Hickory – The Hickory Youth Council and the Hickory Public Library are seeking submissions of teen artwork for the rotating exhibit showcasing Teen Art at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. This is the fourth call for teen art work since the Teen Art Wall was unveiled at the library in 2014.

This exhibit offers teens an opportunity to display their work in a location that will be seen by hundreds of people each day.

 The contest is open to all current High School and Home School students located in City of Hickory or Catawba County. Artwork will be judged by representatives from the Hickory Youth Council and the Hickory Public Library.

The qualifications for submittal include that all artwork must be the original work, created and submitted by the high school student. Artwork may not be drawn from any existing artwork (i.e. photograph, painting, etc.) not created by the student. All artwork must be at least 8 ½” X 11” but not larger than 36” X 36”. Students may only submit one piece of artwork. All entries must be accompanied by a completed Entry and Liability Release Waiver Form. The Hickory Youth Council and the Hickory Public Library reserve the right to reject any submissions deemed inappropriate for display at the library.

All artwork is due to David Leonetti in the Planning and Development Department at City of Hickory City Hall by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27. The Art Wall details and entry form can be downloaded from the Youth Council page on www.HickoryNC.gov/youthcouncil.

Please submit artwork directly to David Leonetti, City of Hickory Youth Council Advisor, by mail at PO Box 398, Hickory, NC 28603. You can drop off the artwork in person to 76 North Center Street, Hickory City Hall Planning Department, Hickory, NC 28601. Please direct all questions to David Leonetti, Hickory Youth Council Advisor, at (828) 261-2227 or dleonetti@hickorync.gov.