The Okefenokee Heritage Center will hold its annual Youth Art Exhibition in March and April.  The exhibition is open to children and youth in grades K-12 in Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Pierce and Ware counties.
Each young person may enter one piece of art of any medium.  The artworks should be mounted on construction paper, mat board or cardboard, with a one and a half to two and a half-inch border around the work.
Each piece of artwork should have a label on the lower right corner of the mat, with the student’s name, grade level, teacher (if the work is submitted through the school system) and school. If the work is entered by an individual, and not through the school system, a contact name and phone number must be shown on the back of the work.
If the work is from a class and brought to the OHC by a teacher, a list of the students whose work is being entered should be provided by the teacher.  The deadline for entry is Saturday, Feb. 28. Entries should be delivered to the Okefenokee Heritage Center at 1460 N. Augusta Ave. in Waycross.
The works will be judged by a panel from the OHC Art Guild.
Only middle school and high school works will be judged.
Elementary students will receive a certificate of merit.
The middle and high school levels will be judged separately, with first and second place and honorable mention ribbons being awarded in both grade levels.
A “best of show” will be selected from the combined grades.
The OHC 2015 Youth Art Exhibition will open to the public on Sunday, March 8, with a reception from 2 until 4 p.m. Winners in the middle and high school grades will be announced at the reception.
For more information on the exhibition, call (912) 285-4260 or email Steve Bean, OHC curator, at sbean@mediastreamus.net or visit their site at www.okefenokeeheritagecenter.org The Okefenokee Heritage Center is the region’s art center and history museum serving Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Pierce and Ware counties.