In March 2021, young artists from throughout the community created original artworks that highlight the legacies of women who mobilized residents of “The City that Lit the World” to create positive change. These artworks were reviewed and selected by a panel of judges for their relevance, creativity, and originality.
Experience the Art!
Watch the Virtual Showcase event held on April 22, 2021. Learn about the history of the project, hear from one of the judges, and view the powerful artworks.
View a slideshow of the selected artworks.
To see images from last year’s Youth Artist Showcase, visit the IGNITE 2020 page.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM
See and experience powerful art created by young artists and inspired by remarkable women from history during a virtual showcase.
Young artists were invited to ignite interest in the impact of women from the region through original art projects inspired by Organizing New Bedford: Women Who Mobilized Change, a new digital exhibit featuring seven women from Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast. These original artworks in the showcase highlight the legacies of women who mobilized residents of “The City that Lit the World” to create positive change. All pieces included in the IGNITE Youth Showcase are eligible for an award based on their relevance, creativity, and originality.
The virtual Showcase is Free — Registration Required:
- March 1: Contest begins
- March 1 – 31: Watch instructional videos HERE (optional)
- March 31: Submission deadline for all entries – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 2, 2021
- April 16: Artists selected to be included on the showcase are notified
- April 22: Ignite virtual showcase takes place online
Cathy Saunders, Lighting the Way Coordinator
Frequently Asked Questions
Lighting the Way: Historic Women of SouthCoast explores the historical impact of women from the region and is unearthing remarkable stories of women who have shaped their SouthCoast Communities. Learn more at www.HistoricWomenSouthCoast.org
Organizing New Bedford is a digital exhibit about seven historic women who mobilized residents of “The City that Lit the World” to create positive change. It is available on the Rhode Tour platform; Rhode Tour is a joint initiative of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Learn more at www.RhodeTour.org.
If you submitted an artwork by March 31, 2021 to the IGNITE Youth Showcase you will be notified by April 16th whether your artwork has been selected for the showcase.