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The Katonah Museum of Art Announces Young Artists 2020 Winning Design

Gloria Kim of Edgemont High School Designated Design Competition Winner

Katonah, NY, December 17, 2019 – The Katonah Museum of Art is proud to announce Gloria Kim, of Edgemont High School, NY, as the winner of its annual design contest for its upcoming Young Artists 2020 exhibition. Selected from among thirty-eight entries, Kim’s winning design will be produced as a postcard invitation for the exhibition and be featured in related marketing initiatives. Chosen for her caliber of artistic achievement, the winning design was based on votes from KMA Board members, KMA Staff, volunteers and workshop participants.

The thirty-eight entries were created and subsequently submitted by high school students who participated in the Museum’s day-long Graphic Design Workshop on November 19, 2019. Students from each participating high school were selected by their teachers to participate in the workshop which was led by Bedford Central School graphic design educators Heather Kranz, Lauren LaMance, Yvonne Pekorne and Lindsay Lappin-Burke. The workshop serves as a platform for graphic design educators to introduce students to examples of innovative design work and examine the components which comprise such work and subsequently create their own designs. Designs were then judged on strength of concept, clarity and aesthetics, and effective representation of the Museum and the exhibition. The portrait drawings in Kim’s design represent the participants who worked alongside her in the workshop.

Kim, a junior at Edgemont High School, is a Gold Key regional award recipient of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. This honor opens doors for students by providing access to scholarship programs and workshops and the ability to have work published and
displayed in regional and national exhibitions. Top students are invited to attend the week-long national celebration in New York City, which includes a ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6.

The Gold Key award was given in recognition of two of Kim’s works – Convenient Store, a digital/Adobe Photoshop creation and Altered I, a work which employs a graphite and foam technique.

Now in its 37th year, Young Artists 2020, on view from February 9 – March 1, 2020, presents the work of high school seniors in the region. This year nearly 400 students from 40 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield counties will be participating in Young Artists 2020. The Young Artists program exemplifies KMA’s dedication to providing dynamic museum education opportunities to its broad community and fostering the next generation of creative thinkers and artists. Participating students are involved in all aspects of the exhibition process and work under the guidance of Museum and art professionals to organize, curate and install their own exhibition. It is a tribute to young artists, their families and teachers, and to the KMA’s continuing commitment to education.

At the conclusion of Young Artists 2020 on March 1, from 12:00 – 4:00 PM, the Museum’s Teen Council will present the Young Artists Market, an event that is uniquely teen-made and teen-driven. Over 25 high school artist vendors will present and sell their art and gift items – including jewelry, paintings, ceramics and creative handmade goods – to the Museum’s members and the general public.

About the Katonah Museum of Art:

The Katonah Museum of Art promotes the understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts for diverse audiences. The Museum presents exhibitions that explore ideas about art, culture, and society – past and present – through innovative exhibition and education programs.

Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday from 12 PM – 5 PM, closed Monday. General admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Members and children under the age of 12 always enter free. For more information, please call (914) 232-9555 or visit www.katonahmuseum.org.