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Centennial Artists Selected for Young Masters' Juried Exhibition at DMA (March, 2008)

Esther Han entry

Cambria Potter's selected work

Centennial High School artists Esther Han, Kendra Middleton and Cambria Potter are three Frisco Independent School District artists with works featured in the Young Masters’ Juried Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. All three are AP Studio Art students, according to Heather Wolford, CHS art teacher.

Comprised of over thirty-seven works of art created by students from ten area high schools participating in the Advanced

Placement Studio Arts Incentive Program™, the exhibition will run through May 4, 2008 in the Museum’s Tower Gallery, located att 1717 North Harwood in the Dallas Arts District.

Kendra Middleton's entry

Twenty-seven area schools participate in the current five-year Pre-AP and AP studio art and art history incentive program, Create Schools of Excellence in the Arts.  All participating AP Studio Art teachers were invited to submit up to one work of art from each of their students for possible inclusion in this exhibition.  A panel of judges reviewed over 250 works of art and selected the 37 pieces that are exhibited.

Edith O’Donnell, who created the program in 1994, says, “The proudest moment for an AP Art student is to have a work of art chosen for The Young Masters Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. One student exclaimed, ‘I can hardly believe that I have a painting hung on the same wall with the Cézannes and Picassos.’ They never forget this great thrill and they covet this honor.”

In the 14-year history of the program, more than 7,000 arts and music students have participated in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP incentive programs.  Last year, graduating seniors earned $7,320,550 in scholarships.

A private reception for participating students and their families, teachers,

school administrators, and other guests will be held on Tuesday, April 1, in the Atrium Café at the Dallas Museum of Art, followed by an Awards Presentation in the Museum’s Horchow Auditorium.  Recognition for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Third Place and five Honorable Mentions will be awarded.  The final place winners will be selected by Richard R. Brettell, Ph.D., among the world’s foremost authorities on Impressionism and French Painting.

The Dallas Museum of Art is located just south of Woodall Rodgers Freeway with driveways on both Harwood and St. Paul providing access to the underground parking garage.  Parking is free for members and $5 for non-members.  The Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.  The Museum is closed Mondays.

Admission, which includes general admission to the museum, is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for students with current school identification.  Museum members and children under 12 are free.  Admission is free to all on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the first Tuesday of the month.  For more information, visit or call (214) 922-1200.

Shown top left, Esther Han's entry

Shown top right, Cambria Potter's entry

Shown l ower left, Kendra Middleton's entry.