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Young talent on display in MHC’s One on One Gallery

High School Art Show
February 11, 2020

Local high school students once again have the opportunity to showcase their creative talent and compete for top accolades by participating in the High School Art Exhibition at Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) One on One Gallery.

The introduction of new prizes into the competition this year have raised the stakes and created added incentive for aspiring artists and designers to submit their best work.

Over 70 works of art were submitted by students from Medicine Hat High School, Crescent Heights High School, Monsignor McCoy High School, and Eagle Butte High School.

This year’s exhibition is comprised of a wide range of artistic mediums including watercolour, paintings in acrylics and oil, pencil and pencil crayons, pastels, ink, photograph, and digital designs.

Clint Lawrence, visual communications coordinator at MHC, says “encouraging the practice of art and design in high school is essential and our program faculty and staff are excited to support local students in this show.”

Student submissions are reviewed by MHC’s visual communications faculty and first, second, and third place winners are chosen based on a variety of criteria.

In addition to the cash prizes typically given to the top three submissions, award recipients will also receive guaranteed admission to the art and design program at MHC and a waived application fee.

“We wanted to do something different this year and add even more incentive for students to get creative with their pieces,” explains Lawrence.

“It’s a cool opportunity for aspiring artists to showcase their design talent in an art gallery at an early age, and an even more exciting opportunity for students who are planning on pursuing an education in art and design to guarantee their spot in our program.”

The High School Art Exhibition is on display in the One on One Gallery at MHC until Feb. 27, 2020, with a reception to be held on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., where the top three submissions and prize recipients will be announced.

Lawrence encourages the students’ family and friends, as well as the public, to come out and experience some of the best work and creative talent of young artists in our community.

A list of upcoming exhibits and further information about the One on One Gallery be found here.