High School Juried Art Show Call for Entries

We are pleased to invite students to participate in the 11th 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 artistic theme is inspired by the artworks of African American collage artist Romare Bearden. Students are encouraged to create artwork reflecting themes on social activism, history, music or womanhood.  

Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist features over 70 works in a variety of media that showcase Bearden as one of the most important visual artists of the 20th century. Throughout his prolific career, Bearden (1911-1988) countered racial stereotypes with images drawn from history, literature, the Bible, the African American community, and his imagination.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
January 12, 2019 to February 28, 2019

Registration Deadline
Friday, October 12, 2018

Image Submission Deadline
Friday, November 9, 2018

Final Art Submission Deadline
Monday, December 10, 2018

Registration Form