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CONTACT: Kathy White, Deputy Director
         The Dalí Museum
          (727) 823-3767, ext. 3036
         kwhite@thedali.org
         or
         Cindy Cockburn, CC Communications
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        AREA STUDENTS SHOW THEIR SURREALIST SKILLS
                 PINELLAS COUNTY STUDENTS TO DISPLAY WORKS AT
                                         THE DALÍ MUSEUM

March 15, 2010 – (St. Petersburg, Florida). — Celebrating its 25th year, the Student Surrealist Art Exhibit
is an annual juried competition of Pinellas County middle and high school art students organized by the Dalí
Museum in St. Petersburg. The Pinellas County student exhibit is on display at the museum now until April
11.


The exhibit theme is “Surrealism, Dreams + Fantasy,” which invites students to explore new ideas by
employing creative methods, concepts, and subject matter inspired by Dalí, his surrealist contemporaries, and
other visionary artists. This year, in anticipation of the January 11, 2011 opening of the new Dalí Museum,
some students incorporated the theme of “Home, Surreal Home.”


This juried exhibit features student work produced in various media, including oil, pastel, and photography.
The judge is Peter Tush, Dalí Museum Curator of Education. Mr. Tush chose approximately 100 works out
of 300 entries. From these finalists, 18 received awards.


Through this exhibit, the Dalí Museum seeks to make a difference in our community by recognizing the role
art teachers play in their students’ development, and by encouraging students to continue exploring new
ideas and creative thinking in all fields of education. This year the exhibition is sponsored by Xpress
Plugged In, St. Petersburg Times, and Sonya Miller, Dalí Museum Trustee.


“The Dalí Museum values its role as a place for both inspiration and celebration,” said Hank Hine, Dalí
Museum Executive Director. “The level of artistic achievement by our community’s students has always
been remarkable. By providing a site that displays the best work of the past together with an exhibition
space for tomorrow’s artists, the Dalí Museum contributes both a sense of continuity and hope for this
community.”


This exhibit immediately follows the Hillsborough County Student Surrealist Exhibit, which displayed 100
artworks from February 6 – March 7, 2010.


Currently located at 1000 Third Street South in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, the Dalí Museum holds
the preeminent American collection of the artist’s work. The museum, is sponsored in part by the Pinellas
County Cultural Affairs Department, the City of St. Petersburg, the State of Florida, Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more
information, please call (727) 823-3767 or 1-800-442-3254. Visit the museum web site at www. thedali.org.



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