Young Artists Prepare for Easton Arts Council’s Annual Youth Art Show

Artwork Submission Day Is Feb. 27 from 12 to 3:00 p.m. at Easton Public Library

Several young artists in town took advantage of a recent framing workshop at the Easton Library to prepare their paintings for exhibition at the Easton Arts Council’s 23rd Annual Youth Art Show. The arts council is accepting artwork submissions on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library. No pre-registration is required.

During the framing workshop, which was sponsored by the arts council and hosted by the library, youngsters had their completed artwork framed, while others created their art to be framed.  “It went really well,” said Christina Sarno, the arts council’s youth art director who facilitated the workshop. The Lions Club donated supplies for the event.

The show is currently open to all young people ages 5 to 18, no matter their level of skill. All forms of artwork are being accepted, including photography, weaving, sculpture, paint, etc. Two-dimensional artwork must be framed and ready to hang (no saw-tooth hangers allowed). Up to two pieces of artwork can be submitted.

Librarian Kristine Oulman’s daughters Iris and Penny attended the framing workshop and painted seascapes to be showcased during the art show. “I really like Kristine’s daughters’ painted seascapes,” said Sarno.

Joanne Kant, president of the Easton Arts Council, said this year’s annual event is the first youth art show to return to in person in two years because of the pandemic.  “I think it’s a great opportunity for the kids to contribute their art,” said Library Director Lynn Zaffino, also adding that last year the art show was virtual with participants showcasing their art online.

Artwork submitted on Feb. 27 will be on display in the library from March 1 to April 30. A reception to honor the artists will be held on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. All artists will receive a certificate of participation.

For more information and to download an entry form, visit www.eastonartscouncil.org, or contact Sarno at 203-216-1900

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