General Exhibition

The General Exhibition is one of Illinois’ premier high school art exhibitions featuring student visual artworks from some of the top city, suburban, public and private high schools. The General Exhibition is a “Best of the Best” competition, developed by teachers, to recognize high school students’ artistic excellence.

Each year, over 120 high schools register to participate in the General Exhibition in Chicago. High schools curate up to 6 artworks into 8 categories: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Design, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, and Time Arts via SlideRoom, an online visual slide review platform.

The IHSAE receives well over 2500 submissions for consideration for the General Exhibition. Students have an opportunity to compete against their peers for over $15,000 in IHSAE awards and scholarships, including the IHSAE Visionary Award. Students also have an opportunity to receive Early College/Summer Intensive scholarships offered by representatives from select art schools, colleges and universities across the country.

For more info, please contact our General Exhibition Coordinator, Jackie Wargo.