MENDOCINO Co., 4/24/20 — Educational institutions and their students around the world are looking for creative ways to continue school despite the pandemic, something that can be particularly challenging in the arts. This spring, to ensure that student artists can still participate in the ever-popular student art show, a 30 year tradition, Mendocino College is launching a virtual student show online, to exhibit artworks in a wide variety of mediums.
The Mendocino College spring student art show can be viewed at this link, and the collection will be expanded with new artwork over the next several weeks, so check back to see new displays. The virtual show is notable in two distinct ways — the collection will be able to stay online indefinitely, allowing visitors to enjoy it for years to come, and because the show is online, many different forms of creative expression can be viewed simultaneously, from the traditional two and three dimensional paintings, prints, sculptures, and pottery, to now include dance, creative writing, music, theater, and culinary arts. Much of the art is available for purchase, and all funds go directly to student artists — if you’re interested, get in touch at [email protected].
Here’s the announcement from Mendocino College:
Mendocino College Virtual Spring Student Art Show 2020
The show must go on! The Mendocino College Art Community has taken the challenge presented by the current Shelter in Place and will continue its 30-year tradition of Spring Student Art Shows by featuring it virtually.
The show can be viewed by visiting: https://www.mendocino.edu/current-exhibits. This team effort of the college’s graphic designer, publicity team, art gallery, and all academic departments, heralds in a new concept and a new era for the Mendocino College Art Gallery. In the past, the show was mounted and shown in the Mendocino College Art Gallery for the last six weeks of each academic year. Now the show can live on in its virtual home for as long as people want to visit and view it. Another truly revolutionary aspect is now, for the first time, all creative pursuits can be showcased for everyone to view at the same time. The usual show staples include 2D Arts (Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Digital Printed Artworks), and 3D Arts (Sculpture, Ceramics and Pottery, and Digital 3D Printing). This year, with this new virtual show concept, additional arts will be included, such as: Culinary Arts, Theater, Dance, Music, and Creative Writings.
The Spring Student Art Show is Mendocino College Art Gallery’s largest and most popular show. The students, their families, the college, and community always look forward to seeing the creativity that thrives in Mendocino College students. Now it will be even easier and more fully representative of all student’s creative pursuits than ever before.
The show will be continually expanding over the next two weeks. Many items in the virtual show are for sale and can be purchased by emailing [email protected]. All proceeds go directly to student artists. For more information please contact the Mendocino College Art Gallery: [email protected].