Emerging Artist Show

is the Annual High School Art Exhibition

sponsored by

The Art Administrators of New Jersey

The Emerging Artists Exhibit presents work produced

by students who are studying art in high schools throughout the state.

The works are judged and Awards of Merit and Honorable Mention

are presented to the student artists. 


Students admire this year's Emerging Artists' show.

Medals sitting a table in the schools art show

In addition to exhibiting at this juried show, award recipients are eligible

to submit a portfolio of images and compete in the

Art Administrators' Achievement Award program

in which one student is selected to receive additional cash recognition

and a Governor's Award in the spring.



Winning students at Emerging Artists receive a beautiful medallion with their certificate and award.

Close up of medals sitting on a table

About  AANJ...

The Art Administrators of New Jersey is an organization of art educators

that has the responsibility of managing school art programs in many districts throughout the state.  Its members represent both large and small districts from a variety of geographical settings. The AANJ is actively involved in many state and national programs designed to:


 foster better art education in our schools,

provide recognition for outstanding artistic achievement, and

develop understanding, appreciation and support for art education.


This annual art exhibit was initiated in 1988 to recognize the outstanding achievements of New Jersey's talented and dedicated high school students in the area of Visual Arts,

and to heighten public awareness of art education programs in this state.