High School Exhibition Call For Submissions - MOCA Westport

High School Student Art Exhibition Call for Submissions: Hindsight is 2020

We are excited to announce MoCA Westport’s High School Student Art Exhibition – the first in-person student show in our new museum space!

We ask that the work be made during the past year 2020, so we may exhibit a diverse portrait of what young people have been experiencing and observing during these challenging and unique times. All High School students are welcome to submit, and all submissions will be accepted (unless deemed inappropriate due to graphic content).

Each student may submit one entry of either a drawing, painting, digital/graphic image, photograph, sculpture or short film. Details:

  • The Exhibition will run from January 23 through March 6, 2021
  • Submissions are due Friday, January 8, 2021 by 5pm via email.
  • Artwork dropoff will take place Thursday through Saturday, January 14–16
  • All 2-dimensional work must be framed and ready to hang
  • Work may not exceed 30 inches in either height or width
  • There is a $10 fee to enter. Scholarship to waive this fee is available, please contact Liz Leggett, Director of Exhibitions, for details.

Cash prizes for First, Second and Third place will be awarded. Jurists to be announced soon!

We look forward to bringing together a diverse exhibition portraying the many creative and expressive voices of our community’s youth.

Detailed Instructions

To enter, Submit one digital image* of an artwork to the email: submissions@mocawestport.org

The file should have your last name and first name
– specifically written like this: Lastname_Firstname.jpg

In the email body write the below information in this order:

  • Your Name
  • Title of Work
  • School
  • Town
  • Grade
  • Age
  • Price (if work for sale)

There is a $10 entry fee.** Click the below link to submit payment when you email your digital file.

By submitting, you are giving permission to have your work shared on MoCA Westport’s website and other promotional materials. 

**Scholarship is available to waive this fee. We can also accommodate additional methods of payment. Please contact liz@mocawestport.org for details or assistance.

Important Dates

Friday, January 8, 2021
Email submission of one artwork and $10 entry fee due
Thursday, January 14, 3 - 6PM
In-person drop off at MoCA
Friday, January 15, 3 - 6PM
In-person drop off at MoCA
Saturday, January 16, 12 - 2PM
In-person drop off at MoCA
January 23–March 6, 2021
Exhibition is Open during MoCA’s regular gallery hours
Sunday, March 7, 2 - 6PM
Artwork in-person pickup
Monday, March 8, 2 - 6PM
Artwork in-person pickup
*Photograph your artwork in diffused sunlight near a window or outside on an overcast day for best results. This allows for overall even lighting with no shadows, glare and high-contrast hot spots on your work.