Scottsdale Young Artists & Authors Showcase 2021
2021 Theme “United in Hope” Student Art & Writing Competition
“United in Hope” Exhibit & Virtual Showcase - April 16 - June 20, 2021
With this theme, we ask students to explore and share their insights for a more unified and peaceful world. Sister Cities aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. We invite students to share your creations with us and our friends around the world.
Virtual Award Ceremony: May 8th, 2:00-3:00 pm
Proudly presented by
Scottsdale Sister Cities Association
In partnership with
Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation
Scottsdale Artists’ School
With this theme, we ask students to explore and share their insights for a more unified and peaceful world. Sister Cities aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. We invite you to share your creations with us and our friends around the world.
Categories: Visual Art, Essay, Poetry
Upcoming Teen Art & Writing Exchanges:
Kingston-Scottsdale, Marrakech-Scottsdale, Alamos-Scottsdale
The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique phenomenon in that it has affected every country around the globe. However, as is common in tragedy, hope shines through for those who persevere. Hope is a uniting force during this time as people struggle to cope with its ongoing effects and once again start to imagine a life without social distancing or wearing a mask. Indeed, the younger generation is capable of dreaming of a human existence that is even more dynamic, more advanced, and more resilient than ever before.
Students should explore the following questions through through the eyes of people who believe people to people international activities will make the world a better place and and include creative ways that we should stand together looking toward the future.
How can the next generation of youth ambassadors help communities respond during and after the pandemic?
In what ways does international experience affect an individual or community’s ability to stay hopeful?
What are some examples or illustrations of coming together and celebrating our hope in humanity and its future?
What are some unique ways that your culture has proven to be hopeful during the past year?
SEE GUIDELINES & ENTRY FORM BELOW: ENTRIES DUE APRIL 2, 2021
SEE AWARD CEREMONY FLYER BELOW: WINNING ENTRIES AWARDED PRIZES ON MAY 8, 2021
MUSTANG LIBRARY – “EXPLORING RADIATING FORMS When Trees Become Paper & Paper Becomes Flowers”
This special exhibition features artwork created by five groups of youth students from Scottsdale Artists School & it's Youth & Outreach Programs. Led by Artist Holly Lynn Schineller, students used discarded or reclaimed card stock and paper folding techniques to explore REPETITION, RADIATION & SYMMETRY & to create these flower-like forms. This exhibition is organized by Scottsdale Mustang Public Library, Scottsdale Artists’ School.
April - June 2021 "Unity of Hope" Scottsdale's 32nd Annual Young Artists & Authors Showcase; SSCA partners with Scottsdale Arts & Scottsdale Artists' School. Selections from Alamos & Marrakech students included! Exhibit at ArtReach Space Gallery at Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
June - July 2021 “Kingston-Scottsdale Teen Art Exchange” at Mustang Library
July - August 2021 "Images of Art" by artists of Uasin Gishu, Kenya at Mustang Library
Sept - October 2021 "Images of Art" by artists of Marrakech, Morocco at Mustang Library
YOUTH ART SHOW AT THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
In partnership with Scottsdale Sister Cities Association and The Alliance Française, youth art from Canada and Scottsdale on display through February-March 2020.
Annual Young Artists & Authors Showcase 2020
The Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) is an annual contest that encourages youth worldwide to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, and photography.
Submissions are centered around an annual theme and judged based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation.
Scottsdale Sister Cities Association
Young Artists Showcase 2020
“One World: Out of Many, We Are One”
ArtReach Space Gallery
Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
Results are in!
1st Place: Eike Mussig Contreras, "We Are One"
2nd Place: Dana Corbo, "Teamwork Set in Stone"
3rd Place: Madeline Lafflam, "Not Everything is Black or White"
In these times of uncertainty, isolation, and disruption, our communities struggle to maintain positive connections and optimism. Our friends and colleagues in sister cities around the world seem further away than ever. The realization that they are experiencing the same COVID-19 crisis brings to mind how true it is, that in this world, we are many, and we are one. More than ever, we see the urgency for our nations to work together in harmony, lifting each other up, encouraging compassion, and defining resiliency.
Building bridges of international understanding and goodwill, the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association (SSCA) serves as citizen ambassadors, creating networks and partnerships with eight sister cities around the world. Through student programs and educational, cultural, and business exchanges, SSCA aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.
The SSCA Young Artists and Authors Showcase encourages teens to express this mission through original artwork and literature. Scottsdale students are invited to interpret an annual theme and compete in the local showcase. Participating artists and award winners are celebrated with this exhibition, with the First Place winner advancing to the international competition in Washington, D.C. Winning entries at the international level are displayed at the Sister Cities International Conference and travel in a yearlong tour throughout the United States.
This year's theme, “One World: Out of Many, We Are One,” asks students to explore creative ways that we create peace through people-to-people interaction. In what ways can different nations come together during a time of physical separation? We turn to our creative youth and their forward-thinking ideals to hopefully bring us closer to a unified world.
This exhibition is organized by the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, Scottsdale Artists’ School, and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation.
2020 LOCAL YOUNG ARTISTS & AUTHORS SHOWCASE AWARD WINNERS RECEIVE:
1st Place*: $175 / 2nd Place: $125 / 3rd Place: $100 / Honorable Mention: Certificate / Accepted for Show: Certificate
*1st Place entries are advanced to the Sister Cities International competition in April 2020
For complete information and other requirements, please refer to website http://sistercities.org/YAAS.
Questions: email Sandra Zally at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-584-6301.