For many aspiring artists, high school is the time to hone their craft and put their skills to the test by creating images they can add to their portfolio.
Now Solano County high school artists will have a venue to showcase their skills. Starting in March, the City of Fairfield-Suisun Visual Arts Association (FSVAA) will be hosting its annual art exhibit for high school students at the Solano Downtown Gallery. Now is the time to start creating artwork for the show or to think about what pieces to submit.
Coins will be accepted between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on February 26 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 27. Current categories are oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel / drawing, sculpture / assemblage, ceramic vessel, mixed media / collage, color photography, black and white photography, computer art / digital art, fiber art / textile, printmaking , jewelry and video / other. Categories are subject to change and may do so without notice. Pieces can be submitted by students or their teachers.
All submitted pieces will be exhibited at the gallery from March 2 to 26. The exhibition will conclude with a virtual awards ceremony on Zoom at 3 p.m. on March 26. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and honorable mention. A separate “President’s Award” will also be awarded and will include a free one-year membership in the FSVAA. For a link to this presentation, email [email protected]
The gallery is located at the Solano Town Center, 1350 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. The gallery is located on the upper level of the mall, next to the AT&T store. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.
For more information, call Gallery Director Dennis Ariza at 688-8889.