A new juried competition featuring self-portraits by SLO County high school seniors is coming to the Central Coast. Hosted by the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA), this exhibition, entitled ME is WE, offers an opportunity for students to explore and reflect on how they see themselves and their classmates in today’s ever-expanding audiovisual world.
Organized by Jeffrey Bacon, a Central Coast local who spent three decades working in entertainment marketing, this competition seeks to make students more aware of the artistic values, image quality, creator’s rights, impact, and visual options possible. Students are challenged to improve the art of communicating by being introduced to trade standards and the professional expertise of a panel of judges. Artwork selections will be made by a panel of preliminary judges, with final award winners being selected by artist/animator Peter Hannan, the creator of Nickelodeon’s series “CatDog.”
Special thanks to Cheryl Strahl, Executive Director of the Me is We project; John Rickenbach, Treasurer; Ralph George, Production Manager; and Brenda Harker, Secretary. Click here for a list of the project judges and their bios.
Click here for submission guidelines and important dates. Please note that the entry deadline has been extended to January 30, 2020.
Overall the judges will be looking for a self-portrait that catches their eye, invites them in and does it with a tremendous amount of originality, style, and craftsmanship.