Yocum Institute for Art Education Opens 2022 High School Juried Art Exhibition
The Yocum Institute for Art Education is hosting the 2022 Annual High School Juried Art Exhibition. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 30 from 2-4 p.m.
The exhibition runs from January 30 to February 13.
Each year, the Yocum Institute for Arts Education invites young, aspiring artists from Berks County to submit their work for a juried exhibition to be held at the Yocum Institute. This gives students the opportunity to present their original artwork to the
audience in a professional gallery as well as compete for cash prizes and tuition for Institute courses.
The contest is open to all full-time high school students who reside in or attend a school in Berks County. Original work on display will include oil, watercolour, mixed media, acrylic paint, sculpture and 3D art. The list of winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on January 30.
The exhibition will be judged by this year’s Coggins Prize recipient, Amanda Lee Condict. The Coggins Prize rewards artists who adopt the values expounded by Jack Coggins: creativity, innovation and service to the Yocum Institute and the community.
The recipient is selected from nominations submitted by members of the arts community.
Condict studied at Kutztown University, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Empire State College. An illustrator and designer, she has always worked in graphic arts and publishing, first as an illustrator for a department store, then as art director for a monthly magazine and finally as the owner of a graphic design and illustration studio. . She has illustrated books, magazines and catalogs, created t-shirt and textile designs and produced commissioned portraits. She teaches in the fashion department at Albright College; operates Vincent van BYO, a party painting studio; and painted murals, mostly through community projects with area schools. She was a forensic sketch artist on an episode of “The Dead Files” and serves on several area arts committees, including Berks Art Alliance, Clay on Main, Berks Arts Council‘s Roundtable, and as a director of the Sketching Workshop, an organization international artists. She has shown her work at various local galleries, and has also curated and featured artwork in “The Female Gaze”, which has been exhibited at various galleries in Pennsylvania.