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Atlanta High School Art Exhibition

LocationCommunity Center near the 12th Street Entrance.

Winner of 2012, 2013 and 2014 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 & Events Association Silver Award and 2014 Gold Award for Best Event Within an Event.

Each year, the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE)  offers young artists an opportunity to compete, exhibit their work and earn prizes such as scholarships and art supplies. This “must see” festival event is a juried competition drawing upwards of 700 entries each year from which the best hundred works comprise the festival exhibition.

Established in the early 1970s, the AHSAE recognizes and encourages the fine quality of art created by the area’s high school students. Welcoming entries from high school art students from 12 regional Atlanta counties, the competition offers awards worth more than $40,000 and fills a growing gap in creative opportunities for youth.

Be sure to visit the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition in the Community Center near the 12th Street Entrance to get a look at the variety and breadth of Atlanta’s young artistic talent.

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 2015 Winners


Best of Show: Sierra Kazin, “A Different Kind of Mermaid,” Johns Creek High School, Bonnie Lovell instructor


Second Place: Victoria Hill, “Letter Home,” East Coweta High School, Patrice Newell instructor


Third Place: Mia Hall, “My Nuclear Garden,” Roswell High School, Travis Carr instructor

Fourth Place:  Monica Ho, “Vulnerability,” Wesleyan School, Meagan Brooker instructor

Fifth Place:  Cassie Gallagher, “Untitled,” Milton High School, Heather Meyer instructor

Sixth Place:  Sarah Catherine Conklin, “Clayton’s Joy,” Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Alice Thompson instructor

Seventh Place:  Amanda Wooten, “Solemn,” Brookwood High School, Marie Thomas instructor

Eighth Place:  Bradley Fleming, “Family Heirloom,” Landmark Christian, Shelia Gilkeson instructor

Ninth Place:  Elizabeth Aiken, “Harrison,” Druid Hills High School, Noelle Petersen instructor

Tenth Place:  Jordan Miles, “Heart Attack,” Westlake High School, Kevin Cole instructor

Rising Star:  Siyd Smith, “Dream Free,” Riverdale High School, Arshaad Norwood 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 and AHSAE award event
The Art Institute of Atlanta: Summer Studio Atlanta scholarship
Savannah College of Art and Design: Summer Seminars Atlanta scholarship
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
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
Dick Blick Art Materials: Award winner framing
Speedpro Imaging & David Hightower: signage
Color Wheel Studio: ten week class
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center: class
Roswell Visual Art Center: class
Buckets of Color & Jessica Gordon: one-on-one workshop
High Museum of Art: family memberships
Spruill Center for the Arts: memberships
MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art: memberships
MODA, Museum of Design Atlanta: memberships
Eyedrum: memberships
William C. Carlos Museum: family membership
Hudgens Center for the Arts: memberships
ACAC, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: family memberships
Atlanta Botanical Garden: guest passes

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