Senior Art Show

Senior Art Show 2018 – All applications and artist statements due by Friday, April 13, 3:00pm. Sign-up online or in 202 for an IBlock informational and planning meeting.

Open to all seniors

What is the Senior Art Exhibit?

The Senior Art Exhibit serves to highlight the extraordinary work of Lexington High School seniors as a capstone experience. The experience of exhibiting your art is an important component of your education.

What can I put in this art exhibit?

The Senior Art Show will be a venue for your creative achievements to be presented in one place. You should show works that have been created at LHS, however, you are may also show art made outside of school. This is not a venue to show your entire life’s work, but rather 3-6 of your best pieces: artwork that best represents you and that you are most proud of.

Where will this exhibit be held?

LHS Library, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington MA

When will this take place?

We will have two days to set up the show, May 7th and 8th, during or after school.

The Opening will be Wednesday, May 9th 6:30-8pm. 

Who can I invite to the opening?

Feel free to bring friends and family, it is a celebration!

How do I sign up?

Please fill out the application. And then you will also need to turn in a one-paragraph artist statement to Ms. Roy via email. (see below)

What is an Artist Statement?

In one paragraph, describe what inspired you to present the work that will be on display in the show.

I want to participate! What do I need to do?

Reach out to one of your art teachers or Ms. Roy for additional information. 

  1. Visit the Fine & Performing Arts Office room 202 for an informational packet and to sign up for a Senior Show Planning IBlock with Ms. Roy. The senior show planning IBlocks are scheduled for Wednesday, April 4th, Thursday, April 5th, and Tuesday, April 10th. If you cannot attend please make an appointment with Ms. Roy. You may also fill out the form here: 
  2. Write an artist statement! Write an artist statement that is about one paragraph long that will be displayed with your work.  In this statement, you may want to include: how you became interested in art, what media/materials you like to use, how you get ideas for your art, what you hope to convey to your audience through your art, etc. Please TYPE and pass this in or email it to Ms. Roy by Friday, April 13. aroy@lexingtonma.orgIf you have any questions about writing an artist statement reach out to your art teacher for guidance.
  3. Gather your work! Depending on how many students are displaying work, you will be able to display around 3-6 of your best pieces of artwork.  These can be made at any time or place—you decide on which pieces best represent your work.
  4. Pick a set-up date. Set-up will be happening May 7th & 8th during school or after school.  Check in with your art teacher about when you will set up work, and we will ensure that your space has been labeled. Have fun with your space, and make it your own!
  5. Make a Comment Book. Either during an info meeting or on your own, create a small book that will be displayed with your work for people to give you feedback.
  6. Get ready to party! The show opening is Wednesday, May 9th from 6:30-8pm. Bring family & friends to help you celebrate your artwork!
  7. Pick a takedown date. Take work down May 14th or 15th, again during school hours or after school.