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5th Annual Juried High School Exhibition


All public, private, and home-schooled high school students (grades 9 through 12) who reside in Louisiana are eligible.

Submission Requirements:

  • Artwork must be submitted by a high school teacher or representative (YAYA Studio Coordinator).

  • Each high school teacher/representative may submit up to 10 pieces of artwork. Please note that this is a juried show. Entries are not guaranteed acceptance.

  • There are no fees associated with submissions.

  • Any piece created by students at any time during their high school education may be submitted.


First-, second-, and third-place winners will be selected, and honorable mentions will be awarded in the following amounts. A special award will be made to the teacher/program with the best overall showing.

  • First Place: $500

  • Second Place: $300

  • Third Place: $200

  • Honorable Mentions: $100


Since the purpose of the exhibition is to provide an opportunity similar to what a professional artist would encounter, we encourage all work to be for sale. Please consider reasonable prices to encourage sales. All sales are to be conducted between the buyer and the artist. The gallery will not be responsible for delivering purchased works. Price on Request (POR) designations will not be accepted for any artwork. Not-for-sale (NFS) artwork must still include an insurance value.


Paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, computer-generated art, digital media (including audio and video) and mixed media artwork that meets the following specifications are eligible for submission.

Two-dimensional work must not exceed 40 inches wide by 68 inches high. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 60 inches high by 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep.

Work must be physical and tangible and must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. All two-dimensional works must be framed and ready to hang for a professional gallery with the appropriate mounting hardware (wire, cleats, etc). Using tape to secure hanging wire is unacceptable. All pastel and charcoal drawings must be sprayed with fixative. All three-dimensional works must be structurally sound with all components securely fastened.


Submissions will be selected by a jury of School of Art faculty members.

Deadline: Friday, January 11

Earlier Event: October 16
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Later Event: December 15
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