Our Stories: High School Artists 2024


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This annual exhibition showcases the creativity and artistic achievement of high school artists across Tucson and Pima County. What unique artistic practices have teachers and student artists developed in classrooms across Southern Arizona? What ideas do young artists want to express, and how do they do it through art? Artworks are chosen for the exhibition and submitted by local high school teachers. We are thrilled to highlight the technical skill and creative thought that these young artists possess.

Five participating artists are also chosen to receive the Outstanding Emerging High School Artist Award, selected by a jury of faculty from the University of Arizona School of Art and University of Arizona Museum of Art staff. In partnership with the School of Art, we are excited to offer $1,000 tuition awards to any Outstanding Emerging High School Artist awardee who enrolls as a BA or BFA major at the School of Art in the next two years. Jurors will judge artworks based on craft, originality, overall composition, and development of the idea or concept.

If you are interested in participating, please review the submission guidelines linked below and contact Willa Ahlschwede at willa@arizona.edu with any questions.

Image of gallery with the High School Artist 2023 exhibition. In the foreground, there's two sculptures- a raven made from colored feathers and an animal dressed as a clown. Paintings are seen the in background.


Audience size
Very Large (501+)
$8 – General $6 – Seniors 65+ and groups of 10+ Free for Museum members, students with ID, UArizona faculty and staff, active military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children


1031 N Olive Road
Museum of Art