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Masters of Tomorrow                                                            Art Exhibition & Scholarship Competition


Opening Reception 

Feb. 24, 2018
3-5 p.m.


Please see the list below to find out if you are a finalist in the Masters of Tomorrow Competition.  If you see your name, it means that your work will be included in the two week art exhibition on our Benedictine University Mesa campus.  The jurors will select the scholarship winners and the cash prize winners AFTER your artwork has been delivered to our campus.  If your artwork is not physically present on our campus for the final judging, it will not be considered for the scholarships or the cash prizes.  The top prize winners will be announced at the opening reception on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 3-5pm.   
Mattie Durance | Estrella Diaz Luna | Kimberly Barron | Yolanda Mejia | Karisa Cisneros | Emma Hakes | Donovan Perez | Elizabeth Leong | Anthony Remmert | Shea Lynn Stay | Severin Magni | Luis Soto |Gabriella Stadler | Christina Snyder | Emma Kleven | Katie Aparicio | Felicia King | Ryan Jones | Rico Garcia | Britney Duong | Roy Deng | Nathan Rhoton | Frida Melchor | Yamilet Chaparro | Sam Guinn | Kira Vezina | Kendall Wilde | Belle Jackson | Mike Meraz | Nestor Salgado | Alexandrea Hinds | Madeleine Williamson | Giovana Vallas | Nick Alexander | Laura Maldonado Flores | Oliver Dilly | Jessica Kunhiro | Maria Guerrero | Sophie Chapman | 'Osaiasi Taueli | Claire Femmer | Megan Lewis | Arleen Saenz | Kodi Davirro | Benjamin Delaney | Anais Effort | Isabelle Gardner | Lena Markham | Emily Bristol | Caleb Bessman | Flor Contreras | Luis Campos | Julissa Soto | Ezmeralda Sanchez | Jakob Leon | Ashton Rauch | Jaedaiel Hanssen-Richards | Rachel Sparks | Sydney Maggio | Cali Zamora | Kevin Corrales | Anthony Calderas | Miguel Olvera | Jaden Lisle | Adriana Avila | Lillian Smith | Serena Myers | Bailey Myers | Adella Helton | Katharine Lobas | Mica Hughes | Allison Mora | Amy Farnsworth | Dana Corbo | Jorge Coleman | Kalaya Brown | Euromero Hernandez | James Downey | Adam Bender | Jose Cardenas | Alan Nguyen | Maryssa Agnes | Jack Smith | Paige Klimkowski | Morrison Dietz | Carson Mittun | Julia Williamson | Shea Eubanks | Antonio Galindo | Emma Luken | Nicole Hartley | Yolanda Mejia
Email notifications have been sent out to finalists detailing which submitted pieces have been accepted.  If you did not receive an email notification, please contact Michael Tole at to find out which artwork to deliver.
Please observe the following dates:
Deliver Artwork to Benedictine University:
Deliver artwork on either of the following two days, Friday, February 16th (7:00 AM to 10:00 PM) or Saturday, February 17th (9:00 AM-5:00 PM).  Benedictine University will hang the artwork.  Your artwork must be physically delivered to campus to be considered for the prizes.  Please contact Michael Tole at if you have a conflict with these dates. 
Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony at Benedictine University:
On Saturday, February 24th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM we will host an opening reception for the art show, and an awards ceremony for the prize winners.  We strongly encourage you to attend as the prize winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.  Food and beverages will be provided.  Dress is business casual.  You may bring as many guests as you wish.
Our address is:
Benedictine University Mesa
225 E. Main St. 
Mesa, AZ 85201
Digital photos or files 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.
Thank you for participating in the Masters of Tomorrow Competition.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10


Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.



Michael Tole, click HERE for bio.
Chelsea Walter, click HERE for bio.
Patty Haberman, click HERE for bio.

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