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ArtNow Exhibition

ArtNow is an annual juried Santa Clara County high school art exhibition and educational program, presented by New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). The ArtNow Exhibition and supporting programs offer opportunities for high school student artists, from Palo Alto to Gilroy, to gain real-world experience in participating in a juried museum exhibition. Each year, a new theme is chosen for the exhibition and students are asked to submit works based on that theme.  The theme for ArtNow 2018 is Perspectives.  $10,000 in scholarships and awards are given to participating students in support of pursuit of professions in the visual arts.

Applications to the 2018 ArtNow exhibition are open to all Santa Clara County high school students, grades 9-12, public, private, and homeschooled. Applications and art submissions open Monday, November 20, 2017 and close Friday, January 26, 2018. The exhibition opens at NUMU on March 29, 2018 with a student reception and awards ceremony. A professional development scholarship, and cash awards in several categories, including painting, watercolor and drawing, sculpture, and video art will be awarded at the opening reception. The exhibition closes on May 6, 2018.  Download ArtNow 2018 Press Release. 


  Choices  winners, 2017

Choices winners, 2017


Interested in learning more about the juried exhibition submission process? 

We spoke to Carla Cornillion "Best In Show" winner in Painting for 2017 Choices Exhibition.  Listen to what she has to say and read her interview. 



November 20  |  Submissions open
January 26  |  Submissions close
February 16  |  Exhibiting Artists announced
March 2-4  |  Artwork intake at NUMU
March 29  |  Exhibition Opening Reception
May 6  |  Exhibition closes

ArtNow Supporting Programs

We spoke with Mindy Dang, who won Second Place in Watercolor & Drawing in the 2016 exhibition, Social Matters.