Save the Work, Save the Dates:
UNCP 42nd Annual Juried High School Art Exhibition
Drop off submissions March 13 and 14, 9 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. in the gallery.
On View: March 16-25, 2023
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m.
First Place Award- $300
Second Place Award -$200
Third Place Award- $100
The A.D. Gallery invites you to celebrate the 42nd annual juried exhibition for regional high school students. This show is designed to offer a professionally organized gallery exhibition to artistically accomplished high school students. The exhibition celebrates and rewards student talent and recognizes art teachers for their encouragement and effective teaching skills.
The competition is open to all current regional North Carolina and South Carolina high school students who can deliver their artwork to the gallery during the drop off dates. Please speak with your art instructor, as they may be dropping off work for the entire class.
Entries are typically selected by local art instructors and are hand-delivered to our campus. We ask that schools with multiple instructors work together to select the best work from each school. Accordingly, the limit of submissions for one school is 20 entries.
The entry form for schools is downloadable as a word file at the bottom of this page. The form should contain information for each piece of artwork submitted. This information should also be duplicated on the back of each artwork for identification. It is suggested that you make a copy of the completed entry form and cut out this information from the copy to tape directly to the back of each artwork.
Delivery & Pick-up
Drop off all submissions directly at our gallery before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. The gallery will be staffed for submissions on March 13 and March 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work may also be delivered during the week of February 27-March 2. Directions to the gallery are here.
After the work is juried, the selected artwork will be placed in the gallery and artwork that is not accepted will be also stored for the duration of the exhibition. All artwork may be picked up on Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m. but not earlier. All other remaining work can only be stored at our gallery until Friday, March 31. Unfortunately, all artwork left remaining after March 31, 2023 will have to be discarded.
Reception & Awards
We encourage you all to plan to visit the gallery prior to the closing reception. The closing reception and announcing of awards will hosted in our gallery space on Saturday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. The gallery will be open for viewing on that day starting at 11 a.m. Work may be picked up after the reception by appointment the following week.
Framing and Presentation
All two-dimensional work submitted must be either framed, wired, or matted in such a way that it can be hung safely for the duration of the exhibition. Extremely cheap poster frames are discouraged, as they often have very fragile cardboard mounts. If the gallery staff determines the work is not safe for display, it will be disqualified and kept in storage until after the reception with the rest of the work. This standard applies for all work that must be displayed on a wall. All other three-dimensional work must be self-supporting or able to be place on a pedestal.