Rising Senior Art Exhibition

2020 Orange County Rising Senior Art Exhibition

The Stark Museum of Art is pleased to announce the second annual ARISE: 2020 Orange County Rising Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition will feature original works of art from incoming high school seniors in Orange County. The exhibition will be held June 2 – August 1, 2020 in the Community Gallery at the Stark Museum of Art. The exhibition is open to all incoming seniors for the 2020-2021 school year enrolled in private, public, or homeschool in Orange County. Art submitted to the exhibition must be created during the student’s junior year of high school.

Important Dates and Information:

  • Registration forms will be available online beginning September 10, 2019.
  • Artwork must be delivered to the Stark Museum of Art by Tuesday, May 5, 2020, no later than 5:00 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted into the Exhibition.
  • An artists’ reception will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020. All participating students will be recognized.
  • Exhibited artwork must be picked up from the Museum between August 11 and 15, 2020 during regular business hours. Artwork that is not picked up will be deemed donated and will be discarded or used for other purposes at the discretion of
    the Stark Museum.

For questions or information, please contact Jennifer Restauri Dickinson at 409.221.6685 or at jrestauri@starkmuseum.org.


Requirements for Submission:

  1. Artist must currently be completing their junior year as of May 2020. Artists must be enrolled in a public, private, or home-school in Orange County.
  2. Artwork must be two-dimensional, and either hand-rendered or traditional/digitally manipulated images. Artwork should be created during the 2019-2020 school year, while the student is attending the junior year of high school.
  3. Framed artwork may be no larger than 27 ½” x 21 ½” inches.All entries will be measured upon receipt.
  4. Artwork must be appropriate for an audience of all ages, including children. Excessively violent themes, offensive, crude, or derogatory subjects or designs are not permitted. Artworks that reflect controversial, political, or religious themes are not permitted. Stark Museum, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject or remove any submission that fails to meet these standards.
  5. Each submission must be completely finished (NO WET PAINT/NO EXCEPTIONS).
  6. Only one original artwork per artist may be submitted. Artwork may not be a direct copy of an artist’s work (including but not limited to examples found on the internet through search engines, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.). Artwork found to not be an original will be disqualified and returned to the teacher and/or student.
  7. Artwork MUST be ready to hang at the time of submission. Artwork must be framed in a black frame.Frames must be equipped with 2 d-rings for hanging. D-rings should be placed a minimum of 3” from the top of the frame. No saw tooth hangers, adhesive wire strips, clips or other fasteners should be used.
  8. Students and teachers are advised to place all artwork under Plexiglas or glass for protection during the exhibition. However, Plexiglas or glass are not required framing elements.
  9. Artwork must have artist name and school on the back of the submission.
  10. Artist must submit a 150-200 word artist statement about their artwork with their submission. Artist statements must be typed. Artist statements will be on view with the artwork and should be proofed for grammar, spelling, and syntax. Artist statements will be presented as is.
  11. Artists must submit a clear digital image of their unframed submission in .jpg format by email to jrestauri@starkmuseum.org by May 5, 2020.
  12. Completed registration form, with BOTH student and parent (or guardian) signatures, MUST accompany the artwork, regardless of student age.