Youth Art and Writing Contest Judges Announced


YOUTH ART AND WRITING CONTEST

Deadline April 18th!!

COMING OF AGE IN ST. LOUIS

Click here to enter the contest. You could win a mini iPad or cash prizes!!!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is pleased to announce the

2015 Youth Art and Writing Contest judges! 

Divisions I — Grades 5-9

ART AND WRITING

Jordia Benjamin

Jordia C. Benjamin is the 2014-15 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Benjamin completed a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida and holds both a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Art History and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts from the University of South Florida. She joins the Art Museum from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, where she served as the Educational Officer.

DIVISION II — Grades 7-9

ART AND WRITING

Joanna Hearne, Ph.D.

Joanna Hearne is Associate Professor of English and teaches courses in the Film Studies Program and the Digital Storytelling Program at the University of Missouri, Columbia.  Her research areas include Native American and Indigenous film and media, Westerns, documentary film history, early cinema, animation, and issues of race and ethnicity in film history and theory. Her books are Native Recognition: Indigenous Cinema and the Western (SUNY Press, 2012) and Smoke Signals”: Native Cinema Rising (University of Nebraska Press, 2012).

Division III — Grades 10-12

ART AND WRITING

Jeffrey Quinn McCune, Jr., Ph.D.

Jeffrey Q. McCune is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and an Associate Professor of Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include popular culture; masculinity; critical/race/gender/sexuality theory; performance studies; queer theory; contemporary African-American Literature, Culture and Media communication. His books include Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing, (University of Chicago Press, 2014.) He has published articles including “Out’ in Da Club: The Down Low, Hip-Hop, and the Architexture of Black Masculinity.” Text and Performance Quarterly (2008) and “A Good Black Manhood is Hard to Find: Toward a Transgressive Reading Practice.” Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers programming is produced with support from the Regional Arts Commission.
Saint Louis Story Stitchers programming is produced with support from the Regional Arts Commission.