Showcase of Excellence

February 16 - March 9, 2019
Reception Saturday, February 16, 2019

Showcase of Excellence features the exceptional artistic talent of high school students in our area. This premier event is a juried fine arts competition that offers young artists their first taste of a professional gallery environment. Cash prizes are awarded for the top student artists and teachers.

We welcomed 13 teachers from 10 different North and South Carolina high schools for the 2018 Showcase of Excellence. The 2019 Showcase of Excellence will be on display at Tryon Fine Arts Center from February 16-March 9, with an awards ceremony on Saturday morning, February 16.

Applications are open now for teachers in South and North Carolina. Art teachers must submit artwork on behalf of students; click below for complete rules and entry forms.

Be sure to stop by the gallery in early 2019 to see the awesome young talent on display.

A Media Release form must be signed by a parent or guardian on behalf of each student.

One online entry form must completed by the teacher on behalf of each student.

2018 Award Winners

Best in Show

Forest Hybrid Drawing Abigail Doerr

1st Forest Hybrid Abigail Doerr, Landrum High School
2nd Tread Mackenzie Adams, Greer High School
3rd Rain Boy Chelsea Vang, Boiling Spring 9th Grade Campus

1st New Rules Maddie West, Dorman High School
2nd Alive Andy Pliaconis, Greer High School
3rd Dog Carolina Woody, Dorman Freshman Campus

1st Woman Zoe Parsons, Polk County High School
2nd My Cat Macey Glass, Dorman Freshman Campus
3rd Floyed Dylan Siniard, Polk County High School

Photography/Digital Media
1st Emily Makenzie Blaakman, Dorman High School
2nd Always...Coca Cola Andy Pliaconis, Greer High School
3rd Labeled Barbara Trejo Ramirez, East Henderson High

Mixed Media
1st Wet Grass Ava Marino, Polk County High School
2nd Unknown Barbara Trejo Ramirez, East Henderson High
3rd Big Impact Samantha Taylor, East Henderson High

1st A True Love’s Kiss Lynsey Gregory, Greer High School
2nd Ancestry Isabella Goodchild-Michelman, Spartanburg High
3rd Towards the Sun Isabella Goodchild-Michelman, Spartanburg High

Thank you to all who make Showcase of Excellence a success for our teachers and students. To learn more about supporting Arts in Education call Executive Director Marianne Carruth at 828-859-8322.