The PhotoTeen Juried Photography Exhibition


The Auburn Arts Association (AAA) hosted a new competitive photography exhibition featuring works by local teenagers. The PhotoTeen Juried Photography Exhibition was on view in the small gallery at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) from Feb. 16 to March 21, 2018.

The show was open to local students aged 13 to 18 (grades 8 – 12).

The winners of the Boundless: JCSM Teen TBD 2018 contests

The winners of the PhotoTeen photography contest were announced on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum (JCSM). The winners were as follows: Juror Mentions were received by Connor Chaney, Lydia Maple and Claire Miller. Merit Awards were received by Emma Kate Cotten, Sara Roppel, Anne Ryan and Brittney Williams. Anna Parish received the Best of Show Award for her photograph, “Vine and Faucet.”

The design winners were also announced. First place was awarded to Eric Lee, from Saint James School, for his design, “Boundless.” Second place was awarded to Soojin Park, third place was awarded to Amari Simmons, and an honorable mention was awarded to Claire Sykes. Eric’s design and logo were used to title this event.

The Curator of Education at the JCSM, Xoe Fiss, said of the Teen TBD event, “Auburn is incredibly lucky to have so many teen art advocates in our community and surrounding counties. At JCSM we hope to make the space an inviting place for teens, whether they want to attend a program like Teen TBD created for them, or come anytime on their own, or with friends and family, to explore the galleries, sketch, hang out, and find inspiration. We also have a Teen Council who meets to help plan teen programming at JCSM. This is a great way for teens to get involved with leadership in the arts and have their voices heard.”