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

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Highland Community College, announces a call for entries for the 50th Annual District High School Juried Art Exhibit. Works are due online by March 17. Submission directions can be found at

The juried art exhibit is designed to recognize high school artists in northwest Illinois and celebrate their visual contributions to the community. Artwork will be on display virtually with winning selections also on display at the Highland Gallery on campus.

“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,” said Robert Apolloni, Gallery Director. ”This exciting, annual spring exhibit showcases the many talented high school students that choose to share their visual art accomplishments with our college and community. Art exhibitions, such as this, reflect the spirit and ideas of a given community; allowing us an opportunity to peek into the overall wellbeing of that community through the eyes of artists.”

Apolloni adds, “The dedicated art teachers from our district high schools should be commended for their ability to encourage and support the arts; especially in a time where Fine Arts are increasingly challenged to defend their existence. Indeed, this exhibit symbolizes the importance and role of the arts as a symbol for the direction of any given community.”

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