January 23 - February 21, 2021
Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition 2021
Every year, the Brooks is honored to host what some artists have called the "championships for our young artists": the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. The exhibition at the Brooks brings you the winning works in varied media by the Mid-South’s brightest and best student artists. Featuring more than 135 artworks by area public, private, and independently schooled youth, this visual celebration of their creativity is sure to inspire and give you hope for tomorrow.
Amellia Hausmann, Colorful Breeze (Painting)
Grade 12, Hutchison School
Jackson Ruddick, essential (Painting)
Grade 11, White Station High School
Senior First Place and Senior Painting Award
Campbell Farmer, Hopeful (Mixed Media)
Grade 8, Briarcrest Christian High School
Junior First Place
Connor Hall, Lazy Luke the Duke (Painting)
Grade 10, Arlington High School
Middle First Place and Middle Painting Award
Artist + Curator
The 901 Black American Portraits Soundtrack
Listen to a soundtrack of Memphis music that exemplifies Black Love, Power, and Joy. The 901 Black American Portraits Soundtrack celebrates the vibrant legacy and future of Black musicians in the city of Memphis. This playlist was curated by Jared “Jay B” Boyd, a Memphis-based multimedia artist, journalist, DJ, and on-air personality.
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.
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
The American art theorist Linda Nochlin (1931-2017) posed this question as the title of a pioneering article in 1971. This essay was considered one of the first major works of Feminist art history, it has become a set text for those who study art internationally, and it is influential in many other fields.