Future Choices

Visual Arts Competition

Now in its 37th season, Future Choices recognizes and celebrates the talent and passion of our region’s high school students. Open to grades 9 through 12, this competition and exhibition are adjudicated by a panel of fine arts professionals.

 

Students whose work is selected will have their pieces displayed in an online gallery for three months. Categories include Ceramics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Prints, Sculpture, Digital Art, and Video. High schools are recognized for the efforts in keeping the arts a vibrant part of the curriculum.

Benefits for the Artist

  • Work is reviewed by a panel of professional artists

  • Work juried into the show is exhibited in a professional online gallery space, for three months.

  • Opportunities exist to be part of the committee that assists with the production of the show.

  • Catalogs are produced with complete listings of the artwork, students, high schools, grades, and teachers

  • An Artists’ Reception is hosted via Zoom by Shoreline Arts Alliance for students, family members, and teachers

  • Five painters will receive special invitations to apply for the Jeffrey Dobbs Scholarship for Excellence in Painting as part of Shoreline Arts Alliance's Scholarships in the Arts: Top Talent Awards. These five painter's submission fees will be waived should they choose to apply.

Submission of Work

  • Submission Deadline: March 19, 2021. Submission will take place online this year. Submit photos of your work and your application here.

    • Please note: Photographs do not need to be professional-quality. Photos taken on a smartphone work just fine, just please make sure they are well-lit, legible, squared, and taken on a neutral background or cropped to the edges.

  • Submission Fee: $5 per piece, with submission fees capped at $25 – Maximum of seven pieces per student. 

  • Exhibition: A virtual exhibition hosted here will open Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

  • Awards Reception: A virtual reception will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 7PM.

Sponsored By

Daniel E. Offutt III, Charitable Trust 

shoreline       

Arts

alliance

725 Boston Post Road,

Guilford, CT 06437

203.453.3890

oFFICE@shorelinearts.org

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