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Bachelor of Fine Arts at UCM

Illustration • Painting • Ceramics • Sculpture • Printmaking

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High School Art Exhibition and Contest Day

Bring your upper level students for a day of live art competition and workshops with our faculty and students at the annual High School Art Contest Day. Enter your students' work in the annual High School Art Exhibition.

Informational Letter to Teachers

Contest Day

The Contest Day will be Friday, April 1, 2016

Registration will be open from February 1 - March 12. Sessions will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
Questions about Contest Day? Contact Rahila Weed at 660-543-4289.




The Exhibition will open March 15, and runs through March 31, 2016

Work may be submitted through Friday, February 26, however, if you are mailing your Powerpoint images, package must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 23. This is to ensure that all images arrive in our office by Friday, February 26.

Questions about the Exhibition? Contact Christian Cutler at 660-543-4498.

The UCM High School Art Exhibition is a selection of outstanding artwork which will be on display March 15 - March 31, 2016. A reception will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The event is open to all high school students. Students are allowed two pieces of work and can enter any original work that falls into the following classifications:

  • Drawing
  • Painting (oil, acrylic, opaque watercolor)
  • Transparent Watercolor
  • Mixed Media
  • Printmaking (serigraphy, relief, intaglio)
  • Fibers
  • Design/Graphics
  • Photography (minimum size 5” x 7”)
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture

Note: All work(s) must be suitably prepared for hanging (flat work must be matted or framed).

Questions about the Exhibition? Contact Christian Cutler at 660-543-4498.


All submissions will be done by submitting images via CD/DVD or USB in a simple, non-timed PowerPoint presentation. Write your school name and address on the CD/DVD–do not use a stick-on label. Please include the following information on each slide including School Name, Student Name, Title of work, medium, and dimensions. See example below:

Sample Powerpoint Template

Your school's submissions must be delivered to Attn: High School Art Exhibition, Department of Art & Design, Art Center Room 120, Warrensburg, MO  64093 no later than Friday, February 26, 2016. In addition, please fill out information for each student who is submitting work.

Tips for Photographing Artwork

Notice of accepted artwork will be sent via email no later than Friday, March 4, 2016.

Drop off times for ACCEPTED artwork will be Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11, from 8:00 – 5:00, and Saturday, March 12 from 9:00 - 11:00.

Work can be dropped off or mailed to:

High School Art Exhibition
Department of Art & Design
Art Center Room 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Questions about the Exhibition? Contact Christian Cutler at 660-543-4498.