2024 High School Arts In Education Exhibit

Fourteen area high schools are putting up the exhibit on the afternoon of Monday, March 25 at the Madden Arts Center. The exhibit is being judged on Tuesday, March 26. Exhibit opens 8:30 am – 4:30 pm through April 5th (closed Good Friday, March 29 & 30 Easter Weekend).

The H.S. Arts in education exhibit will be open to the public to view on Tuesday, March 26 on the 3rd floor of the Madden Art Center in Decatur.

A closing reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 5 with an awards presentation starting at 5:30 p.m.

New for this year, each student that receives a blue ribbon in their respective media category (6 different categories) will also receive a $25.00 award.

Participating High Schools this year are: Bement, Clinton, Argenta-Oreana, Meridian, Maroa-Forsyth, MacArthur, Sangamon Valley, Windsor, Mt. Zion, Warrensburg-Latham, Cerro Gordo, Shelbyville, Central A&M, and Decatur Christian Academy.

Please contact Gallery 510 for additional information or to make arrangements for interviews.

About the Arts in Education Spring Exhibit

The Arts in Education Spring Exhibit promotes local school art programs.  This is an exhibit and competition to promote Macon County and surrounding area art programs in the schools.  Teachers use this opportunity to have the students not only enter the show but to help hang the artwork for the experience.  There will be no fee for schools to enter.  Up to 30 pieces of artwork may be displayed.  An 8’x8’ piece of cardboard is provided on which to mount the artwork.  A table with cloth is also provided on which to display 3D artwork.  Schools are encouraged to bring signage about their school and the program.  Ribbons will be awarded in categories of Computer/photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics/crafts, mixed media and miscellaneous.

Area high schools are invited to register their school for participation. The Spring Exhibit will be held on the third floor of the Madden Arts Center. Contact Gallery 510 for more information at 217-422-1509.

Arts in Education 2023 Spring Show Winners

See photos of the winning artwork on Facebook here.


1st MHS Mason Oliver
2nd W-L Lexi Dukes
3rd ShV Sophie Ogden
H.M. M-F Mathew Wimer
H.M. W-L Jake Dukes


1st MacA JadeFlournoy
2nd ShV Elizah Verdeyen
3rd StT Braden Daily
H.M. W-L Monti Montemer
H.M. ShV Scott Owens
H.M. SVHS Katelyn Moxley

Drawing – Color

1st MacA Aster Stephens
2nd A&O Fen McNeely
3rd MacA Baylee Boland
H.M. MacA Jade Flournay
H.M. M-F Harrison Guo
H.M. SVHS Natalie Cole

Drawing – Black and White

1st MacA Kyle Taylor
2nd MacA Izzy Hancock
3rd St T Nathaniel Babcock
H.M. MtZ Sarah Troll
H.M. MHS Tara Daniels


1st MtZ Kylee Taylor
2nd A&O Corey Bledsoe
3rd MtZ Sophia Rhoden
H.M. W-L Mikee Montemar
H.M. M-F Kristen Tuan

Ceramics & Crafts

1st Clinton Carley Earl
2nd M-F Lilly Wenking
3rd Clinton Mia villanueva
H.M. Clinton Sara Mills
H.M. MHS Bradon Hammer

Mixed Media

1st MtZ Lexie Damerie
2nd MtZ Bracie Barnes
3rd A-O Sydney Nail
H.M. MHS Hannah Espirity Moody


1st MtZ Lexy Damery
2nd MtZ Marina Eliemann
3rd P StT Amy Chen
H.M. MHS Destiny Marquis
H.M. MHS Alexis Lasco

Many thanks to the teachers and students for participating in the 2023 Arts in Education Spring Show. Once again this was a fantastic exhibit of talent by these young artists! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Artwork is by last year’s Best of Show winner, Carley Earl from Clinton High School.