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Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition

Student Award Winners Announced

UMGC recognized student artists with awards at the opening reception of the Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition. On display in the UMGC Arts Program Gallery through April 2, the juried exhibition, featuring 51 works from student artists, is designed to bring attention to the talents of students statewide and to support them as they transition to the next level of their artistic careers. Guest jurors Cheryl Edwards, artist, and Julie B. Westendorff, executive director, Allegany Arts Council, selected the artwork and award winners for the exhibition.

Six award winners were announced at the opening reception on February 12.


First-Place/President’s Award

  • Helen McConville
    George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
    Hunt of Artemis
    , 2022, fabric, thread, and embroidery floss, 92 x 52 inches
    • $5,000 cash award ($1,500 to the student, $3,500 to the school arts program or to the general operating fund if there is no arts program)
    • Trophy

Second-Place/Director’s Award

  • Cayla Otto
    Oakdale High School
    Invasive Thoughts
    , 2021, colored pencil on paper, 20 x 16 inches
    • $2,500 cash award ($1,000 to the student, $1,500 to the school)
    • Trophy

Third-Place/Curator’s Award

  • Jason Breden
    Century High School
    Downtown Funk
    , 2022, Micron pen on paper, 11 x 14 inches
    • $1,000 cash award ($300 to the student, $700 to the school)
    • Certificate

Honorable Mentions

  • Abiola Adelye
    Thomas S. Wootton High School
    Monarch Somnium
    , 2021, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 inches
  • Conner Lash
    Annapolis High School
    , 2022, graphite on paper, 12 x 9 inches
  • Emily Slade
    Towson High School
    Cardboring Beige
    , 2022, cardboard, 36 x 12 x 12 inches
    • Red ribbon recognition on the artwork during the run of the exhibition

Exhibition Dates

January 22–April 2, 2023

Exhibition Hours

9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily