Krista Escaffi-Aguilar, a Port Chester resident and senior at School of the Holy Child in Rye, has won the Katonah Museum of Art’s poster competition for Young Artists 2014.
Young Artists is an annual exhibition of high school seniors’ artwork from member schools around the region, and gives aspiring artists an opportunity to participate in all aspects of a museum exhibition. With the guidance of professionals, the young artists organize, publicize, curate, and mount their own exhibition.
In December, professional artist Scott Seaboldt led a day-long workshop, in which students designed a unique announcement for Young Artists 2014. Participating schools were invited to have two seniors attend. Based on votes from participating students and the KMA Board, staff, and volunteers, Krista’s artwork was chosen from 32 entries from 18 local high schools.
In late February, students participating in the exhibition will take part in an exhibition installation, an exciting two-day process, during which students from each participating high school take on the roles of curators, exhibition designers, and installers. Working alongside professional staff, they will fulfill the daunting task of mounting an exhibition of more than 300 artworks.
Young Artists 2014 will be open to the public at the Katonah Museum of Art from March 2 – 9, with an opening reception on Sunday, March 2, from 3-5pm.