Since 2014, AMOCA has hosted an annual juried exhibition showcasing the remarkable talents of high school students studying the ceramic arts.
2021 Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition
- An annual exhibition juried by AMOCA’s curatorial team
- Like the exhibition in 2020, the exhibition this year will be digital
- Submissions accepted March 1–21
- Notifications sent April 2
- Exhibition opens on May 1 at 12 PM
This year more than ever, we believe students deserve to be honored for making work, and teachers deserve to be honored for educating those students despite the difficult circumstances of distance learning. That is why, for the first time, we will be expanding the annual High School Ceramics Exhibition to include teachers and students from anywhere in the country (the miracles of technology!).
In the past, to allow for more equal access, we have allowed submissions of work using air dry clay. For this year only, submissions of work using oven bake/polymer clay will also be accepted.
For this year’s digital exhibition, only images of the accepted works will be accepted (no need to physically ship the work here). If your students are unfamiliar with photographing their work, we’ve produced a short tutorial video with helpful photography tips and tricks.
When submissions open on March 1, applicants (or teachers, or parents!) should click the link below to learn more about and begin the submissions process.
Questions? We’re here to help! Email Education Manager Ashley Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (909) 865-3146.
- 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.