Juried Calls & Exhibitions


Entry Dates 2019-03-11T12:00:00 - 2019-01-01T12:00:00 18 Days Left


INSPIRED MINDS: Young Artist Exhibition 
Celebrating talented young artists in high schools throughout Essex County

Essex County high school students, grades 9 through 12, are eligible to submit works of art for a student exhibition in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC from May through August, 2019. 

This project of the South Orange Performing Arts Center highlights young visual artists in the community and provides a valuable opportunity for high school students to undergo a full professional gallery experience; from application, selection through exhibition, and potential sale of their art work.
 ‘Quick Glance’ summary: 

Only ORIGINAL works will be accepted

Each student may submit up to 4 pieces

The committee is accepting pieces in any medium of the artists’ choosing.

Due to the constraints of the gallery, this year, a limited number of mobile or 3D pieces will be considered. 

Works to be presented under glass should not be larger than 36” x 36’.

Works to be presented stretched on a wooden frame or stretcher bar have no size limitations.

SOPAC will prepare each selected piece, ensuring it is ‘ready to hang’ at no cost to the student artists.  

For more details, visit the Program Details.

Important Dates To Remember:

Submissions must be received before noon on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Final Selections will be made by Monday, March 25, 2019.  Finalists will be notified by March 31, 2019.

Art pieces must be delivered to SOPAC by Monday, April 8, 2019.

Art pieces that are not sold during the exhibition must be picked up from SOPAC by Friday, September 13, 2019.

 NOTE:  Designs that include logos, copyrighted or trademarked images, advertisements, political, commercial, religious, or sexual symbols, themes or messages will not be accepted. Designs should be appropriate for a diverse, broad-based audience of all ages.


To Submit Your Artwork:

Click on the button on the top right corner of this screen 
Complete your registration
Complete entries for up to 4 works and upload up to three digital images of each work
Please take note of important dates listed in the sidebar to the left

User Entry Process Tutorial - A quick tutorial to help you with the submission process.