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Central Illinois Regional Art Exhibition

NOTICE: All information for this event is being finalized. Please monitor your email for updates!


Formerly known as the Central Illinois High School Art Exhibition (CIHSAE)


This exhibition is co-sponsored by the IHSAE and the Illinois Art Education Association Central Council. All registered schools can submit up to 20 student artworks to be included in the exhibition. 

2024 Reception & College Fair:

March 23rd,1:00-4:00pm

Awards Presented at 3:30pm

Exhibition & College Fair: Illinois State University, Student Art Gallery, Julian Hall, 251 S. School Street

Awards: University Galleries, 1 Uptown Circle, Suite 103, Normal IL 61761

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Why should schools participate in this show?

  • Networking opportunities for teachers between schools and districts in Central Illinois

  • Exposure to collegiate programs and professional careers in the creative arts

  • Recognition for artistic talent and idea development

  • Possibilities for awards and prizes

  • Click Here for the Full List of Dates and Deadlines
    • January 26th, 2024: Submission Deadline •March 10th, 2024: Early Dropoff • March 11th, 2024: Artwork Dropoff & Install @ Bridgeport Art Center • April 21st, 2024: Senior Scholarship & Northern Region Exhibitions @ Bridgeport Art Center •April 22-30, 2024: Artwork De-installation & Pickup
  • Portfolio Review and Notification Process
    SUBJECT TO CHANGE Portfolio Review Completed portfolio submissions will be reviewed by admissions representatives from accredited colleges, universities and art schools from across the country for scholarship consideration. Notification Process ArtConnectED will send out email notifications to all students who receive scholarship offers. Colleges have been asked to notify students both electronically and by mail. All scholarship offers are considered provisional until the student has completed a formal application and been accepted to the offering school. Notification of Artwork Inclusion in Exhibition Students and their art teacher will be notified by ArtConnectED of their participation in the Senior Scholarship Exhibition prior to the exhibit via email.
  • Artwork Prep & Packaging Guidelines
    Click here for detailed instructions on artwork prep and packaging before dropoff!
  • Exhibition, Awards, and Reception Information"
    Exhibition and reception information is being finalized and will be posted and sent out when established. Location: Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W 35th St Chicago, IL 60609 Senior Scholarship Exhibition Awards In addition to the scholarships, the Senior Scholarship Exhibition Awards include special recognition awards that will be monetarily based and are structured as follows: Visionary Award Best in Show Gold Silver Bronze Honorable Mention
  • Senior Scholarship Exhibition Information Packet
    This information packet includes more detailed information and all the links to apply and submit your portfolio for review. This is the same document as the one linked at the top of the page. Click here to access
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