sale, so there is the opportunity for them to make money from their work.”
Using a variety of elements, students created original artwork reflective of their individual styles and focus areas including photography, fabric collage and mixed media. Jenna and Ciara are taking Callac’s AP Art class, while Nina is in Art III.
The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design, hosts the annual exhibition to showcase selected works from the finest artistic student talent from all areas of the state. The goal of the show is to inspire young artists by providing a platform for their work to be displayed in a contemporary gallery setting, thus giving them a taste of professional experience.