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Calling All Youth Artists

The Crocker Art Gallery and the VITA Academy are hosting a competition for 7th through 12th grade students to share their artistic visions of The Four Freedoms, outlined by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his annual message to Congress on January 6, 1941. The Four Freedoms call for:


Freedom of Speech

 Freedom from Want

 Freedom of Worship

 Freedom from Fear

Four Freedoms Poster poster



Coordinators: Deborah Pittman, Stephanie Sugano, Latrice Madkins, and Laurie Friedman-Adler are celebrating a broad re-imaging that will reflect greater cultural, religious, ethnic and gender diversity. Deriving inspiration from the Four Freedoms, please choose one freedom to express your thoughts and ideas through your art form.


The competition is open to students in Northern California and includes students who are enrolled in public schools, private schools and home schooling. All submissions must be an original work by the student. Collaborative pieces (limited to two participants) may be submitted as long as both participants are 7th-12th grade students. All creative work is limited to one entry per student.  Please submit artwork that is age appropriate and free of profanity.  There will be $100-250 monetary awards for the winners.  Winning submissions will be displayed at the Crocker Art Museum or performed at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts in 2023.
Deadline is October 29, 2022.

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