The Public Education Foundation hosts four art exhibitions each year in it’s art gallery. Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and digital images are featured in the gallery and video art is exhibited in adjacent classroom space.
For each exhibit the Foundation hosts a show opening for the artists and their guests. Refreshments are served and invited guests are encouraged to purchase the pieces on exhibit. Proceeds from art sales are divided between the artist, his or her school and the Foundation.
Our gallery curator, Christine Pavesich, digital media teacher at West Career & Technical Academy, engages a team of student interns who are responsible for the gallery shows. They are the ones who mat and frame the work in the gallery. The interns also create the inventory, artist statements, and name and price tags. They hang the show, host the show, and take down the show. This opportunity provides the interns the experience of maintaining a gallery show.