Villa Maria College to Host 19th Annual High School Student Photography Exhibition

Villa Maria College to Host 19th Annual High School Student Photography Exhibition

Villa Maria College to Host 19th Annual High School Student Photography Exhibition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College is pleased to announce the opening of its 19th Annual High School Photography Student Exhibition running Friday, May 13 – May 17, 2013 at the Villa Maria College, Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery. The exhibit features works from high school students from the Erie-Niagara region and beyond. Awards are given for first, second and third place, along with ten honorable mentions and two $2,000 scholarships going to two incoming freshmen entering the College’s Photography program in the fall. A special opening night reception will take place on Friday, May 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

Villa’s Photography program is the only course of study in Western New York where extensive training is provided in the techniques and skills necessary for success in commercial studio/freelance photography while adhering to a strong foundation in artistic impression.

The Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery at Villa Maria College holds several exhibitions during the year to showcase the work of students, professional artists, local high schools, Villa Maria College faculty, students and others. All events are held in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery located in the main building ground floor on the campus of Villa Maria College.  The gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is closed on Sunday.  A listing of all exhibitions and other events can be found on Villa Maria College’s website at, by contacting Brian Duffy at [email protected] or 716-961-1833.

Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational Catholic college specializing in the applied arts and music.  The College recently expanded its baccalaureate programs to include business administration, creative writing & literature, photography, graphic design, music performance, music with a jazz concentration, and music industry.  Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree programs include animation, fashion design & merchandising, integrated arts, and interior design.  Associate degree programs are offered in the applied arts (such as music performance, music business, and graphic design), as well as the liberal arts. The College also has the only accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program in Erie County, and is now offering a certificate program in Historic Preservation and Restoration through its interior design program. For more information call 716.896.0700 or visit

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