High School Visual Arts Contest

High School Visual Arts Contest

Students in grades 9-12 residing in the Northeast Metro Area are invited to enter original art in the High School Visual Arts Contest sponsored by White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA). This is a juried art show with cash awards. All submissions must be completed online. Submission does not guarantee acceptance.

The 2017 High School Visual Arts Contest was made possible in part by a grant from the Vadnais Heights Area Community Foundation.

2017 Show Dates: May 1-19


  • Recent 2D and 3D works, including but not limited to drawings, paintings, fiber, pottery, photography, and sculptures.
  • All artwork must be original in composition and concept, and executed solely by the artist. Pieces deemed not original to the artist will be disqualified.
  • Inappropriate subject matter is not acceptable. WBCA reserves the right to determine acceptability.

Congratulations to the 2017 award winners!

Best in Show
Cleopatra Nystrom – Cogito Ergo Sum

Award of Excellence
Hunter Ingebritson – Rust
Lexi Munson – 80 More Years

Award of Merit
Collin Mireault – Vase with Slip Texture
Emma Persoon – Bull at Sunset
Olivia Shaffer – Field of Flowers

Honorable Mention
Cleopatra Nystrom – Through Basquiat’s Eyes
Lauren Whalen – Strings

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