The exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Exhibition support was provided by The O'Donnell Foundation.
Dallas Museum of Art
Selected artwork created by Advanced Placement Studio Art students participating in the O'Donnell Foundation's AP Studio Arts Incentive Program (TM).
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, and 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, 77 teachers and 1,147 students from 21 Dallas-area high schools and 16 middle schools participate in the program. In the sixteen-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 $11.7 million in scholarships.
The Young Masters Exhibition was created over twelve 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.
A panel of respected judges reviewed 280 works of art submitted from students from area schools who participate in the O'Donnell Foundation's AP Arts Incentive program and selected the 42 pieces to be included in this year's exhibition.
Jeffrey Grove, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, will serve as the Final Judge and select the award winning works. They will be announced during a reception and awards ceremony honoring all the young artists' families and teachers.
Incentive program schools with students represented in the exhibition include: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA), Bryan Adams High School, Centennial High School, Colleyville Heritage High School, Coppell High School, Creekview High School, Episcopal School of Dallas, Grapevine High School, Newman Smith High School and Poteet High School.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.