The annual Student Exhibition, a 60-year tradition at the Parrish, features the work of more than 1,000 young artists from schools on Eastern Long Island. Working with their art teachers and through art clubs, the students demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and technical skill in diverse media, ranging from painting to sculpture, drawing and photography.
The exhibition includes work created by students in Artist-in-Residence workshops with artists who participated in Artists Choose Artists, including artists Suzanne Anker, Anne Bae, Monica Banks, Ben Butler, and Saskia Friedrich.
In addition to the nearly 300 works by students under the direction of their art teachers in 38 public, private, and home schools, the exhibition features group and individual works by 350 students who participated in hands-on workshops to create original art work based on the five artists’ unique approaches to art making. In their creative practice, each of these artists explores intersections between the visual arts and nature in ways that deepened students’ understanding of the world around them. Several of the artists investigate non-art disciplines including biology, geology, and mathematics.
Participating preschools, elementary, middle, and K-12 schools in the 2017 Student Exhibition include: Bridgehampton, Bridgehampton Head Start, The Children's School, Cutchogue East Elementary, East Hampton Home School Group, East Hampton Middle, East Quogue Elementary, Eastport South Manor Junior High, Greenport, Hampton Bays Middle, Hayground, John M. Marshall Elementary, New Suffolk School, Our Lady of the Hamptons, Oysterponds Elementary, Peconic Community School, Raynor Country Day, Ross Lower and Middle, Sag Harbor Elementary, Shelter Island Early Learning Center, Southampton Elementary, Southampton Intermediate, Southampton Montessori, and SCNY Homeschool Group.