Thank you all for your submissions! The following students have been accepted into the 5th Annual High School Exhibition. Details have been emailed to each student.

Carla Cornillon

Nick Ybarra

Hannah Estolano

Zixuan Ma

Julia Davila

Neha Sajja

Claire Cheng

Jaclyn Saik

Rachel Glein

Kieran Hood

Jenny Huang

Emil Jarfelt

Dane Cross

Emily Goto

Akshata Atre

Elizabeth Duan

Sabrina Awuah Fansey

Huigon Yoon

Varsha Rajesh

Gizsell Duran Urias

Kimberly Oleson

Ellen Dai

Chloe Strachan

Zackary Shiba

Sara Lucero

Patricia Ruiz Mena

Kendal Davis

Tammy Mok

Quynh-Lam Tran

Lyndsey Campbell

Darren Lee

Jack Sechler

Tiffany Cabrera

Madelyn Smick

Chris Schou

Claire Cheng

Sana Khader

Stephanie Gee

Mindy Dang

Ivy Atkinson

Jonathan Stoschek

Tiffany Madruga

Nathan Leung

Marcus Adrian Laguisma

Joyce Ching

Chanina Katz

Adi Lahav

Joyce Cho

Laura Chaland

Kimia Shahidi

Dane Cross

Kamala Varadarajan

Wendie Zhang

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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. 

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

Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An opening awards reception will honor all artists.  NUMU collaborates with Santa Clara County Office of Education. Top winners will have their art accepted into the County’s permanent collection.

Juried Process

Three university-level artist-educators will select works of art to be included in the exhibition for technical excellence and interpretation of the 2016 theme, Social Matters.

Theme: Social Matters

We are social beings, living in communities, interacting with others, nurturing relationships, and relying on each other for our basic needs. Matters arise involving social justice, social circles, social networks, social change, social responsibility and others. What are the social matters that affect your world? What do you mean by social? How are social matters addressed in our larger society? Which social matters will have an impact on the way we interact with each other?

Accepted Categories

2D, 3D, and 4D. More information here

(From left) Mike Parsons, Charlotte Kruk, Best In Show Winner Harriet Cassell and Alyce Parsons. 

(From left) Mike Parsons, Charlotte Kruk, Best In Show Winner Harriet Cassell and Alyce Parsons. 

S T U D E N T   A R T I S T   L A B

Preparing Students for our Juried Exhibition
FREE January 16  |  10:00am - 1:00pm

Join New Museum Los Gatos for a morning of art and artist demonstrations. Learn tips for writing your own artist statement and framing your own artwork. On the way to a pizza lunch, you will see how exhibits are installed in a behind-the-scenes tour of Selfie, opening January 21. Artist Danny Scheible will provide an introduction to the art of Tapigami, in a "Make it Stick" collaborative group activity. Registration is limited to the first 40 students who sign up.

The NUMU-sponsored 2016 Santa Clara County Arts Exhibition and Program provides an opportunity for young artists to create and present artwork in a competitive environment and gain real-world experience.  

Committee member and professional framer Cindy Bouchard presents at our 2016 Student Artist Lab. 

Committee member and professional framer Cindy Bouchard presents at our 2016 Student Artist Lab. 


January 16, 2016 Student Art Lab

February 12, 2016 Artwork submissions due by 12:00am, midnight.

March 18-20, 2016 Artists deliver ready-to-hang artworks to NUMU at an appointed time

April 21, 2016 Exhibition opening reception, Awards presentation

May 15, 2016 Exhibition Closes

May 24, 2016 Young Artists Showcase, Santa Clara County Office of Education



Scholarships and awards will be announced Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the opening reception

2015 Winners

2015 Winners

View our past exhibit catalogues here.

Exhibition videos!  2014-2015