The Young Artists' Gallery (YAG) is returning to the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove for its 20th year in March.
Works of art in a variety of media created by public high school students from Miami-Dade County will be featured on March 14 and 15 - open to the public on March 14 from 1 to 5 pm with an awards reception from 2 to 4 pm, and on March 15 from noon to 2 pm at the club.
The Art Education Office of Dade County pre-judged the artworks submitted to this scholarship program and selected the 119 finalists which will be showcased in the exhibit. A jury comprised of members of the art community, including members of the club, will designate the winners of several scholarships and honorable mention awards. The exhibiting artists will be able to offer their work for sale if they wish. Teachers will also be recognized during the awards ceremony.
“We are excited to be celebrating the Young Artists’ Gallery program’s 20th anniversary of encouraging young local artists to pursue their creative dreams,” said Vicki Tencati, the club’s YAG Committee Chairwoman. Yudit Orlando, prior Chairwoman, said, "It’s so important to provide this type of opportunity and support to these young artists in our community.” The 20th anniversary is an occasion to celebrate the club and its commitment to cultivating an understanding and appreciation of art.
“I received a scholarship from YAG last year that helped me start my career as an artist,” said Enya Fontanills, who earned 2nd Place at YAG 2019 and graduated from New World School of the Arts in the same year. “Thanks to this fundraiser I was able to afford joining the California College of the Arts community on a full ride scholarship. I am now making the best out of the Californian arts education system. I am still sticking to acrylics for the most part but experimenting with all types of new medias in one of the most inspiring environments for the arts. I couldn’t be more thankful.”
The Woman's Club is at 2985 South Bayshore Drive.