Virtual Art Extravaganza, Candy Paintings, and the YTIO Virtual Gallery

It has certainly been an interesting end to the school year, but the art must go on! The visual arts department at YHS is holding their first Virtual Art Extravaganza in lieu of the annual Art Extravaganza held inside of the high school. All YHS students are allowed to enter work and entries must be received by Friday, May 8 at 11:59 pm. For more information or to enter work, please visit this link. The Virtual Art Extravaganza will go “live” for public viewing on May 12, 2020.

The 2nd hour Art III class completed a study of candy in oil paint earlier in the semester and these works are now available to view online. Click here to see these very impressive examples. For most students, this was their first foray with the oil paint medium, as well as building their own canvas.

Lastly, the Young Talent in Oklahoma reception and awards ceremony was cancelled, but a virtual gallery has been created to allow for public viewing of all the works that were accepted into the exhibition. Young Talent in Oklahoma is an annual juried art competition and exhibition for students in grades 9 – 12. Nearly 900 works were submitted this year with only 208 accepted into the show. Additionally, high school seniors submitted 57 portfolios into the competition with 10 of these portfolios named as “finalists.” Seniors Alan DeLoera placed 2nd in the Senior Portfolio competition and senior Caden Mock placed 4th. Alayna Lefforge received one of three Juror’s Choices awards as well as a Merit Award. Senior Savannah Hendrix also received one of the 10 Merit Awards. To see all of the works from YHS that were accepted into the exhibition, click here.

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