Curating a Children’s Art Show

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Children’s Aid staff and friends are hard at work preparing for the 11th Annual Children’s Art Show scheduled to open to the public April 24th thru the 26th at The National Arts Club. This week, Ann Kugel, a former Children’s Aid Advisory Council Member and Meredith Rugg, a dedicated Children’s Aid Society Trustee, spent hours reviewing hundreds of pieces of art work from participants ages 3 – 18, from Children’s Aid Society fall and winter programs throughout New York City. Water colors on canvas, papier-mâché projects and charcoal drawings lined the vintage boardroom at the 22nd street headquarters where the curating was taking place. Needless to say that this task was not taken lightly as there were more than enough brightly colored, skillfully created masterpieces to choose from.

The young artists, staff and families will have the opportunity to view the artwork and celebrate artistic creativity during a special reception at The National Arts Club. It is always an interesting evening spent with the youth as they enthusiastically describe their piece to everyone in attendance. Look for a full 11th Annual Children’s Art Show recap and photo gallery at

The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South between Park Avenue and Irving Place on 20th street. Gallery hours for the 11th Annual Children’s Art Show are as follows:

April 24th 3 – 5 p.m.
April 25th 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 3 – 5 p.m.
April 26th 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.