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.
This years’ exhibition includes work created by students in Artist-in-Residence workshops with artist Bastienne Schmidt.
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 works by 350 students who participated in workshops to create works inspired by Schmidt’s conceptual and technical approach to art making. During the session, students explored the theme of “sense of place,” and examined how they view or respond to a geographical locations based on their own personal experiences and cultural history.
The Parrish Art Museum’s educational programming is supported, in part, by The Stanley and Fiona Druckenmiller Fund, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Long Island Community Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, The John J. McDonnell Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation, Patricia and David Rung, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Bobbie Braun/The Neuwirth Foundation, and Town of Southampton. Additional support for the Parrish education programs is provided by the Museum’s annual Spring Fling benefit fundraiser.