As I have been discussing with you, the Los Gatos Art Museum has done away with showing strictly local LGHS art in their space. They have been altering the scope of the exhibition over the past three years and have made vast changes for this year.
The show is now a juried high school art show around a specific theme and is open to any high school art student in Santa Clara County.
The theme is "Social Matters."
More specifically, I have been told that students are being asked
"to depict visually a social issue
that affects or is important to them.”
There are some specifics that you should know about on the Social Matters site found here,
and on the FormsCentral site, here, that you should know about.
There are calendar issues/dates that you need to be aware of that I will post on the class calendar.
(note, some of these dates are confusing to me at this point and I am seeking clarification)
Additionally, I am requiring all of my Art 3/4's to participate in this endeavor.
Art 1's, it is strictly extra credit - though we can work it in to your study drawings as well.
Art 2's, well...the jury is still out :) I haven't quite figured this out as it pertains to you. We'll discuss.
Here is some of the brainstorming ideas that came out of 5th period yesterday when thinking about social issues:
contraception, drug war, self image, racism, environment/environmentalism, unemployment, religion, peer pressure, police brutality, agism, sexism, stereotyping, cancer, health care, depression, poverty, death penalty, meat industry, suicide, assisted suicide, gay marriage, stress, drunk driving, underage drinking/smoking, abortion
Obviously this is not a complete list, but it is something to get the brain waves a-workin'.
Oh, did I mention they are giving MONEY away as awards? Yes, they are. Read about it on the site.
It ain't chump change. For real.