Out of the (Art) Box is an innovative variation on WMA’s popular public installation challenge. 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 completed “boxes” will be created at the museum over a two-day period and then displayed in the museum galleries throughout the month of March, Youth Art Month. The winning team will receive a donation to their school’s visual art program.
This year’s Art Box theme follows the Alabama Bicentennial theme for 2019, Sharing Our Stories.
We tell stories to develop EMPATHY, to preserve TRADITION, to embrace our HUMANITY, and to build COMMUNITY. How does art help us share our stories? In keeping with the spirit of Alabama’s bicentennial celebration, how can art communicate the stories of the Wiregrass?
Join us for the opening reception of Youth Art Month on Thursday, February 28 (5-7 p.m.) to see the work of these talented artists and learn which team will take home $500 for best installation, 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 2019.
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 2nd: Mini-installation drop-off artwork deadline*
- February 4th: Notification of selected teams
- February 22nd: Day 1 of competition, 9AM – 6PM
- February 23rd: Day 2 of competition, 9AM – 5PM
- Thursday, February 28th Opening Reception, 5PM – 7PM
- Saturday, March 30th YAM Exhibition closes
- April 6 – April 13th* 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.