DETAILS: A Call To Young Artists Age 23 and Under

Show: Aug 27-29, 2016

Bobbi Gibb Sculpture

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In 1966 Bobbi Gibb arrived at the starting line of the Boston Marathon wearing boys’ shoes, her brother’s surf shorts and a swimsuit. Without a number and without the consent of the organizers, Bobbi jumped into the race and ran. Shortly over three hours later she crossed the finish line in Boston to become a national sensation. They had said women couldn’t run that distance, but Gibb had done it. And in so doing she broke the mold and changed the face of women & sports forever. Bobbi is also an accomplished clay sculptor and teacher and is being honored this year of the 50th Boston Marathon.

In recognition of Bobbi’s contribution, Lexicon Gallery is offering an opportunity for students, up to age 20, to interpret what it means to break the mold and create new forms through any art medium you choose. It is a real call-out to emerging young adult artists to dig into their experiences, ideas and skills and respond with a
commentary on human progress through their art.

Three winners will be juried and earn a cash prize and a place in a Lexicon Gallery show during Magnolia’s Annual 5k Road Race on August 27.

All entries will be on exhibit during the weekend’s events with the three winning pieces given a special place of recognition in the show.

Who: Eligible for young adults up to age 23

What: Any 2-D or 3-D medium, not to exceed 32″ in any direction. Wall pieces must be ready-to-hang. One piece may be entered.

When: Drop-Off dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 6th & 7th from noon-3pm at

Where: Lexicon Gallery, 15 Lexington Ave, Magnolia

Judging will take place on August 13th & 14th and winners will be notified by phone

Dates of the Show:
-Saturday, August 27th, 10am-7pm (reception and awards presentation 5-7pm)
-Sunday, August 28th, Noon-5pm
-Monday, August 29th, 4-7pm during the Farmers Market

DEADLINE:  Please register by Friday, July 1st in order to secure your place in the show and be included in the exhibit program

Entry fee: $20