Student Fine Art Award

Each year, Gilbert Visual Art League extends an invitation to all qualified high school juniors and seniors who either attend a school within the boundaries of Gilbert, or are residents of Gilbert and attend any school in the area (public, private or home school) to apply for the annual Student Fine Art Award.  The student chosen to receive the award is highlighted at the GVAL Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale and given a $250 award.  The GVAL 19th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale will be shown from March 6th through April 1st in Gallery 4 at HD South, Home of the Gilbert Museum, as well as online.

Congratulations to our 2020/21 Student Fine Art Award winner, Hannah Palmisano who entered as a senior at Highland High School! We are very proud to have included her in the GVAL 18th Annual Juried Show and Sale. She has received a $250 award and was featured in both our HD South Gallery 4 show, and in our online show.

To be considered for a GVAL Student Fine Art Award, you must complete the application form below by February 15, 2022. You will be required to send in 3 to 5 images for judging.  The artwork must be original work (no copied work), conceived and executed by you the student within the last two years.

For detailed award requirements and submission guidelines, you can print or download the following documents for your reference, but please enter the contest by filling in the online form below 1. Requirements Document  2.Application Information Page.  Questions should be sent to

The Applicant Must Include:

A completed application form which includes 3 to 5 images for judging in jpg format, not to exceed 2 MB in size and at least 1200 pixels on the longest side, and an artist statement of approximately 250 words written by the applicant.(form below)

If you are selected as the winner, art chosen to exhibit in the GVAL Juried Fine Art Show and Sale must not exceed  34″ on any side and must not exceed 10 lbs. At least one of the submitted artworks needs to be framed and available to hang in Gallery 4 at HD South, Gilbert, for the duration of the show.

SFFA Entry form

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