Call for high school artwork

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The Thames Art Gallery (TAG) has two opportunities for high-school students.

Students are invited to submit original work for the upcoming virtual exhibition “Here I Am.” Additionally, TAG is offering a $1,000 scholarship award for a graduating student, sponsored by local artist Cathy Myers.

With the global pandemic weighing heavily upon our lives, it has become increasingly evident that having a way to come together and express our thoughts and experiences is integral to our well-being, according to art gallery officials. When finding the right words becomes difficult, art can play a role in expressing the inexpressible. TAG will work with local schools on this event, which will support our young artists and give them a platform to share their work and connect with a larger community.

TAG is accepting submissions to the virtual exhibition and scholarship until June 25 at 11:59 PM. Application forms and guidelines for both the exhibition and scholarship are available on the Thames Art Gallery website at www.chatham-kent.ca/TAG.

“Here I Am” will be on display virtually from July 23 to Oct. 30 and is open to artists age 14-18 currently attending a Chatham-Kent secondary school. All works must be original and completed within the last year, and all media will be accepted.

Each artist may submit a maximum of three works. Three $100 people choice awards will be granted to participating artists.

To be considered for the scholarship, interested candidates must be in their graduating year of high school and attending a post-secondary program in an arts-related discipline in the fall. A separate application form is required for those who wish to apply.

If you have questions on submitting to either the virtual exhibition, scholarship or both, contact the Thames Art Gallery at 226-312-2025 ext. 4425.

For more information, visit www.chatham-kent.ca/TAG or www.artspacechathamkent.com and follow @TAGCK and @ARTspaceCK for updates.

The Thames Art Gallery is located at the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William St. N. Chatham.

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