The Mountain Artists of Teller County are getting ready for the annual Student Art Show that will be hanging in the Galleria of the Woodland Park Public Library from April 13 through May 1. This show is open to all middle school, high school, private schools and home-schooled students in all of Teller County. And, for the first time, the Lake George Charter School will be included!
The show has been a showcase for our highly talented young people and the public has expressed great surprise and appreciation for it for many years now. Everyone is encouraged to come see the art during the three weeks it will be on display.
Teller County students must be 18 years or younger as of January 1, 2024. Middle school students can win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and high school students can win ribbons plus cash which total approximately $1500 every year. Accepted categories are: Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing, Mixed Media, Digital Design, and Photography
Students in the area wishing to enter the Student Art Show must go online to www.themountainartists.org and print out the application (at the bottom of the page) and bring the filled-out application to the Woodland Park Library by Friday, April 12 between 3:00pm and 5:30pm.
Awards will be presented on Saturday, April 20, starting at 2pm at the Library (downstairs). Winners must be present to receive monetary Awards (or have a parent or teacher present to accept).
Additionally, the Mountain Artists award a scholarship(s) every year to selected students who will be attending higher education in the Fall of 2024 with some emphasis or major in the area of art. Interested students can get an application with details or requirements also from the website mentioned above.
Originally established in 1989 the purpose of the Mountain Artists is to promote, encourage, support, and assist in the making and showing of visual arts of persons of all ages in the Ute Pass, Teller County and surrounding areas. Contact persons: Student Art Show: Kyla Woodruff, 909-684-9426 and Sharon Dernbach, 719-648-3245. Scholarships: Amanda Hurley, 303-903-2823.