A R T   N O W   E X H I B I T I O N

Art Now is an annual Santa Clara County arts exhibition and educational program, sponsored by NUMU. Art Now offers an opportunity for high school student artists from Palo Alto to Gilroy to gain real-world experience at creating and presenting artwork in a competitive environment. NUMU offers a total of $10,000 in scholarships and awards to encourage students to pursue a profession in the visual arts. 

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With a spotlight on youth perspectives, NUMU asks students to visually communicate their responses to the theme, Choices. 

Life is a set of choices. We live with the consequences of the choices we make as well as those made for us. Our family, our friends, our teachers, our leaders make choices that affect each of us. How does choice define you, identify you, or excite you? What impact has a choice made by you or others, regionally or globally, influenced you and/or the world? What single significant choice affects you now? 

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Thursday, December 1  |  Artwork submissions open
Friday, February 3  |  Artwork submissions close at midnight
Friday, February 17  |  Exhibition participants announced by 6pm
Friday - Sunday, March 3-5  |  Artists deliver ready-to-hang artworks to NUMU at your appointed time
Thursday March 23  |  Opening reception and awards presentation
Sunday, April 16  |  Exhibit closes

E X H I B I T I O N   I N F O R M A T I O N

Open to high school students, grades 9-12 (public, private or home-schooled) in Santa Clara County. The professional development scholarships and awards will be given in several categories. 

Social Matters winners, 2016

Social Matters winners, 2016

A R T  N O W   P R O G R A M

The 2017 Art Now Spring Workshop Series offers Santa Clara County high school students the opportunity to practice and build their skills in the NUMU Atelier, a classical drawing and painting studio led by Atelier Director Gabriel Coke. The series will culminate in an Atelier Open House and life drawing session, as well as a Portfolio Review and Development Day offered by California College of the Arts.

S T U D E N T   P E R S P E C T I V E

Interested in learning more about the juried exhibition submission process? We spoke with Mindy Dang, who won Second Place in Watercolor & Drawing in the 2016 exhibition, Social Matters.

View our past exhibit catalogues here.

Exhibition videos  2014-2016