54th Annual Student Art Exhibition

High School Selections
April 10 – May 23, 2021
Schell Gallery
Reception TBA

Elementary and Middle School Selections
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For those unfamiliar with our Annual Student Exhibition, in 1966, Director Howard E. Wooden suggested that the Swope, in cooperation with the Vigo County School Corporation, hold a student exhibition to showcase the excellence of both the area’s young artists and the area’s art teachers. It was Mr. Wooden’s feeling that the perspectives of young talent revealed the health and cultural awareness of a community, as well as the success created when teachers encourage self-expression along with technical disciplines. The exhibition features student artwork from each school in the Vigo County School Corporation, as well as several other area private schools. Additionally, at the high school level, the show is open to surrounding counties and home-schools and functions as a juried exhibition.

High School (9th – 12th grades) was juried this year by Rob Millard-Mendez, Professor of Art at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana. Every school that entered work into the competition was guaranteed at least one work included in the exhibition. However, award distribution was at the juror’s discretion. The high school level was open to surrounding counties (Indiana: Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Clay, Owen, Greene, and Sullivan; Edgar and Clark in Illinois) and home-schools in addition to the schools of Vigo County. Click here read the juror’s statement and view the selections, or click on high school works below.

Elementary and middle school entries are not juried for exhibition or judged for awards. Due to COVID, this year’s showing of elementary and middle school students will be virtual. Artworks will be shared on the Swope’s website and social media. Selections were limited to elementary and middle schools in Vigo County with an art program run by an art teacher. All artworks entered according to the included guidelines will be shown.




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