The exhibition Our Stories: High School Artists 2023 will be on display at the University of Arizona Museum of Art from February 25 – May 20, 2023. High school teachers are invited to select up to two artworks created by students during the 2022-2023 school year to showcase at the UAMA. Multiple teachers from the same school – including non-art teachers for those schools that do not have one or more art teachers – may submit two student artworks each.
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 exhibition 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 UAMA staff and faculty from the University of Arizona School of Art. 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 craft/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.
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