Out of the (Art) Box is an innovative public installation challenge hosted at WMA. Teams of high school students (grades 9 – 12) will create original installations using movable “boxes.” Students are challenged to completely transform their material and think outside of the (art) box. The installations will be created at the museum over a two-day period and then displayed in the museum galleries throughout the month of March coinciding with the exhibition Youth Art Month. The winning teams will receive a donation to their school’s visual art program.
Join us for the opening reception of Youth Art Month on Tuesday, March 3 (5-7 p.m.) to see the work of these talented artists and learn which team will take home prizes: $500 for Judge’s Choice and $250 for Peers’ Choice to be used for their school’s art programs! The reception is FREE and open to the public.
Number of entries
Enter only one (1) Letter of Intent per school.
Each team must have no less than four (4) members and no more than six (6).
Completed installations will be on exhibit in WMA’s galleries for the duration of Youth Art Month; March 2020.
ALL TEAMS’ LETTERS OF INTENT MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Name of school along with name and email of teacher mentor.
List of students on team. Include name, e-mail, mailing address, phone number and grade.
Written or typed recommendation from an art educator, teacher, or sponsor.
Reason why your team should be picked. 30 words or less. Be as creative as possible!
Mail or bring installations to WMA, 126 Museum Ave., Dothan, AL 36303. Written material can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- February 1st: Mini-installation drop-off artwork deadline*
- February 3rd: Notification of selected teams
- February 28th: Day 1 of competition, 9AM – 6PM
- February 29th: Day 2 of competition, 9AM – 5PM
- Tuesday, March 3rd: Opening Reception, 5PM – 7PM
- Saturday, April 4th YAM Exhibition closes at 3PM
- April 8 – April 18th* Final pick-up of selected artwork**
*Drop-off/pick-up artwork during WMA business hours:
Wednesday through Friday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 3:00PM
**WMA is not responsible for artwork that is not claimed by the final pick-up date. Unless arrangements are made to pick up the installation, the work will be dismantled and recycled.
Saturday, December 7th
10am – 12pm
Are you ready to think outside the (art) box? Are you unsure about the competition and what to expect? Join us for Out of the (Art) Box Day! WMA educators Brook and Amanda will be on hand with information about the competition plus they will be joined by previous ArtBox participants and mentors talk about the competition and their experiences. Application packets will be available for this year's competition. Bring your teammates and learn what it takes to think outside the (art) box!