High School Self Portrait Show
This annual event was started by James Ferry, of the 20th Street Art Gallery, and Findlay McIntosh, Art Teacher at Christian Brothers High School, in 2001, as a way to showcase the self-portraits of high school artists within our region.
Athletes have games, actors put on shows, and musicians have concerts, but visual artists have few opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. The High School Self-Portrait Show gives the very best high school artists a chance to display their art for the Sacramento community.
High school teachers throughout the Sacramento area assign a Self Portrait project to their students, and choose a few from each class to submit for the show. The show is displayed for the community in a gallery, and a cohort of local artists, art educators, and the Chalk It Up executive board choose the award winners. Awards are provided by Chalk It Up for Best in Show, Best in Medium, etc.
Thank you to James Ferry (1933 – 2020) for starting this tradition. Special thanks to Findlay McIntosh of Christian Brothers High School, and the Hacker Lab, for helping Chalk It Up to keep this annual tradition alive.
High School Art Teachers – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Interested students should share this with your art teachers.