Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition

Join the UMUC community to celebrate and explore selected works of art from the next generation of visual artists.

The Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition, on display in the Arts Program Gallery through April 28, showcases 55 works in all mediums. These pieces were chosen by jurors from nearly 200 submissions to represent the finest student artwork from across the state.

Five award winners were announced at the exhibition's opening reception on February 17. These student artists exhibited unique vision in character, competency, and scale.



First Place / President's Award

Kaya Abramson, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Safe Space, 2018, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Prizes: $5,000 cash award ($1,000 to the student, $4,000 to the school arts program or to the general operating fund if there is no arts program); a poster of the award-winning artwork distributed to Maryland schools; and a trophy

Second Place / Director's Award

Gabriel Windsor-Reedy, Howard High School
Prisoners of War, 2018, charcoal on paper, 38 x 46 inches

Prizes: $2,500 cash award ($500 to the student, $2,000 to the school) and a plaque

Third Place / Curator's Award

Zelda Littlejohn, Albert Einstein High School
Common Cause, 2018, colored pencil, marker, ballpoint pen, and acrylic on paper, 16 x 12 inches

Prizes: $1,000 cash award ($250 to the student, $750 to the school) and a certificate

Honorable Mention

Hailey Feller, Quince Orchard High School
Through the Shadows, 2018, digital photograph on paper, 38 x 26 inches

Ben Hough, Towson High School
I'm Board, 2018, cardboard and hot glue, 25 x 16 x 16 inches

Prizes: Red ribbon recognition on the artwork during the run of the exhibition and a certificate

The Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition is designed to bring attention to the talents of local high school students and to support those students as they transition to the next level of their artistic careers. This inaugural statewide visual arts competition, the first of its kind in the state, enables UMUC and the Arts Program to develop and support the arts—and the work of dedicated art teachers—in Maryland high schools.

View the art of the talented students selected for this exhibition today.

Exhibition Dates

February 17–April 28, 2019

Exhibition Hours

9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily


UMUC Arts Program Gallery, Lower Level
University of Maryland University College
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783 | Directions