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Opening reception is Feb. 24, 4-6 p.m., when Mayor David Martin presents the 21 awards and donated cash prizes of $1,600.
Ten schools participated this year. The juror is Dmitri Wright, artist and instructor at Silvermine Arts Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site.
Participating artists were selected from Fairfield County high schools. The art teachers choose the work of eight junior and senior art students from their schools.
The work displayed is in six categories: painting, drawing, prints, 3D, portfolios and merit. The awards to the students, which total $1,500, are contributed by area businesses, individuals and Stamford Art Association artists.
Drawing: First Place: Elyse Kimball, “Collateral Beauty,” Greens Farms Academy; Second Place: Eliza Stanley, “Moving Parts No. 1,” Sacred Heart, Greenwich; Third Place: Grace Long, “Farmhouse,” Norwalk High School.
Mixed media: First Place: Natalia Pazos, “Space Bar,” Sacred Heart, Greenwich; Second Place: Derek Castro, “Bastet,” Westhill High School; Third Place: Zareen Reza, “Faces,” Wilton High School.
Over the many years that the Stamford Art Association has organized this exhibit, more than $145,000 has been awarded to Fairfield County high school art students. Mayor David Martin of Stamford will present the awards to the up and coming student artists at the opening reception. The exhibit is sponsored in part by a grant from the Kuriansky Foundation and a CAPP grant from the City of Stamford.