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Atlanta High School Art Exhibition

The Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) has opened the call for submissions for this year’s competition, which will be exhibited at the 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival this spring. Welcoming entries from high school art students from 12 regional Atlanta counties, the competition offers awards worth more than $40,000. 

Who can participate? High school students at all levels as well as home school students are welcome to submit. This is your chance to get your work - or your students' work - in front of thousands of people. 

Submissions are due February 19! Click here to find out more!

LocationCommunity Center near the 12th Street Entrance.

Winner of 2012 International Festivals & Events Association Silver Award for Best Educational Program and Bronze Award for Best Event Within an Event and 2011 and 2013 Southeast Festivals and Events Association Silver Awards for Best Event Within an Event.

The festival is proud each year to sponsor the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE)which received over 700 entries from talented young artists throughout Atlanta and Georgia. You can see the best 117 works of art at the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. 

Providing winners with nearly $40,000 in scholarships and prizes, the AHSAE -- a community-oriented feature of the festival that fills a growing gap in creative opportunities for youth and highlights the variety and breadth of Atlanta artistic talent -- has received national recognition for its impact on young artists. 

For the third year the AHSAE hosts the “Art Throwdown,” a fast-paced onsite competition of area high school teams who compete in timed live-model sketch challenges on the lawn in front of the exhibition -- just inside the 12th Street entrance to the festival. 

Don’t miss the Art Throwdown – Begins Sunday at 1pm in front of the Community Center.
Awards will be given after 3 pm!

The Atlanta High School Art Exhibition 2014 Winners

Best of Show  "Dancers Passion," Claire Armstrong, Roswell High School Junior, Matt Phillips instructor

Second Place "Up and Up," Christina Voss, Walton High School Junior, Kathleen Petka instructor

Third Place "Ataraxis," Ziyan "Lisa" Tan, Starr's Mill High School Senior, Todd Little instructor

Fourth Place "Up, Up and Away," Chase Matheson, Phoenix High School Sophomore, Pasha Souvorin instructor

Fifth Place "Madonna of the Mac," Alexis Jacob, Brookwood High School Senior, Marie Thomas instructor

Sixth Place "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," Kendyll Romine, North Cobb Christian School Senior, Nate Rupp instructor

Seventh Place "Shielded," Erin Kim, North Gwinnett High School Junior, Yvette Kim instructor

Eighth Place "Naivete," Lesley Chang, North Gwinnett High School Sophomore, Yvette Kim instructor

Ninth Place "A Mountain Range in My Palm," Kevin Fuentes, Brookwood High School Senior, Chris Vigardt instructor

Honorable Mention

"Sister, Sister," Erika Bevers, Chamblee High School Junior, Lisa Guyton instructor

"Untitled," Becca Jones, Milton High School Senior, Heather Meyer instructor

"Stuck in Time," Su Kim, Mill Creek High School Senior, Mike Lasseter instructor

"The Motherhood," Hareem Park, North Gwinnett High School Senior, Debi West instructor

2013 Atlanta High School Exhibition Photos

Thanks to our AHSAE donors:

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film (Nashville): $26,000 in tuition scholarships
The Art Institute of Atlanta: Janet S. Day Gallery Exhibit (35 AHSAE pieces), tuition scholarship
The Art Institute of Atlanta: Summer Studio Atlanta scholarship
Savannah College of Art and Design: Summer Seminars Atlanta scholarship
Atlantic Institute: 10 day trip to Turkey (2015 Best of Show)
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art: Bests Show, June 2014
Dick Blick Art Materials: art supply funds
Red Wall Clayworks & Christine Tholl: classes, internship
Binders Art Supplies & Frames: art supply funds
Jay Shapiro Arts Legacy Foundation and Binders Art Supplies & Frames: "People's Choice Award"
SAM FLAX: art supply funds
Center for Puppetry Arts & Jeff Domke: school campus presentation (Best AHSAE Art Department)
TOCO Hill Picture Framing: Best of Show framing
Custom Framing by Veterans: Award winner framing
Speedpro Imaging & David Hightower: signage
Color Wheel Studio: ten week art class
Roswell Visual Art Center: class
Chastain Arts Center: summer class
Buckets of Color & Jessica Gordon: one-on-one workshop
High Museum of Art: memberships
Spruill Center for the Arts: memberships
MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art: memberships
MODA, Museum of Design Atlanta: memberships
William C. Carlos Museum: family membership
Hudgens Center for the Arts: memberships
ACAC, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: family memberships
ART Station: pair of tickets

Please viisit the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition website for more information.