April 9 – May 22, 2022
Reception TBA

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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 Ian Carey, Permanent Art Collection Curator at Indiana State University. 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.

Elementary and middle school entries are not juried for exhibition or judged for awards. 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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