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October 2022


Dear Art Teachers,
We are excited to email you the prospectus for the

second annual Artists Council’s Young Artists Exhibition, 

funded by La Quinta Arts Foundation. Included in the

attached prospectus is all the information you need about

the program including how to submit students’ works to

be considered for the exhibition.

We would like to call your attention to some details:
1. All artwork submitted must address this year’s theme:


2. Each school may submit no more than 25 works for


3. Please note all of the important dates:
    a. Images of works to be considered are due online the week of January 30, 2023.  Detailed         

        instructions will be emailed in mid-January 2023.
    b. Works selected for the exhibition must be turned in on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday,

        March 16, 2023 at the Artists Center at the Galen.


The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Artists
Center at the Galen. We will follow-up with information about the opening and accompanying art programs in January 2023. All exhibiting students will receive a Certificate of Recognition, select students will be recognized for additional awards, and all participating teachers will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Artists Council.


Please bookmark our program website at It currently has all of the information in the prospectus and will have the link for online submissions in January 2023.


We are looking forward to working with you to create a wonderful exhibition. If you have any questions, please call 760.565.6130 or email

Artists Council Young Artists Exhibition Team


Emily Culhan                                                                         Annie Reutinger
Project Consultant                                                                  Artists Council Administrative Manager


Kathrine Hough                                                                     Mary Ann Sutherland
Project Curator                                                                        Artists Council Secretary


Tony Radcliffe                                                                        Uschi Wilson
Artists Council Co-Director of Exhibitions                                Artists Council Co-Director of Exhibitions

Young Artists Exhibition is funded by

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Artists Council's Young Artists Exhibition


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Program Description and Eligibility

The Artists Council is proud to present the 2023 Young Artists Exhibition, funded by La Quinta Arts Foundation. This is an annual show of student artwork and community art programming. The Young Artists Exhibition is an opportunity for emerging artists to be a part of the juried process, have their artwork professionally displayed in a gallery setting, and participate in creative art experiences.


  • High school students attending any public or private high school in the Coachella Valley are eligible.

    • Each participating high school may submit no more than 25 individual or collaborative works for consideration.


Artworks will be submitted online between January 30 and February 6, 2023 (please see details below). All works MUST be submitted by teachers on designated dates. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS!


Criteria for Submission

All work submitted must address the exhibition theme: TRUTH


  • All works must include an Artist Statement of no more than 3 sentences.


  • Two-dimensional work in any media is acceptable.

    • Works on paper will be matted and framed so they MUST be one of these sizes:

      • 9” x 12”

      • 12” x 18”

      • 18” x 24”

    • Works on canvas may be no larger than 36” x 36” and must be framed with simple strip frames or painted canvas edges.


  • Three-dimensional work in any media is acceptable, may be no larger than 36”h x 18”w x 18”d, and may not weigh more than 50 pounds.


  • Digital / video submissions must be in a .mp4 format and no longer than 3 minutes.




  • No works with organic or loose materials, i.e. flowers or sand, will be accepted.

  • All artworks must be original.

  • All artworks MUST be available for the full duration of the exhibition, (April 27 through May 21, 2023).

Works selected to be a part of the Young Artists Exhibition must be suitable for all audiences. As such works may NOT include nudity, a celebration of drug culture, vulgar language, or depictions of gratuitous violence.            

Criteria for Final Selection

Works of art selected for the exhibition will be chosen by a panel of qualified jurors. Criteria for judging includes:

  • Interpretation and Presentation of the Theme

  • Originality

  • Quality Craftsmanship

  • Creative Use of Materials

  • Meaningful Communication of Ideas

  • Thoughtful Use of Color


Students selected to be a part of the exhibition will be announced via email on February 22, 2023. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Opening Reception and Recognition

All exhibiting students, as well as their families, teachers, and administrators, will be invited to the Young Artists Exhibition opening reception at the Artists Center at the Galen on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

  • All participating artists will receive a Certificate of Recognition. In addition, special recognition will be given to outstanding works based on the judging criteria.


  • In appreciation of the essential role of art teachers in encouraging their students and supporting the exhibition, the Artists Council will offer a year’s membership to each participating teacher.


The 2023 Young Artists Exhibition will be exhibited at Artists Center at the Galen from Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, May 21, 2023. This exhibition will also be the inspiration for a series of family and community programs including art making, tours, and demonstrations.


Important Dates

January 30-February 6, 2023

Online submission of works

The link will be emailed two weeks before the submission opens.

Please note: Online submissions closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2023.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Email announcement of selected artists


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Selected artwork drop-off at Artists Center at the Galen


Thursday, March 16, 2023

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Selected artwork drop-off at Artists Center at the Galen

Please note: All works of art MUST be dropped off by art instructors. Students may not bring their individual work.


Saturday, April 29, 2023

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation

Artists Center at the Galen


Sunday, May 21, 2023

Young Artists Exhibition closes.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Wrap-up meeting and artwork pick-up

Artists Center at the Galen

Please note: All works of art MUST be picked-up by art instructors. Students may not pick-up their individual work.


Artists Council - Artists Center at the Galen

72567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260

760.565.6130 •


Young Artists Exhibition is funded by

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