Ashland: In 1985-86, members of the Southern Oregon Research and Development Committee (SORD) initiated the BEST OF THE BEST STUDENT ART SHOW to encourage artistically gifted high school students in the Rogue Valley. This activity, co-sponsored by Southern Oregon University’s Pre-college Youth Programs School Districts in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties and different local galleries, far exceeded expectations and has become an annual event each spring.
Now in its twenty-eighth year, the competition returns to the Southern Oregon University Center for the Visual Arts, Marion Ady Galleries as an event that has proven to be enriching and exciting for students, parents, and teachers, while bringing community recognition and support to the visual arts.
Artwork from 16 participating high schools has been submitted for in-district screening, and then brought to the gallery for jurying by professional artists. Nearly 160 individual entries of student art will be on display at the CVA Marion Ady Galleries beginning on Friday, April 5 with an opening reception beginning at 4:00 pm. The show runs through Thursday, April 18, 2013. The community is invited and encouraged to attend.
Gallery Hours are:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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