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Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Exhibition

Registration is open November 13 – December 13, 2019!

MAEA is sponsoring a juried art exhibit for high school students, grades 9 – 12, open to MAEA members only. Entries reflect original artwork from students in public and private schools. The exhibition will coincide with the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Massachusetts Transportation Building with an awards ceremony on March 1, 2020. To register your students for the Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists High School Recognition Exhibit please use the ArtCall link below.

Submission Requirements
  • Open to grade 9-12 students of Massachusetts Art Education Association members only
  • Five student entries per teacher; one artwork entry per student; individual student work only; collaborative pieces will not be accepted
  • $5 entry fee per artwork (contact: student_recognition@massarted.com for financial hardship fee waiver requests)
  • Each student is required to submit an artist statement to accompany their artwork (400 character maximum)
  • Size limits: 2D Work – 24” x 36” including mat/mount; 3D Work – weight limit 25 lbs. height limit 36”
  • Registration is open November 13 – December 13, 2019; deadline is 11:59 pm on December 13.
  • All artwork must be original and created by the student. It must not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any other individual or entity.

Note: The Transportation Building is a public, government building.  Please be aware work that is inappropriate for such a venue (nudity, violence, etc.) cannot be accepted. 

Please upload images of student work via ArtCall registration link below and pay the $5 fee per entry.

Payment via Check or Purchase order

If you need to process the submission fees via a Check or Purchase Order through your district, please contact Diana Woodruff at student_recognition@massarted.com and Helen Downey at treasurer@massarted.com to process that request. A Promo Code will be shared with you to complete your submissions through ArtCall. A W9 can be downloaded here

Remember to rename each jpeg EXACTLY as follows: Category.Grade.SchoolName.StudentFirstnameLastname.jpg
Example: Painting.TenthGrade.MemorialHigh.PrudenceCorreia.jpg

Media Category Descriptions

DRAWING – Mark-making done with manual or mechanical instruments on a 2D surface. (eg.pastels, ink, pencil, charcoal, etc. or any combination of drawing media)
PAINTING – Work created by applying paint/pigment to a 2D surface.
PHOTOGRAPHY – Images created with analog or digital cameras.
DIGITAL/GRAPHIC DESIGN – Digitally produced art. (eg. digital collages, digitally manipulated photos, posters, book covers, business cards)
CERAMICS – Pottery and porcelain objects made of fired clay.
SCULPTURE – 3D work made by a variety of means. (eg. carving, casting, welding, molding, assembling, etc.)
JEWELRY – Decorative objects made for personal adornment. (eg. rings, pins, bracelets, earrings, necklaces) 
FASHION – Articles of clothing or accessories. (excluding jewelry)
PRINTMAKING – Artwork created by using various techniques to produce multiple copies of an original design.  (eg. etching, woodcut, linocut, silkscreen, collagraph, monoprint, etc.)
MIXED MEDIA – Work made from more than one medium that incorporates a 3D element (breaks the surface plane). 

  • Artwork that combines different drawing media on a 2D surface should be submitted under Drawing, not Mixed Media. 
  • Artwork that combines different painting media on a 2D surface should be submitted under Painting, not Mixed Media.

Please note: the sponsors assume no responsibility for lost or damaged work.

  • Davis Publications Award – $500
  • Virginia M. Diani-Adams Award – $250
  • Hat Sister Award – $200
  • Sargent Art Excellence Award – An assortment of art supplies of the student’s choice worth $250, retail value. Classroom art supplies worth $500, retail value will also be awarded to the teacher. 
  • Davis Publications Media Category Awards – $25 each media category

February 10 – March 26, 2020

Family CelEbration/Awards Ceremony

March 1, 2020 – Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Welu, Director Emeritus, Worcester Art Museum

Entry Fee

Each student entry should be accompanied with a $5 entry fee.


Please register and upload images of student work using ArtCall here.


Email: student_recognition@massarted.com