Purpose

To exhibit the artwork of Arizona high school and community college students for public appreciation while also making an arts education affordable for talented Arizona art students. 

Exhibition

A panel of jurors will select up to 50 works of art by Arizona art students for exhibition on Benedictine University Mesa's beautiful downtown campus. Participants will be posted on this website. 

Awards

• Best of show High School - 50% tuition scholarship to BenU Mesa
• Best of show Community College - 50% tuition scholarship to BenU Mesa
• Runners Up - Various Artist Grants

Finalists

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIVISION
Nie Mengyu, Winter Snow Atop the Superstition Mountain
Nie Mengyu, Still Life with Fruit and Wine
Siena Hooper, Arizona Globe Mallow

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
Belle Jackson, Restricted
Belle Jackson, Red Tractor
Belle Jackson, Into The Unknown
Brooke Begay, Water Me
Brooke Begay, Whiskey
Rafael Amiel Gan, Travelling Swordsman
Jude Battaglino, Meat Ladie
Jude Battaglino, Threshold Girl
Jude Battaglino, Untitled
Katie Bruns, Oh Deer
Katie Bruns, Bright Night
Katie Bruns, Reese's
Ryan Dempsey, Sunbreak
Ryan Dempsey, The Tikis
Ryan Dempsey, The Backside of Water
Damir Misener, Woman in Color
Damir MIsener, Swamp Woman
Genesy King, Hey Kids, You Want Some Gold
Genesy King, Chill Out Three Ghosts
Loreana Villalobos, Colored Flowers
Miah Gomez, Lost Life
Timothy Ruybal, Sea of Thorns
Ali Lateef, Reverb
Sydney Case, Tour De Force
Rylie Scoplitte, Leggo My Eggo
Phoenix Glenn, Through The Eyes of the Predator
Melany Almanza, Searching
Marie Homan, Railroad Black
Jacob Heinkel, My Body of Earth
Danielle Birmingham, DC
Yenifer Macias, What Hides In Our Food
Yenifer Macias, Power
Alyssa Amador, Scanning of Alcoholism
 

Delivery Instructions

Deliver artwork to Benedictine University on February 28 (7am - 9pm) or February 29 (10am - 5pm). Your artwork must be physically delivered to campus to be considered for the prizes. BenU Mesa will hang your artwork. 

The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7 starting at 3:00 p.m. We strongly encourage you to attend as the prize winners will be announced. Food and beverages will be provided. Dress is business casual. You may bring as many guests as you wish. 

Digital files or photos should be printed in hard copy form. The size of the photos should be chosen by the artist to correspond to their intentions, however, printing at larger scale tends to get a greater notice from judges. Therefore, we suggest that photographers print their work as large as possible without losing picture quality. We encourage all 2D work to be matted, mounted to a board, or framed, for its own protection, If work is not matted, it will be displayed using pins to pinch it to the wall. This will not create holes in the work. 

CLICK HERE AND PRINT THE ATTACHED FILE AND DELIVER WITH YOUR ARTWORK

BENEDICTINE MESA
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:
February 17, 2020 | 12:00 a.m.

Exhibition Participants Announced:
February 21, 2020

Delivery Dates:
February 28 (7 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
February 29 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Opening Reception/Award:
March 7, 2020 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Exhibition:
March 7-13


Contact

Professor Michael Tole
mtole@ben.edu
Subject line: MOT

 

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