Young artists exhibit artwork at Crossroads Shopping Center

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota held the annual local Fine Arts Exhibit from January 15 – 21, 2018 at Crossroads Shopping Center outside the entrance of JCPenney.  This Boys & Girls Club is one more than 4,000 Clubs across the country joining in a search to identify talented young artists. The competition is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) National Fine Arts Exhibit program.


BGCA’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program is a comprehensive initiative promoting young people’s creativity and encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment. As a participant in the National Fine Arts Exhibit program, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota held its local exhibit with more than 150 entries in the categories of monochromatic drawing, multi-colored drawing, watercolor, pastel, oil/acrylic, mixed media, print-making, collage and group project.  The awards ceremony took place on January 18th at 6:15 p.m., recognizing 80 young artists present.


A total of 21 selected pieces of Central Minnesota’s artwork will be screened at the regional level, hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. From regionals, a limited number will be sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for judging at the national level. A total of 33 national winners will be named, and their artwork will be displayed at special events throughout the year.


Artwork moving on to regionals:


Ages 5 -9

Cole S. – Mixed Media
Zaida O. – Watercolor
Olivia S. – Collage
Samantha Z. – Multi-colored Drawing
Aleigha J. – Monochromatic Drawing
Phoenix D. – Oil/Acrylic Painting
Brandy H. – Pastel
Mason J. – Print Making 

Ages 10-12

Reegan O. – Monochromatic Drawing
Ellie K. – Multi-Coloring Drawing
Noura B. – Oil/Acrylic Painting
Lilly D. – Pastel
Eleanor B. – Print Making
McKenna S. – Collage
Tenley H. – Watercolor
Husni A. – Mixed Media

Ages 13-15

Amina J. – Monochromatic Drawing
Iiliyah C. – Oil/Acrylic Painting

Ages 16 – 18

Nyahoth R. – Mixed Media
Nyahoth R. – Print Making

Group Project