DMA Presents Young Masters Exhibition

Dallas, TX, February 28, 2005—The Dallas Museum of Art will present an exhibition of works of art created by 36 students from Dallas, Collin, and Denton County high schools that are in partnership with Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc. and the O’Donnell Foundation. The Young Masters Invitational Exhibition will be on view from Sunday, March 6 through Sunday, April 10, 2005.

Sunday, March 6 Young Masters Invitational Exhibition opens, includes thirty six two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

Tuesday, April 5  A reception and a subsequent ceremony will announce the Best of Show, lst Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Honorable Mentions. Awards will be presented to students.

Background on the Exhibition:
Twenty Eight AP Studio Art teachers from area schools were invited to submit up to one work of art per AP Studio Art student for the 2005 DMA Young Masters Invitational Exhibition. A panel of judges selected 36 works of art to be exhibited from over 375 submissions.

The DMA Young Masters Exhibition began in l995 with the O’Donnell Foundation Studio Art Incentive Program, a program that provided financial incentives to both students and teachers.

The art created by these students is extraordinary in part because their outstanding teachers provide a college level curriculum at the high school level. Last year, scholarships worth several million dollars were awarded to participating AP Studio Art students. Many AP Studio Art students receive college credit resulting from the portfolios that they submit for evaluation by the College Board each May.

The following schools are represented in this exhibit. All schools are within the area Independent School Districts listed except for the two private schools in Dallas.

Carrollton/Farmers Branch Creekview High School (2)
Colleyville/Grapevine Colleyville Heritage High School (4)
Grapevine High School (1)
Dallas Booker T. Washington HSPVA (2)
Frisco Frisco High School (2)
Garland Naaman Forest High School (1)
Mesquite Mesquite High School (2)
Poteet High School (1)
Plano Plano East Senior High School (5)
Plano Senior High School (5)
Plano West Senior High School (3)
Richardson Lake Highlands High School (3)
Private – Dallas Episcopal School of Dallas (3)
The Hockaday School (2)