2011 Young Masters Exhibition

Begin Date2011-02-26
End Date2011-04-17
CuratorsMaria Teresa Garcia Pedroche
Last Harvested At2022-03-05
Credit LineThe exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Exhibition support was provided by The O'Donnell Foundation.
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionThe Dallas Museum of Art will present selected works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students participating in the O'Donnell Foundation's AP Fine Arts Incentive Program (TM) in the Concourse beginning February 26. In 1994 the O'Donnell Foundation created an AP Arts Incentive Program to motivate high school students' interest and success in rigorous arts courses. The AP Music Theory program was added in 1998. Courses offered include AP Art History, AP Studio Art Drawing, AP Studio Art 2D Design, AP Studio Art 3D Design, and AP Music Theory. Pre-AP courses may include any classes that prepare students for AP arts courses. This year, 130 teachers and 1,254 students from nineteen Dallas-area high schools participated in the program. In the seventeen-year history of the program, more than 9,000 arts and music students have benefited from the O'Donnell Foundation's AP incentive programs. Last year, graduating seniors earned over $14.8 million in scholarships. The Young Masters Exhibition was created over thirteen years ago to recognize outstanding artistic expression in Dallas-area AP studio arts students and to inspire all young artists to reach their full potential. In 2011 the Young Masters exhibition will celebrate the creativity and skill of each fine arts discipline: AP Art History, Music Theory, and Studio Art. Integrating all three subjects at this prestigious event reinforces both the interconnectedness of the arts and the mission of the O'Donnell Foundation's new incentive program, Create Schools of Excellence in Fine Arts Education, to develop participating high schools as self-sustaining national models of advanced secondary fine arts education. The AP Fine Arts students were invited to submit the following works: AP Art History - an original essay in response to a work in the DMA's permanent collection; AP Music Theory - an original four-minute composition; AP Studio Art - an original two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork. A panel of respected judges for each discipline reviewed a total of 482 works submitted by students from area schools who participate in the O'Donnell Foundation's AP Fine Arts Incentive Program and selected the forty-eight pieces to be included in this year's exhibition. Dr. Roberto Tejada, Distinguished Endowed Chair in Art History at Southern Methodist University, will serve as the guest speaker at the awards ceremony. The final works and award winners will be announced during a reception and awards ceremony honoring all the Young Masters, their families, and their teachers. Incentive program schools with students represented in the exhibition include Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA), Coppell High School, Creekview High School, J. J. Pearce High School, Lake Highlands High School, Lovejoy High School, L. V. Berkner High School, McKinney Boyd High School, Newman Smith High School, Plano East Senior High School, Plano Senior High School, Plano West Senior High School, and Richardson High School.