The LSU School of Art, in conjunction with the LSU College of Art & Design, will host the 7th 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 the 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 professional, artistic venue and thus giving them a taste of a professional artist experience. The exhibition will be an annual offering and is intended to showcase the finest, artistic student talent in Louisiana.
This 7th annual exhibition will be held February 15-March 11, 2023, at the Gallery in the newly renovated Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex on the LSU campus (Formerly the Studio Arts Building). Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at a closing reception for the artists on March 11, 2023.
All public, private, and home-schooled high school students (grades 9 through 12) who reside in Louisiana are eligible.
Artwork must be submitted by a high school teacher or representative. 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 submission.
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 15, 2023, through Slideroom.
Paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, computer- generated art, digital media (including audio and video) and mixed media artwork that meets the following specifications are eligible for submission. No work can be suspended from the ceiling.
Two-dimensional work must not exceed 40 inches wide by 68 inches high. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 45 inches high by 26 inches wide and 26 inches deep. The maximum weight for any submitted piece is 50 lbs.
Work must be physical and tangible and must be able to be displayed 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 that which a professional artist would encounter, we encourage all work to be for sale. Please consider realistic 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 either delivered or if shipped, received in the Art Office by February 7th.
Delivery: Works must be delivered to the LSU School of Art Office , Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex, Louisiana State University (More information to come)
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
If you need to deliver on a weekend, please contact Kitty Pheney in advance to make arrangements.
Shipping: Shipped works must be received in the LSU School of Art Office in the Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex (address to come) no later than February 7th, at 4:30 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.
Attention: Kitty Pheney/High School Art Exhibition
School of Art
Louisiana State University
Art Office, Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Schedule & Deadlines:
January 15, 2023
Submissions are open now, but must be uploaded to Slideroom by January 15.
January 20, 2023
Teachers/schools will be notified on or around January 20 if their
submissions are selected for the exhibition.
February 7, 2023
Selected works must be delivered/shipped to the School of Art by
February 7, 2023.
February 15, 2023
The exhibition, which will take place at the LSU Gallery in the Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex, opens to the public on February 15. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Please let us know if you are bringing a group from your school.
March 11, 2023
The winners will be announced, and prizes awarded at the closing reception at the LSU Gallery in the Barnes and Ogden Art & Design Complex on March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023
The exhibit closes to the public on March 11, Teachers (schools) are allowed to take work from their school with them at the end of the reception.
March 20, 2023
Hand-delivered artwork that has not been sold must be picked up by March 20. (Special arrangements can be made for weekend pick up should this be necessary.)
For more information contact Kitty Pheney at the LSU School of Art.
LSU School of Art