Best of the Best Student Art Show
In 1985-86, members of the Southern Oregon Research and
Development Committee (SORD) initiated the BEST OF THE BEST STUDENT ART SHOW to
encourage artistically gifted high school students in the Rogue Valley. This activity, co-sponsored by Southern
Oregon University’s Pre-college Youth Programs School Districts in Jackson and
Josephine counties and different local galleries, far exceeded expectations and
has become an annual event each spring.
Now in its twenty-eighth year, the competition returns to
the SOU Center for the Visual Arts, Marion Ady Galleries as an event that has
proven to be enriching and exciting for students, parents, and teachers, while
bringing community recognition and support to the visual arts.
Artwork from 16 participating high schools has been
submitted for in-district screening, and then brought to the gallery for
jurying by professional artists. Nearly 160 individual entries of student art
will be on display at the CVA Marion Ady Galleries beginning on Friday, April 5
with an opening reception beginning at 4:00 pm. The show runs through Thursday,
April 18, 2013. The community is invited
and encouraged to attend.
Gallery Hours are:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm