Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM
Let Your F.A.C.E. Make History
In celebration of the Opening of the Neutrogena Wing, August 29, 1998 at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Neutrogena Corporation has invited Los Angeles Middle, Magnet and High School art students to "Let Your F.A.C.E. Make History," and create masks that express an emotion about their community, or depict an individual from their community. With over 100 spectacular entries from 17 schools, the theme has provoked some unusual insights into the zeitgeist of some of LA's most talented young artists. Emotions such as sadness, anger, hope and heritage come vividly to life in remarkably crafted, colorful faces made of everyday materials.
From left to right: Luis Martin, High School Division, 3rd Place; Edgar Lucero, Middle School Division, 3rd Place; Devon Fuller, Middle School Division, 1st Place; Jorge Macswiney, High School Division, 1st Place; Elizabeth Hernandez, High School Division, 2nd Place;
A distinctive panel of local educators, artists and museum curators (from both LA and Santa Fe) made up the six-person judging panel, awarding over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes.
The top six masks will be showcased on a wall devoted to student art at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Neutrogena will fly the two top student artists to Santa Fe with an adult chaperone and their art instructor to participate in the Grand Opening of the Neutrogena Wing, August 29 and 30, 1998.
The Museum of International Folk Art, located off the Old Santa Fe Trail at Camino Lejo, is part of the Museum of New Mexico, a division of the New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs.
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