Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition

Since 2014, AMOCA has hosted an annual juried exhibition showcasing the remarkable talents of high school students studying the ceramic arts. Since 2020, the exhibition has been held virtually and will continue online this coming year. All high school students in the U.S. are eligible to apply. 

Applications open each year in early spring. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter and follow our social media accounts to hear about the announcements of open applications.  

Questions? We’re here to help! Email our Education Manager, Carly Lake-Irigoyen at or call us at (909) 865-3146.

-2023 application form coming soon-

2022 Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition

The 2022 Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition opened on April 9, 2022, following the Virtual Awards Ceremony and reception.

2022 High School Ceramics Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

  • 2021: 100 finalists from 38 schools in 17 states.
  • 2020: 74 finalists from 27 schools. A digital-only exhibition and accompanying online awards ceremony (AMOCA was closed, as were all museums in LA County, to support efforts to contain the COVID pandemic).
  • 2019: 85 finalists from 19 schools. AMOCA committed to hosting this program annually in an exhibition gallery, and mounted this exhibition in the Julianne and David Armstrong Gallery.
  • 2015-2018: Images from these exhibitions, held in Education Hall and the Studio Artists Gallery, are not yet available.
  • 2014: The first exhibition in this program, titled Emerging Artists: High School Exhibition, presented 75 works from 25 schools.

I’ve had students participate in [the high school ceramics exhibition] over the years, and I’ve had a couple get honorable mentions…it’s such a great thing to be able to participate in…. I’ve been able to share [the online high school exhibitions] with my classes and show them the work that other high school students around the country and around our county make. It’s been a great resource for me.

Mike Flower, Ceramics Teacher, Crescenta Valley High School

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