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Deadline approaches for high school art show

Huntington, Ind.- The Midwest's best student artists have until February 6, 2010, to submit their works for Huntington University's annual High School Art Exhibit. Sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts, the juried show is open to original works of art produced within the last year by high school students within 150 miles of the Huntington campus, or any upperclassman considering attending Huntington University. Students from public and private high schools, as well as homeschools, are eligible to compete.

The Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts will host the exhibition between February 11 and March 11, 2010. An awards reception will be held February 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Each school may send up to 10 entries in any media. Each student may enter up to three original works. An entry form must accompany every submission. Participating student artists will compete for cash awards for Best of Show and first, second, and third place.

In addition, high school seniors may compete for the Huntington University Department of Visual Arts 2010-2011 Performance Grants, available to full time HU art majors who meet grade point average requirements. A total of 10 pieces must be submitted in order to be considered for a Performance Grant. The student may elect which pieces to submit for the High School Art Exhibit and which to leave in a portfolio, in the care of the university faculty, for consideration for Performance Grants.

Exhibition Awards and Performance Grants will be selected by Huntington University visual arts faculty.

Click to download the Call for Entries brochure, rules, and entry form.