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Some of the best high school artists in the state have their work exhibited at USU Eastern’s Tenth Annual Statewide Art Competition in Gallery East located on the northwest corner of the SAC Building. The exhibit runs from Jan. 13 through Feb. 7.
Nearly 300 entries were received from throughout Utah for jury into to the competition. The competition includes many paintings, drawings, watercolors, ceramics and photographs from northern, central and southern Utah high schools.
Participating high schools include Logan, Weber, Fremont, Taylorsville, Juab, Grand County and Wayne high schools. Students from as far south as Tuacahn High School entered work in this year’s show. “The response was overwhelming,” said gallery director Noel Carmack. “Every year we host the statewide competition, I am impressed with the talent. It’s always difficult to choose and rank the winners.”
All high school age (14-18 years old) students were eligible to participate, including public high school students, home-schooled students and students attending private schools. “I encourage everyone in Price and neighboring communities to come and see the impressive talent of Utah’s high school students.”
A closing reception and awards ceremony will be on Friday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Participating students and parents are invited to attend. The public is welcome. Gallery East is open Monday through Thursdays and is free to attend.