Previous Call for Artists

Mint Hill Arts is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Student Art Show!

This event is open to middle and high school students from all local public, private or home schools. We would love to see all of our talented, young artists on display.

Show Dates:
Friday, March 3rd – Saturday, March 24th, 2023

Drop off location:
Mint Hills Arts Gallery
11205 Lawyers Rd, Ste. A
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Phone – 980-226-5532

Opening Reception:
A reception with drinks and desserts for students, families and friends will be held at the gallery on Friday, March 3, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; awards will be announced around 7:00 p.m.

Award Categories:

  • Drawing: Graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, marker, pen & ink.
  • Painting: Acrylic paint, watercolor, soft pastels, oil pastels, oil paint, gouache.
  • Print Media: Photography, digital or enhanced photography, printmaking.
  • Other Visual Arts: 3-D sculpture, relief sculpture, mobile, stabile, fabric, mixed media.

Middle School – Ribbons Only
1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners
Ribbon in each category

High School – Ribbons and Cash Awards
Best of Category – Ribbon and $50 in each category
2 Honorable Mention – Ribbon and $25 in each category

Show Intake/Drop Off Artwork:
Friday, February 24, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Monday, February 27, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Pickup Dates:

Friday, March 24, 2:00 – 5:00 pm      OR      Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

(Any artwork left longer than 30 days after pick up date becomes the property of Mint Hill Arts.)

How to Enter: Online registration is required by each participating student. Registration CLOSES at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 22. Students must complete the Student Show Registration Form HERE (Registration is now closed.) Bring in your artwork on one of the Intake dates listed and join us at the reception!


  • Open to all students currently enrolled in Grades 6 – 12 in public, private or home schools.
  • Each student may enter one piece of art. There is no entry fee.
  • All media accepted. No specific theme is designated.
  • High School Art; all 2-D artwork must be framed and wired (canvases accepted as wired only). (Click HERE for proper wiring)
  • Middle School Art; 2-D artwork PREFERRED to be framed and wired (canvases accepted as wired only), matted art accepted. Judges will consider presentation. (Click HERE for proper wiring)
  • All 2-D artwork cannot exceed 36″ x 48″ vertically or horizontally. 3-D work cannot exceed a 24” square footprint x 48” in height and must be designed to be displayed safely.
  • All work must be original. Reproductions of work done by other artists will be disqualified.
  • Mint Hill Arts accepts all artwork but reserves the right to turn down any artwork that it deems as inappropriate, unsafe for public display or too difficult to install.
  • Each student must have permission from a parent/guardian to participate by signing the waiver on the online registration form.

Questions: Email: Kim DiBiasio, ~ Call: (980) 226-5532

This judged show for High School & Middle School students is generously sponsored
by Robinson Orthodontics.