High School Art Northwest
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.
Douglas G. Campbell, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Founder and Director of High School Art Northwest
|The juror will select recipients for six cash prizes:|
|Honorable Mention (3)||$25|
Jack O’Brien has been an instructor of art and drama and was the chair of the Performing and Fine Arts Department at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland for many years. In addition to his long teaching career, he has been a technical director and a scenic designer. He has designed over 100 sets for schools and professional theaters throughout the Portland area. He earned a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA in scenic design from the University of Portland. In his spare time Jack likes to make all kinds of things, spend mostly productive time in his woodshop, cook and explore local rivers and streams in his hand-made kayak.
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 Visual Arts
George Fox University
414 N. Meridian St.#6028
Newberg, OR 97132-2697
For more information, contact:
Professor of Art, George Fox University
Phone: 503-554-2635 or 503-554-2619
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.
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, February 5, 2013 between 12 and 5 p.m. and picked up on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 between 12 and 5 p.m. back to top
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.
Submission of works shall constitute agreement to comply with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.
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.
|December 3, 2012||Postmark deadline for entries|
|January 16, 2013
||Notification of acceptance e-mailed|
February 5, 2013 (Tuesday)
Drop-off of hand-delivered works
Deadline for receipt of shipped works (and check or money order for return shipping)
|February 14, 2013 (Thursday)
|March 4, 2013
|March 5, 2013 (Tuesday)
||Pick-up of hand-delivered works
|March 8, 2013
||Return works shipped|