High School Juried Art Competition|| Art Exhibition


Annually, more than 30 area high schools located within a 35-mile radius of the Paramount are invited to participate in an art exhibition and competition. Our galleries usually feature about 100 pieces created by local students annually and celebrate the work of public school art teachers.

  • Program Overview (PDF)
  • Key Dates (infographic)
  • Submission Form (Link) – Opened Feb. 6, 2024, Closes March 5, 2024 at midnight.


Onsite galleries will be open to the public from April 2 – 26th

  • A virtual gallery will also be made available to view the artwork online (Check back on April 2nd for the link).

Art Reception: Fri, April 26 || 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Awards Ceremony: Fri, April 26 || 6:30 – 7:00 PM (artwork will be taken home by students at the conclusion of the ceremony).

  • We hope students, along with family and friends participate in the evening filled with music, food, and awards centered around the culmination of your work as committed and inspiring teacher.


Historic Lobby and Gallery Saint Germain, main levels

Mon – Fri || 10am – 5pm

Sat || 10am – 2pm

Always Free to Attend. Always Inspiring.
If you would like to purchase a particular piece from the Art Exhibit, please contact the Gift Gallery.


The Paramount Center for the Arts hosted a dynamic virtual show for the 2024 High School Juried Art Exhibition and Competition, that launches in April 2024! 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 wonderful 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.