Gleneagle artists are in the early preparation stages for the upcoming 2020 Emerging talent show.

“This event is for all grade 12 visual arts students in school district 43 graduating in the spring of 2020 with intent to pursue a career in arts,” said photography teacher Karen Learmonth.

The art show has been running for 23 years.

“Each year, district 43 secondary school art teachers and the art gallery at Evergreen work together to present the annual Emerging talent exhibition,” said Robyn Croft, art teacher.

The intention of this program is to provide district 43 art students who have a desire to pursue a creative vocation the chance to experience the process of a formal, professional exhibition.

This juried exhibition takes place at the art gallery at the Evergreen cultural centre from January 25 to February 16.

Students are invited to submit their strongest work for consideration and they only can have up to three pieces. “Participating students must have expressed a serious commitment to visual arts and an interest in pursuing further education and a career in the visual arts teacher and they must be sponsored by their high school art teacher,” said Croft.

Artwork must be handed in ready to install with appropriate hanging hardware, support and installation instructions where necessary.

Frames must be in good condition, glass clean and free of debris, scratches or chips. All the art works must have a hanging sleeve or a cleat on the back of them for it to be accepted.

The jury and staff will take the utmost care in handling the work but can’t be responsible for loss or damage.

All submissions to the art gallery must be dropped off by January 15, at 2:30 to 5:00 P.M. or Thursday, January 16, at 2:30 to 5:00 P.M. Art works will be dropped off for adjudication by one teacher form each school.

An opening reception will be held on, January 25 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.