Young artists, statewide, in 1st through 12th grades, have an opportunity to showcase their visual art talents at the 2020 Youth Impressions Juried Art Show.  Presented by the Edmond Fine Arts Institute and sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Kirkpatrick Bank, the show will run from January 26 – 31 in the Downtown Edmond Community Center.  The deadline for entry forms is January 21st .  Registration is available online at

         The Juried Art Show provides an opportunity for students to be recognized for their artistic talents.  The students art work is exhibited with the possibility of winning $25 cash awards in Excellence and Recognition.  Over 80 awards are distributed each year.

         “In the same manner that musicians, dancers and drama students have numerous opportunities to display their talent through recitals, plays and competitions, visual art students also need a vehicle through which they can share their works,” says Shannon Price, Executive Director of the Fine Arts Institute.  “The Youth Impressions Juried Art Show does just that.”

    The Youth Impressions age categories include: 1st – 3rd grades, 4th – 6th grades, 7th – 9th grades, and 10th – 12th grades.  Media accepted includes pencil, ink, oil and soft pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil, print media, photography (digital and traditional), mixed media, pottery and fiber work.  No jewelry will be accepted.  Two dimensional works must be dry and matted ready for hanging.  Size is limited to 30 x 40”.  Frames with glass are not allowed.

         Students may submit multiple entries for $3 per entry.  Art will be received on Saturday, January 25th  from 10 AM until noon at the downtown Edmond Community Center, 28 East Main.  A reception will be held on Tuesday, January 28th  at 7:00 pm at the exhibit for the artists, family members, and other guests.  Art must be picked up on Thursday, January 30th  between 2:00-5:00.  For further information, call 405-340-4481 or visit

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Hi! I am Sherri Hultner and I am the founder of EdmondActive. I started EdmondActive July 13, 2009 on Facebook as a way to bring all information about all of Edmond into one place, then started Around Edmond blog here at the site July 24, 2009 as a way of starting the conversation as to what is happening around our town. I have been a publisher of local zines, a glossy 80 page magazine distributed at a extremely high sell through on national newsstands of over 30% and EdmondActive Magazine for the last 23 years! I have been married for 31 years, have adult sons whom I am very proud of and have been a dog mom to 4 labs, 1 shepard lab, and a golden retriever.  EdmondActive print magazine was first published in November 2009 as a way to bring social media information into the outside world and is secondary to our social networks of over 35,000 residents in Edmond and OKC. The magazine starts its 13th volume in 2021, and I am grateful to have a great readership after all of these years.