2024 High School Juried Art Competition|| Art Exhibition


Annually, the Paramount Center for the Arts, along with our dedicated sponsors host a regional art show, in which schools across Central Minnesota are invited to participate. This year, we are working with 25 teachers representing 17 schools, with a record number of student submissions (131).

Student Artwork

The exhibition was onsite at the Paramount in April 2024.

If you were not able to view the work in-person, the virtual gallery will be made available online through the end of the year.

  • Virtual Gallery: Open 24/7 (Link)

Thank you to the participating teachers for making this program possible (download a list by school).

2024 Category Winners

The Paramount, along with our sponsors offer additional awards to notable pieces within the exhibition. Congratulations to the following students (PDF);

  • Olivia Riewe, Elk River High School Best in Show ($500)
  • Annie Liu, Saint John’s Preparatory School First Place ($400)
  • Regina Kucherov, Zimmerman High School First Place ($400)
  • Audrey Kanu, St. Michael – Albertville High School Second Place ($300)
  • Gavin Schwartz, Elk River High School Second Place ($300)
  • Sofia Fakhreddine, Becker High School Third Place ($200)
  • Megan Kowalski, Zimmerman High School Third Place ($200)
  • Erin Volker, Saint John’s Preparatory School Fourth Place ($100)
  • Lyric Marie Myslicki, St. Michael-Albertville Fourth Place ($100)
  • Kyle Hanes, Sauk Rapids Rice High School Honorable Mention ($50)
  • Ashlynn Johnson, Big Lake High School Honorable Mention ($50)
  • Synnøve Lumley, Elk River High School AAUW ($250)
  • Lydia Holmgren, Sartell High School AAUW ($250)


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.