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Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibition

January 22–April 2, 2023

Featuring works in all mediums by local high school artists, the Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition is the jewel among statewide visual arts competitions. The exhibition will showcase pieces chosen by jurors to represent the finest student artwork from across the state.

Jurors for the Exhibition

  • Cheryl Edwards, Artist
  • Julie B. Westendorff, Executive Director, Allegany Arts Council 


Awards will be presented to the first-, second-, and third-place winners (only one award winner per school). The artwork of the first-place award winner will be featured on the UMGC Arts Program website.

First-Place Award

  • $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 Award

  • $2,500 cash award ($1,000 to the student, $1,500 to the school)
  • Plaque

Third-Place Award

  • $1,000 cash award ($300 to the student, $700 to the school)
  • Certificate

Fourth- and Fifth-Place Awards (Honorable Mention)

  • Red ribbon recognition on the artwork during the run of the exhibition

Opening Reception

Sunday, February 12, 2023
3–5 p.m.

The opening reception is free and open to the community. Award winners and their teachers are expected to attend to receive their recognition. School principals and superintendents are invited as well. The first-place award winner will address the audience to explain his or her work.

Schedule and Deadlines

  • Artwork Received by UMGC: December 4, 2022
  • Exhibition Opens: January 22, 2023
  • Opening Reception: February 12, 2023
  • Exhibition Closes: April 2, 2023
  • Artwork Pickup: April 3, 2023

Terms and Conditions

  • Students must be enrolled in a Maryland high school at the time of submission and may submit one original work of art in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, photography, graphic design, or mixed media.
  • All work submitted must be original (no reproductions) and must have been completed between 2019 and 2022.
  • Each school may submit a maximum of five entries (one per student).
  • All entries must be submitted electronically by the school, with only one image per entry.
  • Images must be labeled with the artist’s last name and title of the work. (Use as many characters as you can.)
  • Electronic application submissions constitute an agreement between the artist, school, and UMGC, and the artist declares that all information is correct.
  • Artists must adhere to UMGC’s schedule.
  • Artists are responsible for getting the works to the Arts Program at UMGC, 3501 University Boulevard East, Adelphi, MD 20783.
  • Works that are altered from the original submitted image will not be accepted.
  • Works cannot be removed until the end of the exhibition.
  • All works must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed unsuitable for display or too difficult to install.
  • All selected artists will be notified electronically.


For more information about the Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition, call 301-985-7937 or email Eric Key at