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Open to 6th-12th grade students and schools participating in or registered for The Foundry’s programs.


Deadline For Entry: Tuesday, April 23, 2024; 11:59 pm EST.

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The Foundry is pleased to hold our 2nd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of Greater Cleveland’s 6th-12th graders through ”The Power of Water.”


Art created by middle and high school Greater Cleveland artists, will be judged in these two separate age categories and displayed at The Foundry located at 1831 Columbus Road, Cleveland, OH 44113 from Thursday, May 16 - June 30, 2024. The Awards Presentation on May 16th at 5:30 pm is free of charge and open to the public.

Eligibility: 6th-12th grade students and schools participating in or
registered for The Foundry’s programs.

Exhibition Opening Night and Awards Ceremony

Thur. May 16, 2024, 5:30 PM.

The Foundry 1831 Columbus Road, Cleveland OH 44113

Exhibition will be open for public viewing from May 16, 2024 -

June 30, 2024 during The Foundry’s regular business hours.

The following prizes will be awarded and selected from all artist submissions.

Best in Show: will receive $150
People's Choice: Prize TBD (voting on event day)

The following Cash Prizes will be awarded to each of two categories for middle and high school students.

1st place: will receive $100
2nd place: will receive $75
3rd place: will receive $50

Honorable Mentions: will receive Ribbons

Meet the Jurors

Liam Mealey, CIA Juror Coordinator

Liam Mealey, an illustrator and senior at the Cleveland Institute of Art from Cleveland, Ohio, draws inspiration from the captivating essence of the natural world, particularly focusing on the interplay between animals and the human figure. Liam's creations serve as a gateway to introspection, aiming to elicit a spectrum of emotions while nurturing connections and promoting discourse through his artistry. With a vision to broaden his reach and accessibility, Liam aspires to collaborate with diverse clientele, exploring avenues such as murals, surface designs, and visual novels to ensure his art resonates with a wide audience."


Rose Humphries

I am a freshman at the Cleveland Institute of Art, which means that I have been experimenting with a lot of different mediums. Before starting school, I hadn’t experimented very much with 3D design, and now I am drawing up plans for puppets and miniature stage sets. I currently work mostly with graphite, ink, and charcoal, but I am looking forward to developing my skills as a painter. In the future, I would love to illustrate books and work on collections centered around my own narratives.

Liliana Winans

My name is Lily Winans and I am a junior at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I am currently majoring in illustration, and I would like to pursue a career in children’s literature. I am incredibly and I am a junior at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I am currently majoring in illustration, and I would like to pursue a career in children’s literature. I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity to highlight the talent of our next generation of artists!


With Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:

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