PAOLI ĖThe Wharton Esherick Museumís fourthannual High School Student Woodcut Print Competition, Imprint, is on display from June 30 through August 25, in the Museumís Visitorís Center.
Woodcut prints were Wharton Esherickís first real success as an artist. Creating prints transitioned his career from painting to wood sculpting and furniture making. In his career, Wharton produced over 300 woodblocks. Due to the major impact woodcut prints had on Whartonís life, the Wharton Esherick Museum seeks to inspire young artists, and encourage the teaching of woodcut printing in local schools through this competition.
Imprint is open to all schools in Montgomery and Chester Counties. The first, second and third place winners are judged by a panel assembled by the Museum, and monetary prizes are given to the winning students and their corresponding art departments. The top three winners and 10 finalists will be on display in the Museumís Visitorís Center from June 30 until Aug. 25. This yearís winners include: 1st Place Kayla Mullen, Upper Dublin High School; 2nd Place Jackson Kramer, Jenkintown High School; 3rd Place Luke Kretzing, Avon Grove High School; and Viewerís Choice Tim Dooner Renaissance Academy. Finalists include students from: Great Valley High School, Bishop Shanahan, Art Partners Studio, Phoenixville Area High School, Upper Dublin High School, Jenkintown High School, The Renaissance Academy, The Hill School, and Avon Grove High School.
A National Historic Landmark for architecture, the Wharton Esherick Museum is open for tours by reservation only from March 1 through Dec. 31. While there is no reservation required to see the exhibit, reservations are required for all tours of Whartonís Studio. Please call the Museum for hours and to make reservations, or visit our website at www.whartonesherickmuseum.org. For more information, please contact Laura Heemer, Assistant Curator & Program Director at the Wharton Esherick Museum at 610-644-5822, or email@example.com.