The best 1,000 student artists from approximately 125+ Illinois high schools will converge to showcase their art and vie for more than $20 million in college scholarships at the 5th annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE). Over 1,000 of the most talented students from 120 High Schools have been selected to showcase artwork at the exhibit and qualified to earn one of the available scholarships. The show runs from Monday, February 12 through Friday, March 9, at Zhou B Art Center and Bridgeport Art Center, in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.
The exhibition’s main general exhibition event on Sunday, February 25 will feature ceremonies, early college scholarship announcements, awards presentations, and college recruitments at the Zhou B Art Center, and senior scholarship announcements at the Bridgeport Art Center. See event descriptions, images, times, and locations at IHSAE.org
The Illinois High School Art Exhibition is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is the advancement of visual arts education through exhibition. Developed by teachers for students in 2014, the organization is run by full-time art educators who collaborate with corporate sponsors, art schools/colleges/universities, and participating public, private, and charter high schools to celebrate and award the artistic talents of Illinois high school art students. The IHSAE cultivates further connections through community art programs, an Educator Art Show, Blick in-store events, presentations for art teachers at venues such as School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Art Education Association Conference, school programming support, collaborative connections with Illinois School Boards, and more.