63rd Young Arkansas Artists
May 11, 2024 – July 7, 2024
For over 60 years, the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts has highlighted the remarkable talent, creativity, and perspective of Arkansas students through the Young Arkansas Artists exhibition. This legacy program showcases artwork from kindergarten through high school in a wide range of media and technique.
The 63rd Young Arkansas Artists exhibition in 2024 will continue this tradition of supporting and recognizing the power of art education and art educators across the state.
Submissions will be accepted online from December 11, 2023, to February 11, 2024, via Call for Entry (CaFÉ). Educators will need to set up a free CaFÉ account to submit entries. Additional details on eligibility criteria and artwork requirements can be found in the application.
Five works per grade, totaling 65 works will be selected for the exhibition by a panel of Museum educators and faculty. The grand juror will then select one Best in Class and two Honorable Mention awards for each grade, along with one Mid-South Watercolorists Best in Show Watercolor Award. Each winning artist’s school or program receives a monetary award to support its art program.
Due to new gallery requirements, only artworks awarded Best in Class, Honorable Mention, or the Best in Show Watercolor Award will be requested for the on-site exhibition. However, all 65 selected artworks will be highlighted in a virtual gallery on the AMFA website.
Please plan to join us in a celebration of our young artists at the Young Arkansas Artists Award Ceremony and Exhibition Reception on Saturday, May 18, 2024. More details will be provided closer to the event.
62nd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition
Get inspired for this year's exhibition by exploring last year's winning artworks.
The 63rd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition is supported the Alice L. Walton Foundation and Cindy and Greg Feltus for the Anne and Robert Hickman Foundation in memory of Laurie Hickman Cox.
The 63rd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition awards are supported by Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Alice L. Walton Foundation with additional support from Mid-Southern Watercolorists.
Redeemable coupons awarded to the 63rd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition honorable mention and best in class winners are provided by BLICK Art Materials.