YOSEMITE – The winners of the Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park.
The creative submissions from students will be on display in The Ansel Adams Gallery on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The award ceremonies will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for Kindergarten – 5th graders, and at 11 a.m. for 6th – 12th graders.
The Gallery will be filled with the sketches, photographs, watercolors, words, and all the other mediums submitted for this contest by the talented young people living in the gateway communites of Yosemite.
The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest is sponsored by Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery, and is made possible by a generous grant from the Yosemite Conservancy.
The artwork and poetry submitted by students communicates a connection to Yosemite’s natural and cultural history. Subject matter focuses on wildlife, plants, scenic areas, iconic features, seasonal changes, conservation and protection, or the legacy that Yosemite represents.
It took a whole team to make this event happen, with representatives from community groups, the Ansel Adams Gallery, the Yosemite Conservancy, NatureBridge, and different NPS divisions gathering last week to vote for their favorite student art and poetry submissions.
Choosing award winners was no easy task, say organizers, with over 150 high quality submissions.
The public is invited to come and see the final results, and celebrate the hard work and amazing talent of the students at this year’s Gateway Expressions exhibit.