Aiko Enriquez, High School of Art and Design, Grade 12 Routine, Graphite

Alyssa Burke, High School of Art and Design, Grade 12 Think Wide Open , Mixed Media, ink, marker, watercolor

Junsik Eom, Hotchkiss School, Grade 12 The Leap, Acrylic on skateboard decks

iCreate 2021

July 6, 2021 - October 10, 2021

This year's iCreate is a virtual exhibition.  The iCreate exhibition is an annual juried competition that showcases the talents of an emerging generation of artists.  With a final selection of 46 artworks from over 620 submissions across 46 high schools throughout Connecticut, and New York, iCreate exemplifies a breadth of themes and styles. In addition to providing a venue for youth expression, iCreate seeks to instill confidence in participating artists and offer the public a glimpse of the unbounded genius contained within creative young minds. 

Visit the iCreate website to view the artists chosen for first place, second place, and third place prizes. In addition, three honorable mentions were awarded, and for the first time, an award for video animation was part of the generous cash awards. Moreover, this is the third year a student was selected to win the Berkley One Award. These awards were made possible thanks to the generosity of the exhibition sponsors. The People’s Choice Award welcomes you to vote for your favorite artist. Choose any of the students featured in the video that participated in this year’s iCreate. Assessing art is regarded as so subjective that ultimately the decision you make will be simply a matter of personal opinion. Please view all the participating artists and select your favorite. Final day to vote is Friday, September 10, at midnight. The winner will be announced September 12, 2021 at noon on the Bruce Museum Facebook page, Instagram, and iCreate2021.com. The People's Choice Award winner will be awarded $250.

The Bruce Museum is grateful for exhibition support from the Rockefeller Capital Management, Greenwich, Berkley One, a W. R. Berkley Company, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Susan and Bill Mahoney, and Chris and Bill Nichols.