As Lasallians around the world celebrate the Lasallian Year of Saint Joseph, we invite student artists of all ages and abilities to create original, modern interpretations of Saint Joseph to be featured in the autumn issue of De La Salle Today, the magazine for the Lasallian Region of North America.
Pope Francis declared 2021 as a special Year of Saint Joseph in honor of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. Saint Joseph is also patron of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Saint John Baptist de La Salle urged the Brothers to have a special devotion to Saint Joseph and hold him as their model of a just, humble man who had confidence and faith in God.
Student artists are invited to create an original, modern interpretation depicting Saint Joseph as a model, mentor, protector and guide. We invite students to go beyond the well-loved nativity scene of Saint Joseph with Mary and baby Jesus, and explore Saint Joseph as father to the child Jesus, a father who led, guided, mentored and loved Jesus as Jesus grew and matured. Students can consider: What was the relationship between Joseph and Jesus like when Jesus was the student’s age?
Artwork must be original. All 2D or 3D media are welcome. Designs can be horizontal or vertical, black and white or color.
How to Submit
Email a high-resolution image in jpeg format at 300 dpi to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30. Please include the student’s name (last name optional), grade for the 2021-2022 academic year, art teacher’s name and school name, city and state.
This is not an art competition. We intend to celebrate our student artists by featuring all artwork that meets the guidelines listed. Pieces that are not printed will be featured on www.Lasallian.info.
Questions? Email Elizabeth Moors Jodice at email@example.com.
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