Maynard Amateur Photography Exhibition
MEF was proud to be one of the sponsors of a photography exhibition that featured the Maynard High School students' work from the 3rd Annual Amateur Photography Competition.
The exhibition was held in the ArtSpace Satellite Gallery windows at 63 Nason Street, Maynard from June 15 - July 7, 2021.
Please read more information about the competition and exhibition below.
The Maynard Amateur Photography Exhibition is a collection of work by the Maynard High School (MHS) students who participated in the 3rd Annual Maynard Amateur Photography Competition. The competition is a collaborative effort between MHS teacher, John Ogden, and the Maynard Education Foundation (MEF).
This year’s theme was Maynard During the Golden Hours (sunrise and sunset.) Nearly 50 students from MHS’s Advanced Communications classes used both SLR cameras and iPhones to complete the photo assignment.
“I could not be more proud of the students, their artistic spirit, and the continued collaboration between the High School, MEF, and the Maynard community,” said MHS Advanced Communications teacher, John Ogden.
An independent panel comprised of local photographers and artists, Erik Hansen, Joy LeDuc, and Priscilla Cotter, anonymously reviewed the students’ submissions. They selected the winning images based on their originality and/or creativity, composition, and use of light.
“This is such a fantastic opportunity for our students to be able to explore and share their talents. I look forward to many more cooperative efforts between MEF, ArtSpace, and the Maynard Public Schools,” stated Brian Haas, Superintendent of the Maynard Public Schools.
This exhibit is a collaborative effort made possible by generous donations from exhibition sponsors: ArtSpace Maynard, printing of images by Digital Silver Imaging (Belmont, MA), design by Purple Pear Design (Maynard), dedication and hard work by MHS teacher John Ogden and his Advanced Communications classes, and contributions from MEF.
"We are thrilled to be able to support this exciting photographic public art project at our new gallery space downtown. ArtSpace Maynard has started a new Youth Leadership Arts Program and will continue to collaborate with Maynard Public School students on public art projects, exhibitions, special events, and entrepreneurial opportunities,” said Executive Director Jerry Beck.