The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Our Stories: High School Artists 2024

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February 17 – May 18, 2024

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? Artworks are chosen for the exhibition and submitted by local high school teachers. We are thrilled to highlight the technical skill and creative thought that these young artists possess.

Five participating artists are also 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. Jurors will judge artworks based on craft, originality, overall composition, and development of the idea or concept.

The submission period for this year’s exhibition is now closed. To learn more about participating in a future exhibit, you can read about the submission process and contact Willa Ahlschwede at willa@arizona.edu with any questions.