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49th Annual High School Art Competition 
Date  January 28-February 22, 2023 @ 11AM - 6PM

49th Annual High School Art Competition 

Calling all High School artists! The Art Center will host it’s 49th Annual High School Student Art Competition from January 28 – Feb 22, 2023! This exhibition is designed to educate high school artists on how to professionally enter and display artwork for a juried competition. Along with works from our area high schoolers, the Art Center will also be displaying works from the student’s art teachers in their 5th Annual High School Art Teacher Exhibit.

Open to high schoolers, grades 9th – 12th, students may enter up to 3 works for $12. Entry drop-off to the Art Center is as followed: Wednesday, Jan. 11, Thursday, Jan. 12, Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14 from 11 AM – 6 PM. Note, this is a juried competition, not all entered artworks will be selected for display. 

Teen Take Over and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, Jan. 28, 1– 3pm, with competition awards announced at 2:30pm. Area university art & design departments will have information booths. Select universities will award scholarships and prizes. Art Center will also give away participation prizes. An alternate event date will be Saturday, February 4, 1 – 3pm if the original scheduled event is postponed due to bad weather.

This competition is open to students who live in or attend high school in the following counties:

Adams County, IL | Marion County, MO | Audrain County, MO |

McDonough County, IL | Brown County, IL |  Monroe County, MO

Cass County, IL | Morgan County, IL | Clark County, MO |Pike County, IL

Greene County, IL| Pike County, MO| Hancock County, IL| Ralls County, MO

Knox County, MO| Schuyler County, IL | Lee County, IA | Scott County, IL

Lewis County, MO | Shelby County, MO

This exhibit will be on display at the Quincy Art Center from January 28 – Febuary 22, 2023. Public Hours will be 11 AM – 6 Pm on Wednesday – Saturday. 

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