Teen Art Show

20th Annual Teen Art Show

Headquarters Library Theater & Atrium: February 28 - March 25, 2015

Postponed - Opening Night Reception: Friday, February 27, 7pm
Due to possible weather complications the opening night reception scheduled for Friday, February 27, has been postponed until Friday, March 6.

First Friday Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-9pm

Participants in grades 11-12 will judge the Grades 9-10 category on Friday, March 6, 6:30-7pm, right before the opening reception. The awards ceremony will begin at 7pm.

20th Annual Teen Art Show: February 28 - March 26

Celebrating 20 Years:

For the past 20 years, the CRRL has provided every student in our service area with a unique opportunity--the chance to exhibit their work as a professional artist. Teen artists in grades 9-12 submit their work for a month long display at the Headquarters Library. Students in grades 11 and 12 also develop critical evaluation skills by judging the work of younger participants. Almost every year, the older students work has been judged by the internationally renowned, local artist Johnny Johnson.

When the art show began in 1994 it fit comfortably in the theater with a few pieces in the atrium. Now, the show consistently fills both of those spaces and a hallway. This is truly a system-wide event representing three counties and the city. For years a Westmoreland County art teacher’s father has dropped off student art on his way to selling produce at the Fredericksburg Farmers’ Market. It’s also not uncommon for library customers to express an interest in purchasing art or commissioning personal pieces from the teens. The library is proud to provide a forum for young artists to be recognized for their work.

This year for the first time, The Teen Art Show will be a stop on Fredericksburg’s First Friday. If you are unable to visit during regular library hours, be sure to visit Friday, March 6, 6:00 - 9:00.

 

2015 Judging:

Artist Johnny Johnson will judge the Grades 11-12 category prior to the opening.

Participants in grades 11-12 will judge the Grades 9-10 category on Friday, March 6, 6:30-7:00, right before the opening reception

For more information please call Youth Services at 540-372-1144. 

 

Artists with Influence:

Teen artists have more than talent. They have influence – influence that can change their community for the better. This year we would like to give art show participants the option of sharing their talent to improve the lives of needy families in our area by beautifying their homes with artwork.

Hope House provides a safe haven for homeless mothers and their children residing in the Central Rappahannock region who want to learn the life skills needed to become self-sufficient. As they do so, our donated artwork will be placed in their homes. 

While art show participants are certainly not required to donate their artwork to Hope House, we will make donating as simple as possible for those who would like to do so. To donate your artwork, simply leave it at the library after April 11th, and we will deliver it to Hope House for you.  

Past Shows

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:30

See works by the 2011 Teen Art Show Winners, Shannon Debus and Kate Shillingford, this month in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

The Teen Art Show is held each year at Headquarters Library.
Students in grades 9-12, living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland County are encouraged to submit their original artwork.
 

Shannon Debus
Winner Grades 11-12

Exposed by Shannon Debus

"Exposed," charcoal
$100

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 13:19

For our 18th Annual Teen Art Show we had a total of 87 pieces of art submitted:  18 from Grades 9-10, and 69 from Grades 11-12. There were 63 individual artists represented:  13 form Grades 9-10, 50 from Grades 11-12.

And the winners are ...
 

View this slideshow for all winning works (displayed in order). You can also view all winning works on Flickr.
 

Best In Show

Savannah Patterson for Luminescence - Massaponax High School 

Grades 11-12

1st Place: Alexanna Hengy for My Boyfriend's Family - Chancellor High School 
 
2nd Place: Summer Shank for Ladytron - Chancellor High School 
 
3rd Place: John Sampson for Amidst the Isolation - Saint Michael High School 
 
Tue, 03/05/2013 - 09:37

An exhibit of works by the two winners of the 17th Annual Teen Art Show: Isabella Dillon and Savannah Patterson was on display in December in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

An opening reception was held on Monday, December 3, and a portion of all sales was donated to the Hope House.

View selected works in this slideshow or view on Flickr.

 

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 11:51

As spring arrives, so does the artwork! We in Youth Services always look forward to this time of year when the weather becomes nicer and we have the privilege of seeing the work of so many local talented artists. We had an amazing and thrilling turn out this year for our 17th Annual Teen Art Show. Once again, local artist Johnny Johnson honored us by judging grades 11-12, and the artists from grades 11-12 judged grades 9-10.

This year also saw the introduction of "Artists with Influence," a chance for our amazing teen artists to give back to the community. In this case, teens have the opportunity to donate their art to Hope House, which provides a safe haven for homeless mothers and their children residing in the Central Rappahannock region who want to learn the life skills needed to become self-sufficient. As they do so, our donated artwork will be placed in their homes.

The exhibit will be available from March 3 - March 26, in the Headquarters Theater and Atrium for public viewing during regular library hours, except when programs are scheduled in the theater.

On to the winners!

View this slideshow for all winning works (displayed in order). You can also view all winning works on Flickr.

Best in Show

Savannah Patterson for Safety Net - Massaponax High School

Grades 11-12

1st Place: Christine Stacy for Little Red Firecracker - Massaponax High School

2nd Place: Tiffany St. Julien for Black and White - North Stafford High School

3rd Place: Shannon Wright for Close and Personal - Massaponax High School

Honorable Mentions:

Caiti Wardlaw for Inked Expression - Stafford High School

Raven Souza for Serenade - North Stafford High School

Grades 9-10

1st Place: Isabella M. K. Nguyen Dillon for Self-Portrait  - Massaponax High School

2nd Place: Elizabeth Fauth for Spray of Color - Brooke Point High School

3rd Place: Summer Shank for Versus - Chancellor High School

Honorable Mention: Summer Shank for Jefferson's Berries - Chancellor High School

Thu, 09/01/2011 - 15:06

England Run Branch is looking for BIG Teen Art!

The Teen Lounge features a 12' x 12' chalkboard just waiting for your art as a giant size chalk mural.

Submissions must include:
Artist's full name, school & grade (grades 9-12 only please)

DEADLINE: September 30

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 4 at 5pm in the Teen area.

Submit your drawing or painting either by mail or email:

Teen Chalk Wall Contest
c/o Craig Graziano
England Run Branch
806 Lyons Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

cgraziano@crrl.org

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 15:47

The 16th Annual Teen Art Show will be on exhibit from March 5 - March 30, 2011, in the Headquarters Theater and Atrium, open for public viewing during regular library hours, except when programs are scheduled in the theater.

Students in grades 9-12 from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland county particpated in this year's Teen Art Show.

Local artist Johnny Johnson once again donated his time to judge the grades 11 and 12 contestants. Artists in grades 11 and 12 judged those in grades 9 and 10.
 

And the winners are ....
 
 

Stephanie by Nicolas Scarpinato

Best in Show: "Stephanie" by Nicolas Scarpinato (grade 12)

 

Fri, 12/17/2010 - 14:39

This December the Headquarters Atrium Gallery features art by the two winners of our 15th Annual Teen Art Show.

Katy Shepard won "Best in Show" and Peter Krachenfels won first place in the Grade 9-10 category.

See selected works below.


Arizona Skies, Katy Shepard

Arizona Skies, Katy Shepard
Mixed media

Fri, 12/17/2010 - 14:37

Thirty-eight students in grades 9-12 from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland county particpated in this year's show.  The talent is immense, the art is phenomenal and difficult choices were made.  Local artist, Johnny Johnson, generously donated his time to judge the grades 11 and 12 contestants.  Those artists experienced the other side of an art show and were the judges for those in grades 9-10. 

 

Best in Show was awarded to senior, Katy Shepard for "Roman Myths of Love" (shown above)

Fri, 12/17/2010 - 14:33

View the library's annual Teen Art Show, co-sponsored by It! Magazine, through June 29, in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery. The show is open to students in grades 9-12, who live in the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Westmoreland counties.  

See winning works below:

 

Grades 11-12

1st Place:  "Rockstar" by Hillary Inman

 

About the Show

View show rules.

The Annual Teen Art Show is held each year at Headquarters Library.

Works are grouped into two judging categories: Grades 9-10 and Grades 11-12.

Artists in each category compete for first, second and third place, and honorable mention.

The two artists who receive first place are given their own show in the Atrium the following December.