February 4, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Important Dates:

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Portfolio Review Day (for more information on this event, click here.)

Tuesday-Saturday, January 17-21, 2017
Taking in artwork for the exhibition

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am
Awards Ceremony at the SMA

Friday, March 24, 2017
Exhibition officially closes

Saturday-Friday, March 25 - March 31, 2017
All artwork should be picked up

Tuesday-Saturday, January 17-21, 2017
Taking in Artwork for the Exhibition


  • Original Artwork: Developed from personal experience, imagination, and direct observation; from multiple personal photographs or sketches. Please include copies of any personal photographs or sketches used during the creation process on the back of your submitted artwork.
  • Adapted Concept: Artwork developed from other sources using multiple elements or photographs with personal interpretation to create a new perception.  We require the use of two or more images for each adapted work.  Each source material must be identified on this entry form and the entry card, and an image or copy of the actual source must be included.
  • Copy Work: Artwork that is directly copied from one source without original or creative adaptations is not allowed in this exhibition.

Open to Utah public and private high school students in grades 11 and 12.  Works must be submitted by the high school art department (not individual students).  Each student may be represented with up to two pieces which meet the specifications of original or adapted concepts (see above).

Entry cards and source images must be filled out and attached to the back of the work before the work is brought to the Museum.

Jury Groups 

This exhibition is a juried exhibition, or in other words 12 Jurors with experience and understanding of high school art are selected to represent various media categories. Jurors will select works to be accepted in the exhibition as well as the award winners.

This year's jurors will include:

Drawing Group: Howard Lyon, Dave Habben, and Wayne Kimball

Painting Group: Jeanne Hansen, Casey Childs, and Deb Brinkerhoff

3D/Mixed Media Group: Ed Ham, Carol Berrey, and Jean Irwin

Digital/Photography Group: Justin Hackworth, Lyndi Bone, and Fletcher Booth.

 Last year's Juror group statements can be accessed here.

Artwork Delivery & Pickup 

Artwork should be delivered to the Springville Museum of Art, January 17-21, 2017, 10am-5pm (Wednesday until 9pm). Works not accepted into the show may be picked up any time after February 4, 2017. All work may be picked up from the Museum from Saturday, March 25 - Friday March 31, 2017 during Museum hours. No artwork will be released from the Museum before March 25, 2017. Failure to pick up work by this date may result in the reduction of bonus entries the following year for the school. 

Award Opportunities 

Various awards (some with cash prizes) are presented to selected students in the exhibition. An invitation is extended to all high school students, teachers, and friends to attend the awards ceremony at the Springville Museum of Art on the day of the Opening, Saturday, February 4,  2017 at 10:00 am. A public Opening Reception will follow directly after from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Additionally, some award winners will be invited to attend a special day of recognition at the Utah State Capitol Building on February 22, 2017 – Please watch www.smofa.org for more information about this event.

Utah Congressional District Awards

 Utah’s Congressional Districts select award winners representing their district from the exhibition each year. The first place award winning works will hang for one year in Washington D.C. For information on the specifics of the Congressional awards, click here.

Traveling Show 

The Utah Division of Arts and Museums will sponsor a traveling exhibition selected from, and immediately following, the Springville show. It will travel during the 2017-2018 school year to museums, galleries, libraries, and schools throughout Utah. The Division of Arts and Museums will provide honoraria to student artists selected for the Traveling Show. Two dimensional works should be covered with Plexiglas. The artwork will be selected by the Visual Art Committee of the Division of Arts and Museums. If you would like your work to be considered for this exhibition, please indicate so on your entry paperwork.

Visiting the Exhibition 

All school groups planning to visit this exhibition must call and schedule in advance. We are able to accommodate a limited number of students in one day, and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools that do not schedule their visit in advance may not be able to visit the full exhibition. Please call Michelle Tobian at 801-491-5700 as soon as possible to ensure you are able to visit on your desired date.

A limited amount of funding is available to assist schools in transporting their students to and from the exhibition. More information about accessing can be found here.

Selling your Artwork 

This exhibition provides students with an opportunity to sell their artwork. Students interested in listing their art for sale should work with their teachers to determine a price for their artwork. Please take into consideration the cost of materials (including the frame), the time invested into making the artwork, and the Museum's 30% commission. 


Additional questions? Please call Ali Royal Pack at 801-491-5715 or email at AROYAL@springville.org