High School Juried Art Show Call for Entries

We are pleased to invite students to participate in the 10th Annual Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Show, presented in partnership with the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Selected works will be showcased in the museum’s galleries. The winners of the juried exhibit will be featured in museum marketing materials, as well as the MSEA’s brochure for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Celebration.

This year’s High School Juried Arts Competition is connected to the museum exhibits, Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence and Reflections: Intimate Portraits of African Americans. Maryland Collects features 50 prints from local collectors celebrating one of the greatest storyteller painters of the 20th century.  Lawrence is known for his narrative paintings including Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Toussaint L’Ouverture. Reflections: Intimate Portraits of African Americans by photographer Terrance A. Reese is a photo series of renowned American leaders and artists whose careers have addressed the political, economic and social realities of the 20th century. The collection includes legendary photographer/filmmaker Gordon Parks, civil rights activist Daisy Bates and blues musician BB King.


This year’s artistic theme is inspired by the print and collage works of African American artist Jacob Lawrence and portraits by photographer Terrance A. Reece. Students are encouraged to create an art work honoring an iconic or historical figure. The museum welcomes submissions of multiethnic figures.  Submissions can include drawings, paintings, collage, prints, photographs and mixed‐media assemblages.

For additional questions, you may click here to send an email or call 443.263.1829.



Eligible Participants
10-12th Grade Maryland students

1st Place: $400, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100

Important Dates

Art Exhibition View Dates
December 20, 2017 to February 18, 2018

Registration Deadline
Friday, October 13, 2017

Image Submission Deadline
Friday, November 10, 2017

Final Art Submission Deadline
Monday, December 8, 2017

Registration Form

Click here to download the information packet, which includes the registration form.