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Call For Entries

iCreate 2024: Annual Juried Exhibition of High School Talent

June 7, 2024—September 8, 2024, Vicki Netter Fitzgerald Gallery

Now in its sixteenth year, iCreate serves as an outlet for emerging artists, amplifying the scope of their work and providing the community a glimpse into regional artistic potential. The works are from diverse artists utilizing a wide range of styles and media to explore different themes ranging from critiques of traditional social constructs to playful portraits, fond memories, race, identity, nature, and animal welfare.

iCreate is a regional competition consisting of a physical installation of selected works in the Bruce Museum’s Works on Paper Gallery and a virtual exhibition online at iCreate inspires young minds to embrace their unique styles and engage with other artists in their age group. The amount of confidence that emerges in young artists who are selected and the attention all participants receive is particularly valuable. The iCreate exhibition is a platform to celebrate their passion and creativity.

The volume of the artwork received each year is breathtaking, with over 600-800 submissions to view. Stunning technique and thought-provoking content make selecting the final exhibit quite challenging. The final selection encompasses some of the best talents in the area and will undoubtedly awe and inspire all audiences. For these reasons, the selection of pieces for the final iCreate exhibition involves considering a range of factors and multiple perspectives.

iCreate is a juried installation and approximately 55 final works are selected from the total submissions. Each year the submissions come from approximately 300 participating students. Over 1,000 votes are cast for the People's Choice Award from over 4,000 virtual visits to the online exhibition on

iCreate participation is open enrollment to all regional high school students. Students have until midnight May 6, 2024, to submit their art entries for this year's iCreate. exhibition.

Criteria: Fine Art entries will be limited to two-dimensional original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, gouache, pastel, any drawing medium, traditional printmaking forms (such as relief, etching, stone lithograph, and serigraph), mixed media, and works generated digitally by computer. No photography is accepted. Pieces can be no larger than 48" on any one side and there is a three-piece limit per artist.

Art Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded in the following amounts: – 1st: $500 ,Youth at Bruce Award $350, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200, and two-three Honorable Mentions: $100. People's Choice Award: $350 will be awarded in late August, allowing the public to vote online and in-person for their favorite art submission.

Support for iCreate 2024 is generously provided by Susan and Bill Mahoney, and Debbie Simon.

Albert Chen, The Hotchkiss School, Grade 9

Albert Chen, The Hotchkiss School, iCreate 2023

Angelina Park, Greenwich High School

Angelina Park, Greenwich High School, iCreate 2023

Berkley Mathews New Canaan High School, iCreate 2023

Berkley Mathews, New Canaan High School, iCreate 2023

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