2023 High School Juried Art Exhibition

The Paramount Center for the Arts is excited to host the 2023 Juried Show, in April this year! We fully anticipate this being an in-person exhibition and corresponding reception.  Although we do not anticipate challenges, should community concerns about COVID increase prior to April, we will contact each teacher to notify them of changes to the program.

The Paramount and its sponsors are committed to hosting a meaningful experience that showcases student work from across Central Minnesota. This program is designed to complement the work of area teachers by providing students with the opportunity to visualize themselves as artists, explore ways to talk about their work, and to participate in an arts-based experience among peers. As we transition back to an in-person gallery exhibit staff would like to invite you, participating students and their families to the Paramount for the 2023 Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 28 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

As a teacher – you make this work possible. And would like to thank you for continuing to collaborate with the Paramount annually; ensuring that the arts are alive and thriving in our communities.

Michelle Kiley, Curator



More than 30 area high schools, located within a 35-mile radius of the Paramount Center for the Arts, are invited to participate in the Juried Show: generally featuring the work of about 100 students annually.  

Click here to view an infographic with key dates for the High School Juried Art Exhibition (PDF).


February                Categories, juror, and sponsors announced for the 2023 program.

March 3:                Online art submission form opens.

March 29-April 1: Artwork dropped at the Paramount with artist label (PDF)

                              10-5 PM Monday – Friday, 10-2 PM Saturday

                              Gift Gallery entrance located closest to Wimmer Opticians

April 1 (extended): Online art submission window closes.

April 4:                   Onsite art galleries open for public view (Gallery Saint Germain & Lobby – main level)

April 10-21:           Jury review process held.

*April 28:               In-person reception and Awards Ceremony 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

                              Paramount Center for the Arts, 913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud.

                              Light refreshments provided.

                              Masks are optional.

*Teachers and students are encouraged to take home their artwork at the conclusion of the event.


Award Categories

Best in Show (Grand Prize)                 $500

First Place (2D & 3D)                          $400 ea.

Second Place (2D & 3D)                     $300 ea.

Third Place (2D & 3D)                         $200 ea.

Fourth Place (2D & 3D)                       $100 ea.  

AAUW Award Sponsor (2D & 3D)       $250 ea.

Meeting the 2023 Juror Vatsalaa Jha! (PDF Download)

2023 Special Award Categories

Environmental Awareness (2D & 3D) $50 ea.

  • April is universally acknowledged as earth month. To demonstrate support for a healthy environment, raise awareness about environmental issues, and remind people that we all need to contribute to a sustainable planet. Student work that reflects these values will be eligible for this special category.

Art Department Drawing                    $300 Framing/Art Supply Store

  • All participating schools will be entered into a drawing and announced the night of the awards ceremony.

2023 Online Submission Form

Submission URL: https://airtable.com/shrCIxaBVKTtzI4V9

Download labels for artwork dropped off at the Paramount (PDF)

Download an overview of this year’s program (PDF). 




All are welcome. This show is open to all students, grades 9-12, regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, or sexual orientation.

Students acknowledge that their entry is an original concept and design created within the past 18 months and has NOT been awarded a prize in a previous Juried High School Art Competition at the Paramount.

By entering the show, students grant The Paramount Center for the Arts permission to reproduce images of their work for publications pertaining to this show.

The Paramount Center for the Arts is authorized to publish the names of students and participating schools. Recognizing that PCA will NOT release personal contact information for any artist without consent.

A maximum of 10 pieces can be submitted from each participating high school.

As in previous years, PCA invites each school to determine how to best facilitate a selection process among art students interested in entering work for the Juried Show. Of course, we encourage this to be an extension of the Juried Show experience. How you choose to engage your student body and/or community in the selection process is up to you.

There is no fee to enter and no commission due back to the Paramount Center for the Arts for any sales of the 2023 High School Art Exhibition work(s).



Feel free to contact the Paramount (mkiley@paramountarts.org) should you or a student have questions regarding the following:

  • Have general questions about the program.
  • Need additional assistance with our online platform.
  • Support capturing or submitting a high-quality image(s) of the work.
  • Would like to request a printed copy of the form to be mailed.

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