Call for Artists | Annual Area High School Art Exhibition

Starting DateJanuary 1, 2020

Ending DateApril 8, 2020

Event Description

The Phipps is currently closed to the public and has decided we cannot present the Annual Area High School Art Exhibition or the concurrent Teachers’ Art Exhibition in our Galleries as planned.  Instead, in an effort to support and celebrate students’ and teachers’ creative work, we will make a “virtual exhibit” to be viewed via Facebook and YouTube, with links from The Phipps website.


Students’ work will be judged as planned. Award winners will be notified via e-mail and announced via press releases. We will also add this information and the judges’ comments to the “show”.


The MaryLu Brown Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior this year as planned. To apply for the Scholarship, graduating seniors must submit an image for the “show” and mail or fax a written application and writing sample.  Application materials are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, as originally planned.


Updated Guidelines for Submissions


  • All high school art teachers in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin who have students participating in the concurrent Annual Area High School Art Exhibition are encouraged to participate in this exhibition.
  • One submission per teacher will be accepted.
  • Works in all media, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, will be accepted.


By 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, submit one jpeg image of your artwork no larger than 2MB to Here are tips for taking a good photo of your artwork written by a local professional photographer and member of The Phipps Visual Arts Council, Steven Johnson.


In the body of the e-mail with the image attached, include the following information in this order and format:


First and last name, grade (or write “teacher” if submission is for the Teachers’ Exhibit)

School name

Title of artwork

Medium of artwork


Please note: By submitting images and personally identifying information (name, grade, school) you are consenting to the publication of this art work and information by The Phipps Center for the Art on our various communication platforms, including our website, Facebook page and YouTube.  All educators should ensure that students and their parents/guardians are in agreement to publication prior to submission of work.  In an unusual situation, a student may submit art work with partial information, such as initials rather than a full name, or request that no name be listed. The Phipps Center for the Arts assumes no liability for the disclosure of information submitted by the educators.


Questions? Call Anastasia at The Phipps, (715) 386-2305.


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