2020 High School Area Show and Congressional Art Competition

Stay tuned on our plans to present this exhibition digitally and connect students with scholarship opportunities.

Now in its 38th year, the High School Area Show is a unique opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to have their achievements recognized in a museum. Last year eight colleges and art schools awarded over 55 scholarships to exhibiting artists, with a value of more than $750,000. Eligible students entering the High School Area Show may also have work considered for the 6th District Congressional Art Competition as well.

The exhibition features artwork from students in grades 9-12 who reside in the Michigan counties of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, or Van Buren counties are eligible to participate. To enter the Congressional Art Competition (CAC), students must reside in the 6th Congressional District (bolded counties listed above).

Any student whose work is accepted for exhibition is eligible to receive an award!


Last year, over 45 scholarships and prizes were awarded including: