High School Art Northwest


High school artists from around the northwest display their art at George Fox


High School Art Northwest is an annual juried exhibit for high school students in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The purpose of High School Art Northwest is to provide high school students with an exhibition site and to honor their artistic achievements.   Since its founding in 1992 thousands of high school students have submitted artworks which are juried by professional artists, gallery directors and other arts professionals.  

Each year approximately forty to forty-five artworks are selected for exhibit in the Lindgren Gallery, in the Ross Center at George Fox University.   Cash prizes are awarded to juror-selected students based on the excellence of their art.   Over the years the exhibit has expanded its scope to include digital art and three-dimensional art.  



The juror will select recipients for six cash prizes:
    First Place $250
    Second Place $150
    Third Place $100
    Honorable Mention (3) $50

back to top


Douglas G. Campbell, M.F.A., Ph.D., founder of High School Art Northwest along with Gary Buhler, M.F.A., assistant professor at GFU will collaborate to jury artwork for exhibition this season. 

back to top

Entrance Requirements

All entrants agree to allow George Fox University to reproduce images of their artworks on the George Fox University website and for call-for-entry and exhibit show card publications connected with High School Art Northwest. The artist's name and title of his/her artwork will be acknowledged whenever an image is reproduced.

There is no entry fee. Each entrant is limited to two works. All artwork will be judged on the basis of jpg images (smaller than 1M) on CD (no emails), each of which must include the following information in the file name: Artist's first initial, last name and entry number. For example, Trina Smith's two entries would be "tsmith1" and "tsmith2". CD's submitted will not be returned. Complete the entry form and mail it along with the CD to the following address:

High School Art Northwest
Department of Art and Design
George Fox University
414 N. Meridian St.#6028
Newberg, OR 97132-2697

For more information, contact:

Cheri Hampton
Event Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
George Fox University
Phone: 503-554-2619
E-mail: champton@georgefox.edu

back to top

Eligibility and Media

The competition is open to all high school students enrolled in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Each piece must be original work executed completely by the entrant.

Eligible two-dimensional media are: paintings, drawings, prints, pastels, digital media, two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed media, ceramics and sculpture. Works on paper must be matted and covered with shrink-wrap, plexiglass, or acetate (no glass); all other works must be framed. We cannot accept work that weighs more than 25 lbs. 

back to top

Receipt of Artwork

Pieces of accepted artwork may be hand delivered or shipped to the address listed under Entrance Requirements

All shipped artwork must be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to George Fox University for return shipping.  No C.O.D. shipments will be accepted.  Shipped artwork must be sent in strong, reusable containers.

Hand-delivered artwork must be received in the Art Office (Ross 101) on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 between 12 and 5 p.m. and picked up on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 between 12 and 5 p.m.

back to top

Sales and Insurance

George Fox University will not act as sales agent for any artwork. The Lindgren Gallery will insure the artwork while on exhibit, but the university will not be held liable for damage or loss while the artwork is in transit.

back to top


Submission of works shall constitute agreement to comply with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

back to top

Preparation of Artwork for Exhibition

Oil, mixed media, and acrylic paintings should be framed without glass. If the painting is canvas on board, use a wood or metal frame. If the painting is canvas on stretcher bars, construct a frame using thin strips of wood nailed to the stretcher bars with small finishing nails.

Drawings, watercolors, and collages should be matted using a hinged mat. To protect the matted piece, cover it with acetate or plexiglass and tape the mat to the covering. Plexiglass can also be affixed with fastening devices designed for such a purpose and available at art supply stores or frame galleries. For matted artwork with wood or metal frames, use plexiglass instead of glass for shipping purposes.

back to top


December 9, 2013 Postmark deadline for entries
January 9, 2014
Notification of acceptance e-mailed

January 21, 2014     (Tuesday)

Drop-off of hand-delivered works
12-5 p.m.

Deadline for receipt of shipped works (and check or money order for return shipping)

January 28, 2014  (Tuesday)
Opening Reception
5:00-7:00 p.m.
February 24, 2014
Exhibition closes
February 25, 2014           (Tuesday)
Pick-up of hand-delivered works
12-5 p.m.
February 26, 2014
Return works shipped

back to top

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.