Surreal student art, clustered cityscape composed of creatures, people, buildings and material goods

Student Surrealist Art Exhibit: Best of 2018

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September 8, 2018 – November 26, 2018

Student Surrealist Art Exhibit: Best of 2018 
“The Marvelous, the Fantastic & the Grotesque”
September 8–November 26

Initiated in 1985, this annual art exhibit presents work by middle and high school students who are invited to explore ideas and visions similar to those explored by Dalí and the surrealists. In 2018, we presented a Pinellas County Exhibit, a Hillsborough County Exhibit, and a Statewide Exhibit. The Best of 2018 Exhibit features the award-winning artworks from this year’s exhibits.

The theme for 2018 is “The Marvelous, the Fantastic & the Grotesque.”

The Surrealists rejected the norm of early 20th-century art, which they saw as mostly traditional and rigid. The group wanted to create a new standard for what art could be—a new standard of beauty, and they did this by exploring the images of their dreams and unconscious minds—the part of ourselves we cannot control or censor. This resulted in a new art, which the Surrealists described as the Marvelous, the Fantastic and the Grotesque.