2021 Juried High School Art Competition and Exhibition!

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The Paramount Center for the Arts, through the support of a Central Minnesota Arts Board grant, is excited to announce the third annual Juried High School Art Competition and Exhibition.
The Juried High School Art Competition will explore ingenuity, technical creativity, and will award over $3,300 in cash prizes!  

We invite all Central Minnesota students, currently enrolled in grades 9-12, to participate in this unique celebration of the arts.  


 *Due to the current variety of school interactions (distance, in-person, and hybrid) this exhibition will presented in a fully virtual capacity, with submissions, viewing, judging, and awards ceremony happening online.






2021 Juried High School Art Exhibition Details:  

When: The exhibition will be on virtual display Thursday April 2 – Friday May 14, 2021  

Where: Available for viewing on the Paramount Center for the Arts website. Once the exhibition has been uploaded to
the Paramount Center for the Arts website, we will send a link to be shared with your students!  

 Virtual Reception and Presentation of Awards: Friday May 14, 2021. 


We hope you join us for this energizing experience that offers young artists the opportunity to see and take pride in their artwork, and the work of their peers, and continue the important tradition of access and representation that the Juried High School Art Competition embodies. 

Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns:  lruprecht@paramountarts.org 


“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from
the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
















































2020 Halloween Mask Virtual Exhibition


The Paramount Center for the Arts was delighted to offer a fun and exciting opportunity for the community!
Thank you to those who submitted their artistic and creative entries and congratulations to the winner of the Virtual Art Class Prize!




Stay healthy and stay creative!



We have several different gallery spaces available to artists:


Located across the street from the Paramount in the Regency Building at 912 West St. Germain in downtown St. Cloud. Gallery St. Germain is graciously funded through a two-year McKnight Foundation Grant, allowing the Paramount to operate this beautiful auxiliary exhibition space. Gallery St Germain features Minnesota artists who demonstrate a high level of professional achievement and exhibitions that are engaging to Central Minnesota.

Wednesday – Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

About The McKnight Foundation
The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform. In 2012, the Minnesota-based family foundation had assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $85 million. Of that total, about 10% went to support an environment in which artists are valued leaders in our community, with access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.


Located in the historic Paramount Theatre Lobby, this exhibition space was created as part of the 1998 renovation.


Located in the Lower-Level Visual Arts Studios, Studio C is a multi-functional room and exhibition space for both 2D and 3D work.

Exhibit Opportunities

If you are interested in information about exhibiting at any one of our gallery spaces, please email to our Exhibitions Coordinator, Laura Ruprecht at lruprecht@paramountarts.org with the following information:

  • 10-15 images in jpg format between 1-2mb each.
  • An image list (in excel format) with title, date, medium, price and a short description (of each piece) no longer than 40-50 words.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume with contact information.
  • An artist statement about the work.
  • Information about the process or techniques used if not readily apparent.
  • Our selection process consists of advisory committee members from the Paramount that meet twice a year to determine upcoming exhibitions.


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