The World I See:
Art with a Global Perspective by Contra Costa Youth
Feb 29 - March 21, 2004
The World I See: Art with a Global Perspective by Contra Costa Youth is a juried exhibition of "world portraits" of all kinds and in all media by Contra Costa high school students who are the winners in the third county-wide art competition organized by Walnut Creek's Bedford Gallery.
The artists, who are all high-school-age residents of Contra Costa County, were asked to create art that expresses their vision of the world as it is—or as it should be. The "world" they portrayed could be their own local community or the international community.
Jurors for The World I See were Katrina Traywick, owner of Traywick Gallery in Berkeley, California, and Pamela Paulson, a master printer and co-owner of Paulson Press, also located in Berkeley. Out of over 250 works of art submitted, the jurors chose 154 sculpture, painting, mixed media and photography from 25 high schools for The World I See exhibition.
"The Bedford Gallery youth art competitions are not just about the stars of art class; It’s about the importance of art in our lives as a universal language for communicating," comments Bedford Gallery Curator Carrie Lederer. "The winning art—every time—has been original, moving, and impressive."