Coastal Carolina Fair - Youth Art Show 2008

Beyond these doors of the Fine Arts Building at the Coastal Carolina Fair hangs the 2008 Youth Art Show. Each year the Exchange Club of Charleston sponsors an exhibition of artwork at the Coastal Carolina Fair by student artists from Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties.

This year (2008), the Youth Art Show includes nearly 600 artworks showcasing a wide variety of styles and media. The artwork is displayed in groups by age from 6 to 18 yrs. old.

The Exchange Club's Judges present numerous ribbons and awards which are highly prized by their young recipients.
For the past 13 yrs. my husband and I have had the pleasure of sponsoring an award at this Youth Art Show to recognize outstanding talent as well as to encourage the further growth and development of promising young artists.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2008 SCHNEIDER ART AWARDS:

Joey Dixon - Chas. County School of the Arts
Richard Heywood - R.B. Stall High School
Meghan Kindy - Wando High School
Kim Mansfield - Goose Creek High School
Alfie Ming - Alston Middle School
Issey Till - Rollings Middle School of the Arts
To see all of the 2008 Youth Art Show Award winners CLICK HERE.

Come on out to the Exchange Club's Coastal Carolina Fair and while you're there be sure to go by and see all the exciting, creative artwork at this year's 2008 Youth Art Show.

For more information about the 2008 Coastal Carolina Fair including a map, scheduled events and entertainment visit http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org.

2 comments:

J.R. Baldini, plein air painter said...

Katherine
Thanks for the link to your blog.
The Youth exhibit is so colorful and at quick glance, the primary colors jump right out at you !
Just last Sat. The Niagara Art & Culture held their annual open easel for the same age groups and I judged.

We actually got to see the art being created - the kids faces showed their total involvement and oblivion to the surroundings of a shopping mall !

Cobgrats to you and your husband for the very important support.

Katherine Muschick Schneider said...

Hi J.R.
Nice to hear from you again. It's very rewarding for us to be apart of encouraging the dedicated teachers and talented young people that take the time and effort to exhibit their artwork at the Exchange Club of Charleston's CC Fair Art Show.

The Niagara Art & Culture Committee is to be congratulated for providing an opportunity for the young people of Niagara Falls to create and exhibit their artwork.

Art opportunities for young people are often one of the first things to be cut from school and government budgets when the economy gets tight. I hope that won't happen in these difficult financial times.
Creating and appreciating art renew our spirits and keeps us balanced in times of stress. Starting art education early provides the foundation for the life long benefit of creative thinking that influences all areas of our lives. OK-I'll get off my soapbox now... but I know as an artist you'll agree with me.

Hope you're getting in lots of plein air painting in before the weather turns too cold up there at the "top of the country". If you want a break from the winter weather remember- it's always sunny in SC. :)

KMS

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