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2020 High School Art Competition and Exhibition

Details regarding the 2021 High School Art Show will be available December 2020.

The 2020 Columbia College High School Art Exhibition is taking place from February 3-15 in the Sidney Larson Gallery. It is a pleasure to see the artistic talent in so many area high school students when we host this show each year. We hope your school will participate! Email ArtDepartment@CCIS.edu with any questions.

Due to space restrictions in the gallery, each participating high school may submit a maximum of 20 pieces. If more than one person is dropping off artwork from your school, please coordinate ahead of time so as not to go over the 20-piece limit. We will not curate the work submitted. If more than 20 pieces arrive from your school, we will ask you to come back to select the pieces you would like exhibited. Each individual student may submit up to three pieces.

The categories are:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Mixed media/Printmaking
  • Photography/Digital media/Film/Animation
  • Sculpture/Ceramics/Jewelry/Fibers or other 3-dimensional media

Photo of 2015 High School Art Show Winners

Photo: 2018 high school art show winners

Calendar

  • January 24

    Deadline to return each participating student’s completed “artist information card” to the Columbia College Department of Visual Arts & Music (address below)

  • January 27-31

    Artwork delivered to the Art Office in Brown Hall 212 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. To arrange drop-off at an alternate time, please email ArtDepartment@CCIS.edu

  • February 3-15

    Exhibition in the Sidney Larson Gallery

  • February 15

    Closing reception is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Sidney Larson Gallery. Awards presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m.. No artwork may be taken until 12 p.m. If alternative arrangement must be made for pick up, please email ArtDepartment@CCIS.edu

Awards

Our art faculty will select the works that they believe demonstrate excellence in technique and creativity. Awards will include: $100 cash and $1,000 Columbia College Art Grant* for the Best of Show winner. Best of Show will also receive free registration to attend the 2020 Summer Art Intensive.$50 cash prize for First Place winners in each category. First Place winners also receive 50 percent off the registration fee to attend the 2020 Summer Arts Intensive.$30 cash prize for Second Place winners in each category. Second Place winners also receive 35 percent off the registration fee to attend the 2020 Summer Art Intensive. $20 cash prize for Third Place winners in each category. Third Place winners also receive 20 percent off the registration fee to attend the 2020 Summer Art Intensive.

*The Art Grant can be renewed each year the student is enrolled full-time at Columbia College as an art major. The student is required to be an exemplary student, producing high-quality artwork and making satisfactory progress in all classes. If the student does not demonstrate continued excellence in their studies, the Art Grant can be reconsidered at any time. Any student entering the exhibition is encouraged to submit a portfolio to the Columbia College Department of Visual Arts & Music for grant consideration.

Please download and complete the following artist information card and mail to:

Columbia College
Department of Visual Arts & Music
212 Brown Hall
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

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