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Submissions for duCret’s Annual Statewide High School Art Contest Now Being Received

duCret's 32 Annual Statewide High School Art Show is now accepting submissions for it's upcoming Reception and Open House on February 25th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM.

Plainfield, NJ, February 03, 2011 --( If you’re in high school and you have always had a dream of being an artist, duCret School of Art is hosting it’s 32nd annual statewide High School Art Show and artistically inclined students can now submit 1 piece of artwork to the school for the show.

duCret, NJ’s oldest non-profit visual art school, has been launching talented individuals into successful art careers for 85 years. Last year’s show received a record number of submissions with over 538 entries submitted from not only local towns such as Watchung, New Providence, Bernardsville, Raritan and Summit, but also from Bayonne, Randolph and Bergenfield. Over 90 prizes were awarded in 17 different categories at that show.

With a challenged economy and soaring college tuitions, specialized schools such as duCret have noticed a sudden increase in enrollment, as more and more individuals are seeking career avenues indicative of the old days – where person-to-person relations with clients create long lasting bonds that enable people to help one another through hard times. duCret School of Art, located in Plainfield, NJ has an 85 year history of launching the career paths of nationally acclaimed portrait artists, illustrators and graphic designers, some who are now affiliated with the nation’s most prestigious advertising agencies. Until recently, only those in artistic communities knew of its existence and who of public note had come through its doors.

Despite where one may live in NJ, distant or local submissions are accepted for the upcoming show, for location is not an issue when an artist has a dream. This is a proven fact, as students enrolled at duCret hail from all across the state. Not only does the Annual High School Art Show allow high school teens to view works from their peers in different counties, they and their parents together can tour NJ’s oldest art school and actually see where some of NJ’s legendary alumni first learned their craft and launched their careers.

To submit art, go to and simply click the High School Art Show icon. There an application form can be downloaded and artwork submitted directly to duCret – or to the students’ own high school art departments, who received submission forms a few weeks ago. Art teachers interested in submitting group entries can contact duCret at 908-757-7171, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, or can also visit the website and download forms for their students as well.

The Art Show Opening Reception and Award Presentation is Friday, February 25th, 2011, 7:30PM – 9:00PM and the show will remain open to the public from February 28th – March 4th , 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

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Frank Falotico

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