Last year the Norton premiered an annual juried competition that encouraged local artists to celebrate the beauty of flowers. This year, we have held the second competition for our BLOOM! exhibition, which opens with the BLOOM! Festival on the Norton ground on April 1. However, we have also added a competition for younger artists. Like the adult BLOOM! exhibition, it features paintings with a floral theme, featuring either flowering plants in close-up or a beautifully blossoming landscape/cityscape. This year our new Education Gallery will be home to the work of sixteen students from seven different Caddo Parish high schools from April 1 through May 14. Please join us at the Norton in encouraging these bright young artists to celebrate their laurels!