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Highland Gallery announces a call for entries for the 50th annual District High School Juried Art Exhibit

Clarence Mitchell Library

Highland Community College announces a call for entries for their 50th annual District High School Juried Art Exhibit on view at the Highland Gallery from April 12 to May 2. Work is due Wednesday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the west wing of the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, Highland Community College, 2998 West Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

If the due date is inconvenient, arrangements can be made for the early drop-off but must be done at least one week in advance by contacting

The juried art exhibit is designed to recognize high school artists in northwest Illinois to celebrate their visual contributions to the community.

“This exciting annual spring exhibit showcases the many talented high school students that choose to share their visual art accomplishments with our College and the community,” said Gallery Director Robert Apolloni. “Highland Gallery has been hosting this juried high school art exhibit for 50 years, serving as a highly successful collaboration between the College and our district high schools.”

Apolloni adds, “Juried Art exhibitions reflect the spirit and ideas of a community, allowing an opportunity to peek into the overall wellbeing of that community through the eyes of artists. Celebrating the completion of their work in such an exhibit is an important facet of maturing as an artist, and Highland Gallery is proud to offer this opportunity to our high school artists.” 

An Opening Reception and Awards Presentation will take place Wednesday, April 12 from 4:30 to
6 p.m. at 5:30 p.m. outside the Highland Gallery.

For more information about this exhibit or the Highland Gallery, contact Bill Buehler at 815-599-3490 or