3rd Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition for High School Artists

2017 lsu high school art exhibition

The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design will host the 3rd annual statewide juried art exhibition for high school artists. The LSU School of Art—one of the largest and most comprehensive art schools in the region—will showcase selected works from students who represent talent from all areas of the state. The goal of the exhibition is to inspire young artists by providing a platform for their work to be displayed in a contemporary gallery setting, thus giving them a taste of professional experience. This annual exhibition is intended to showcase the finest artistic student talent in Louisiana.

This 3rd annual exhibition will be held February 20–March 18, 2017, at the Foster Gallery on the LSU campus. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at a closing reception for the artists on March 18, 2017.


All public, private, and home-schooled high school students (grades 9 through 12) who reside in Louisiana at the time of submission are eligible.

Submission Requirements:

  • Artwork must be submitted by a high school teacher or Each high school teacher/representative may submit up to 10 pieces of artwork. Please note that this is a juried show. Entries are not guaranteed acceptance.
  • There are no fees associated with
  • Any piece created by students at any time during their high school education may be submitted.

How to Submit Artwork:

Artwork should be submitted by January 9, 2017, through Slideroom at: – /permalink/program/33854


Paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, computer- generated art, digital media and mixed media artwork that meets the following specifications are eligible for submission.

Two-dimensional work must not exceed 40 inches wide by 68 inches high. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 60 inches high by 40 inches wide and 40 inches deep.

Work must be physical and tangible and must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. All two-dimensional works must be framed and ready to hang for a professional gallery with the appropriate mounting hardware (wire, cleats, etc). Using tape to secure hanging wire is unacceptable. All pastel and charcoal drawings must be sprayed with fixative. All three-dimensional works must be structurally sound with all components securely fastened.


Submissions will be selected by a jury of School of Art faculty members.


First-, second-, and third-place winners will be selected, and honorable mentions will be awarded in the following amounts. A special award will be made to the teacher/program with the best overall showing.

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $200
  • Honorable Mentions: $100


Since the purpose of the exhibition is to provide an opportunity similar to what a professional artist would encounter, we encourage all work to be for sale. Please consider reasonable prices to encourage sales. All sales are to be conducted between the buyer and the artist. The gallery will not be responsible for delivering purchased works. Price on Request (POR) designations will not be accepted for any artwork. Not-for-sale (NFS) artwork must still include an insurance value.


Every precaution will be taken to assure protection of entries. Liability for hand-delivered works left after the pickup or shipping dates will not be assumed by the LSU School of Art.


All selected works must be received by either shipment or delivery by February 13, 2017.


Works must be delivered to:

LSU School of Art Foster Gallery
Louisiana State University
111 Foster Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you need to deliver on a weekend, please contact Kitty Pheney in advance to make arrangements. 


Shipped works must be received in the LSU School of Art Office, 220 Design Building, no later than February 13 at 4 p.m.

Outbound shipping and packaging costs are the responsibility of the student artists or high schools.

The School of Art will cover return shipping preparations and costs. In most cases, work will be returned in the same boxes/materials in which it arrived.

Shipping Address:

Attention: Kitty Pheney/High School Art Exhibition
School of Art
Louisiana State University
220 Design Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Schedule & Deadlines:

January 9, 2017

Submissions are open now, but must be uploaded to Slideroom by January 9.

January 13, 2017

Teachers/schools will be notified on or around January 13, if their submissions are selected for the exhibition.

February 13, 2017

Selected works must be delivered/shipped to the School of Art by February 13.

February 20, 2017

The exhibition, which will take place at the LSU Foster Gallery, opens to the public on February 20. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please let us know if you are bringing a group from your school.

March 18, 2017

The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the closing reception at the LSU Foster Gallery on March 18, 2017, 1–3 p.m.

March 18, 2017

The exhibit closes to the public on March 18, 2017. Teachers (schools) are allowed to take work from their school with them at the end of the reception.

April 1, 2017

Hand-delivered artwork that has not been sold must be picked up by April 1. (Special arrangements can be made for weekend pick up should this be necessary.)

A storage fee of $10 per day will be charged for hand-delivered artwork not picked up by April 7, 2017. Shipped work will be returned by the week of March 27.


For more information contact:

Kitty Pheney
LSU School of Art
220 Design Building
Baton Rouge 70803

Office: 225-578-5411
Cell: 225-266-4812

View a printable version of the prospectus.