Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s
2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project
April 19–May 3, 2013
Reception, Friday, April 19, 5:00–8:00pm
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to present artwork by inspired local fifth graders and very talented teen artists this month! The Community Gallery is filled with over 100, colorful, mixed-media “Chromarrific” paintings created by three fifth grade classes from Jackson and Kennedy Elementary Schools as part of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Elementary Arts Outreach program. Opening during Medford’s Third Friday on April 19th, and on display from April 19th through May 3rd is the Artist Teen Mentoring Project exhibit which will feature a variety of inspirational art by teens and their professional artist mentors.
The Artist Teen Mentoring Project (ATMP), now in its eighth year at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, offers local teens a realistic look at the life of a professional artist. Eleven aspiring teenaged artists have the opportunity to work with one of six established artists to create art in a variety of materials and styles, including drawing, oil and watercolor painting, printmaking, photography, and more. Teens go through a rigorous application process in the fall including interviews, portfolio reviews and each teen must submit a written essay and have letters of recommendation. From over 30 applicants, only 11 outstanding teens were selected for the 2013 ATMP program. Teens then spend over 30 hours with their mentors making art and preparing their work for display. This exhibition, presented in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Main Gallery, is the culmination of the project which displays creative work by both teens and mentoring artists. This 2013 ATMP exhibition is made possible through sponsorship by Rogue Disposal and Recycling and runs from April 19th through May 3rd, with a free reception on Friday, April 19th, from 5-8pm.
“The Artist Teen Mentoring Project is a life-changing experience for both the teens and the mentors. Teens are given the opportunity to see how to thrive as a successful artist through the eyes of their mentors learning process and techniques and also preparing their art for professional presentation in an esteemed gallery space. I’d like to invite the entire community to come support these students in their first gallery art exhibit!” Education Director Brooke Nuckles Gentekos.
ATMP 2013 Participants
Medium: Drawing/ Illustration
Mentor: Ann DiSalvo
Teen: Nicholaus Carrero (Phoenix High School)
Medium: Oil Painting
Mentor: Silvia Trujillo
Students: Gabe Epperson (Phoenix High School) and Jodie LaRayne Smith (Eagle Point High School)
Mentor: Mary Wilkins-Kelly
Teens: Monica Camargo (South Medford High School) and Katie Guisler (South Medford High School)
Mentor: Nancy Jo Mullen
Teen: Haylee Steadman (South Medford High School)
Medium: Sculpture/ Printmaking
Mentor: Amy Godard Navickas
Teens: Jessica Bowers (Eagle Point High School) and Kaylee Prislac (Crater Renaissance Academy)
Medium: Sequential Art (Cartoon/Comics)
Mentor: Ted Helard
Teens: Ariel Statchwick (North Medford High School) , Luis Barajas (Crater Renaissance Academy) and Melora Mylin Williams (Crater Renaissance Academy)