From 800 Entries to 24 Awards, See Who Won the TMAG HS Visual Art Show

Published on December 03, 2021

A woman in black is facing a wall to the left with a large crowd in front of her. They are looking at art on the walls.

Hundreds of students vied for the top awards at the annual High School Visual Art Competition at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery.

This year, the high school competition received 800 entries from 512 students. They represented 22 different high schools in the Kansas City metro area. Artists can submit three pieces of artwork for consideration in mediums of 2D, 3D, computer-generated, and photography. 

Of the 800 entries, 105 works from 90 students were selected for the art show. City staff announced 24 individual winners at the opening reception on Dec. 2. Students were awarded first, second, and third places and three honorable mentions in each medium.  

The High School Visual Art Competition was created to showcase the talent of area students in the metro area.