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Emerging Young Artists

January 26 – February 13, 2021

Held at the CVPA Campus Gallery at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Exhibition reception and awards presentation: Saturday, February 13, 2021

Submision Requirements

  • Open to grade 9-12 students from New England high schools
  • Open to all media in art and design
  • Artwork must be original and created by the student
  • 1 submission per student. No limit on submissions per high school
  • No submission fee
  • Deadline for online image submissions: December 4, 2020
  • Image submission link


Dr. A. Lawrence Jenkens, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts


  • Dean’s Award
  • 1st Place Award
  • 2nd Place Award
  • 3rd Place Award
  • Honorable Mentions

The Dean’s Award, 1st Place Award, 2nd Place Award and 3rd Place Award winners will receive a $1000 merit scholarship if they enroll as a major at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Every student whose work merits an award will receive a portfolio waiver if he or she applies to CVPA. All Award winners will receive a Dick Blick gift card. All Award and Honorable Mention winners will receive a Moleskine sketchbook. All EYA exhibitors will receive a Certificate of Recognition.


Elena Peteva

Associate Professor
Art & Design

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