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Youth art projects on display at Civic Building

Staff Report~ 11/26/2014

ANTHEM – Emerging young artists from North Valley high schools will be exhibiting their work as part of the 9th Annual Regional Teen Art Competition on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. The exhibition, presented by the Arts Council of the North Valley and open to the public, will be held both days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way in Anthem. Admission is free.

This “Artists in Studio” event will feature mixed media, ceramics, oil, acrylic, photography, and more, all created by students from North Valley high schools. Participating students will be recognized at a reception open to the public on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 2:30-4 p.m. As part of the reception, ACNV will present awards for Best in Show, Award of Excellence in Painting/Drawing, Photography, and 3-Dimensional art, and Honorable Mention. Award winners are selected by a panel of professional artists and art educators.

Attendees are invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, presented during the awards reception. Each person casting a vote becomes eligible to win tickets to the ProMusica Arizona performance of Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 13.

ACNV’s fundamental purpose is promoting arts education and established the Regional Teen Art Competition in 2005 to encourage young artists to exhibit their work in a professional venue.

Participating high schools from throughout the North Valley include Boulder Creek, Deer Valley, Liberty, Mountain Ridge, Pinnacle, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Sunrise Mountain, as well as BASIS Peoria and teen art students from the Northside Home Educators and Anthem Art Academy organizations.

To learn more about the 2014 ACNV Regional Teen Art Competition, visit ACNV’s Web site at or contact Jon Meyers at (623) 205-5608.