The deadline to participate in this year’s exhibit has now passed. If you submitted the online form, you have until Saturday April 9 to drop off your artwork (see below for more details). If you have questions about future exhibits, please contact Willa Ahlschwede, email@example.com.
The annual exhibit Our Stories: High School Artists will be back in-person this year at the University of Arizona Museum of Art from May 7 – August 6, 2022. High school teachers are invited to select up to two artworks created by students during the 2021-2022 school year to showcase at the museum. Multiple teachers from the same school may each submit two student artworks, and this can include non-art teachers especially for those schools who do not have multiple art teachers.
This annual exhibition showcases the creativity and artistic achievement of high school artists across Tucson and Pima County. What unique artistic practices have teachers and student artists developed in classrooms across Southern Arizona? What ideas do young artists want to express, and how do they do it through art?
Image: Devesha Singh, Transcendent, 2020 (Walden Grove High School, Teacher Laura Jackson) from the exhibit Our Stories: High School Artists 2020
Five participating artists will also be chosen to receive the Outstanding Emerging High School Artist Award, selected by a jury of faculty from the University of Arizona School of Art and UAMA staff. In partnership with the School of Art, we are excited to offer $1,000 tuition awards to any Outstanding Emerging High School Artist awardee who enrolls as a BA or BFA major at the School of Art in the next two years and notifies their School of Art advisor they would like to use the award. Jurors will judge artworks based on craftsmanship/confident use of materials, originality, overall composition, and strength/development of the idea or concept.
If you have any questions or need support with any part of the submission process, please contact Willa Ahlschwede, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-621-7110
University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts
1031 North Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721-0002