2024 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards2024 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards
Emily Zhang, Sewing, Senior Division Best-In-Show, Drawing & Illustration, 11th grade, White Station High School, educator Wenjun Huang.

January 26 - February 25, 2024

2024 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

Each year, the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards honors exemplary art by students in Grades 7 through 12 in a competitive annual exhibition that provides cash prizes and scholarship opportunities. The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is an annual juried student art contest representing students from over 100 schools in East Arkansas, West Tennessee, and North Mississippi. Submissions to the program are judged on their technical skill, originality, and emergence of a personal voice. Gold key winners are exhibited in these galleries, and Silver Key and Honorable Mention Winners can be seen on the two monitors in the galleries.

Congratulations to the 2024 Mid-South Scholastic Art Award recipients! Please see the full list of awards here.

2024 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Jurors

Ariel Cobbert

Mary K. VanGieson

Yancy Villa

Richard Echols

Brandon Dill

Cat Patton

Kaylyn Webster

Durant Thompson

Kelsey Harrison

Rahn Marion

Danielle Sierra

Lester Jones

Sponsored by Brooks Museum League and Pinnacle Financial Partners with support from Derek Fordjour and the family of Marcia Bicks. 

All exhibitions at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art are underwritten by the MBMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Mary Lee Copp Formanek and Maggie and Milton Lovell, with generous annual funding from Anonymous, Gloria and Kenneth Boyland, Deborah and Bob Craddock, Michael and Maria Douglass, Harry Goldsmith, Eleanor and William Halliday, Debi and Galen Havner, Buzzy Hussey and Hal Brunt, Jay and Kristen Keegan, Dr. James Patterson, Dr. Rushton Patterson, Carl and Valerie Person, and Bill Townsend.

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MCA Exhibition Questionnaire

MCA Exhibition Questionnaire

Help us generate the fullest picture possible of the MCA experience.
Submitting a questionnaire, which includes a request for an image of an artwork, is essential to be considered for part of the exhibition.

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