Teachers at 20 schools within 50 miles of Rockford Art Museum submitted nearly 1,100 pieces for consideration by this year’s jurors,who chose 146 pieces representing 107 students from 16 area schools.On view are paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photography, digital and mixed media and more. Jurors did not know the artist’s name, grade level, or school affiliation when selections were made for inclusion in the exhibition and for awards.
Awards will be announced at 2 p.m. during the March 5 opening. Students and teachers of any grade at any school receive free admission to the museum throughout the entire 76th Young Artist Show, which includes the subsequent Youth Division (April 9–May 7).
Directions: Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 six and a half miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street. From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). North on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum Park lot. Pedestrian tunnel connects organizations housed at Riverfront Museum Park (RAM, Discovery Center, Rockford Dance Company, Rockford Symphony Orchestra) and Burpee Museum of Natural History, located next door.