Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE)

November 15 – January 3, 2020

College fair and awards ceremony: March 8, 11am-5pm
3rd Friday Open Studios – March 20, 7-10pm

The IHSAE is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is the advancement of visual arts education through exhibition. The organization is centered around a core principle of being a show developed by teachers, for students.

Already one of Illinois’ largest and most influential student scholarship exhibitions, this year, students from 105 high schools from across the state will have artwork on display in both the General Exhibition and the Senior Scholarship Exhibition. Hundreds of seniors submitted curated portfolios of artwork for scholarship consideration by colleges and prestigious fine arts programs across the country. With all this talent being reviewed, many of these seniors are the recipients of multiple scholarship offers– in 2020, 32 high schools received over $1 MILLION in scholarship offers for their senior artists.

2020 Juried National Exhibition: Collectively Shifting

January 17 – February 21, 2020
Reception: Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5-7 PM

The exhibition is part of the WCA’s national conference Intersectionality at Columbia College in Chicago.

Individuals do not have a singular identity, especially when we consider who we are and how we are. Rather we have numerous ways that we identify ourselves including race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability.

Artwork: Lucy Julia Hale
Ongoing Wall Street Scene Unequal Shares Gross Domestic Product
4” x 5 “ paper and altered photographic images, dollar bill, pencil and ink, 2015, NFS