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CCC Presents Annual Art Student Show

The 2013 CCC Art Student Show will be on display at the CCC Art Center Gallery from Thursday, May 16th to Friday, June 7th. An opening reception for the student artists is scheduled for Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery (located at 1799 Lexington Ave. in Astoria, OR). During the reception, cash prizes and award winners will be announced.

The CCC Art Student Show is an annual juried event. Art students are invited to submit work created in the studio art classes in which they have been enrolled during the past year (up to three pieces from each). The show will feature a range of disciplines taught at CCC, including graphic arts, basic design, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography and printmaking.

This year's juror is Michael Foster, a long-time art collector affectionately known as “Mr. Astoria” and “godfather of Astoria art” as described by local photographer and writer Dwight Caswell. Retired from Astoria High School, where he taught and served as librarian for many years, Foster has also been involved with countless cultural causes throughout the years.   He has served on many boards, such as the Astoria Concert Association Board, the International School of Kabul (Afghanistan), the Oregon Arts Commission (he was the first from Astoria to serve), and the Columbia River Girl Scouts, among others. He was Director of the CCC Foundation, and has also served as president of many community organizations, such as the Clatsop County Historical Society, Astoria Rotary Club and the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Foster will be present at the reception to give a juror's talk. The show is free and open to the public, and the gallery is ADA accessible.

Please direct inquiries to:  Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472.

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