DVCCC's 6th Annual High School

Student Art Contest & Exhibition

Theme: Celebrating Resilience
 

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Contest Sponsored and Supported by the National Arts Program

and the Chester County Art Association

Extra Special Thanks to this year's host,

the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce

For the 6th year, DVCCC is hoping to highlight the talent of young artists through holding a competition open to all high school students in Chester County. This year’s contest will be held in a hybrid format – featured on DVCCC’s social media pages and website – all entries will be displayed publicly for a week at the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce.

Winners of the contest (1st - 3rd place) will be exhibited at the DVCCC All That's Purple Annual Fundraising Gala and then, the first place winner will be exhibited for a week a the capitol building in Harrisburg and will be the featured artwork for DVCCC's 2023 Gala Event.

What an excellent opportunity for exposure and experience!

 

 

  • Artwork will be due/needs to be arranged for drop-off to/pick-up by DVCCC by Friday, April 8th, 2022.

 

  • Artwork will be featured online and displayed at the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce throughout the week of April 15 – 22nd with a Hybrid Reception held on Friday, April 22nd from 6-8pm to announce and celebrate the winners and all participants!

    • Contest Winners will be featured at the DVCCC All That's Purple Gala Event at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville on April 23, 2022.

    • First Place Winner will have artwork exhibited at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg for a week following the contest.

    • First Place Winner will have artwork featured as part of the 2023 All That's Purple Gala Invitation.

 

The exhibit will feature only work submitted to the contest from high school students (GRADES 9-12) from throughout Chester County. Students should consider DVCCC’s brand color of purple and the theme of “Celebrating Resilience” as inspiration.

Prizes

(subject to slight change)

  • 1st Place - $200 cash award for artist plus $200 award for the associated school art department for supplies (all sponsored by National Arts Program)

  • 2nd Place - $100 cash award for artist plus $100 award for the associated school art department for supplies (all sponsored by National Arts Program)

  • 3rd Place – $50 gift card (from National Arts Program) and Free Artist Membership to Chester County Art Association (sponsored by John Baker)

  • People’s Choice - $25 gift card (from National Arts Program)

 

Download Rules & Contest Information Here

Meet Our Judges

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A look back to DVCCC's 2021 Student Art Contest:

Theme: 45 Years of Empowerment

Contest Sponsored and Supported by the National Arts Program

and the Chester County Art Association

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2021-03-29 - Victoria Naftal - We Triump

1st Place Winner

We Triumph When We Grow Beyond

Victoria Naftal

Downingtown West High School

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We held the DVCCC 5th annual High School Student Art Exhibition and Contest from April 2 – April 9, 2021.  

 

The Art Contest, which is open annually to all Chester County high school students, received 27 submissions from seven area schools and youth art organizations - including Avon Grove High School, Owen J. Roberts High School, and Barnstone Art in Phoenixville. Submissions were displayed at The Brow Bar by Tara Giorgio in downtown West Chester for a week, available for public viewing. The pieces were evaluated by a panel of judges which included Victoria Browning Wyeth, granddaughter of famous Chester County artist, Andrew Wyeth, Representative Dianne Herrin, Jackie Szafara, Executive Director of the National Arts Program, Gary Altoonian, founder of Altoonian Photography, and John Baker, Professor Emeritus at West Chester University and President of the Chester County Art Association's Board of Directors.  

 

The National Arts Program (NAP) and Chester County Art Association (CCAA) sponsored this year’s prizes. The third-place winner received a CCAA membership and $50 gift card. The second-place winner received a CCAA membership and $175 cash prize from NAP. The first-place winner received a CCAA membership and a $200 cash prize from NAP with a matching $200 for the student’s art department. In addition, the public was able to vote on the pieces online to choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award, with a prize of $25.  

 

The Exhibition culminated in a virtual reception held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 where winners were announced by judge Victoria Wyeth.

2021-03-29 - Lorelei Eberly - The Guide

2nd Place Winner

The Guide

Lorelei Eberly

Coatesville Area Senior High School

2021-03-29 - Lauren Pineda - Together We
2021-03-29 - Morgan Jackson - Equality F

3rd Place Winner

Together We Stand

Lauren Pineda

Bishop Shanahan High School

People's Choice Winner

Equality

Morgan Jackson

B. Reed Henderson High School