Children’s Chesapeake Bay Art On Display At CBMM

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD is hosting a display of 50 pieces of original art from elementary school students in its Van Lennep Auditorium now through March. The show represents young artists from across the Mid-Atlantic who have qualified as semi-finalists in a “Chesapeake Bay Revival Coloring Contest.”

Hosted by Donna Danielle McCartney and The Nautical Mile Series, the contest invited schools from within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to participate. Students were encouraged to create an original piece of artwork capturing their own interpretation of the Chesapeake Bay and its issues, on a standard 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. The semi-finalists shown at CBMM represent 36 schools from throughout Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York.

Each participating school sent one submission package, with a maximum of 15 pictures. Each submission package included all pictures intended to represent the school for their 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes.

The winning poster will be selected in March 2012 with input from contest sponsors, including Donna Danielle McCartney (the author of the Nautical Mile Series), and members of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The winner and their school will win cash and prizes.

The exhibit is open to the public and is free with general admission or for museum members. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

In photo: Student artwork is now on display in the Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. The show represents 50 young artists from across the Mid-Atlantic who have qualified as semi-finalists in a “Chesapeake Bay Revival Coloring Contest.” To enter the contest, students were encouraged to create an original piece of artwork capturing their own interpretation of the Chesapeake Bay. The winning poster will be selected in March 2012 with input from contest sponsors, including the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

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