High School Juried Art Show Call for Entries

We are pleased to invite students to participate in the 9th 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 exhibit, Kin Killin' Kin, a powerful and thought-provoking series of images that reflect artist James Pate’s deep love for youth, and even greater concern for the epidemic of youth violence in the African American community. Pate’s powerful images were created as a visual call-to-action to dialogue towards positive alternatives and solutions to negative behavior.


Students are asked to create a campaign poster or art work that advocates gun prevention, a ceasefire to gun violence, or creates a vision for peace. Submissions can include drawings, paintings, prints, lithographs and mixed‐media assemblages. Students are requested to refrain from using images of guns in their artwork.

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
January 11, 2017 to March 5, 2017

Registration Deadline
Friday, October 21, 2016

Image Submission Deadline
Friday, November 11, 2016

Final Art Submission Deadline
Monday, December 12, 2016

Registration Form

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