Student Fine Art Award

Gilbert Visual Art League
Student Fine Art Award

Hannah Palmisano with some of her winning art!

Congratulations to this year’s Student Fine Art Award winner, Hannah Palmisano who is a senior at Highland High School! We are very proud to include her in the GVAL 18th Annual Juried Show and Sale. She has received a $250 award and will be featured in both our HD South Gallery 4 show, and in our online show, which is available to view HERE until April 1st.

Gilbert Visual Art League extends an invitation each year 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 GVAL Student Fine Art Award is given without regard to race, sex, religion, age, national origin or sexual orientation. GVAL will not issue awards to applicants who are not qualified and reserves the right not to issue an award in a given year.

What Is the Student Fine Art Award?

A $250 award given to the most qualified applicant. The recipient shall be invited to exhibit his/her art in the GVAL Annual Juried Fine Arts Show held in March. The artwork will be exhibited according to the fine art show criteria.

Application Requirements 

To be considered for a GVAL Student Fine Art Award, applicant must complete an application form and all application requirements and return them to GVAL by the stated application date. For detailed award requirements and submission guidelines, print or download the following documents:
  • Requirements  
  • Application ( You can print these documents for your reference, but please use the form below to submit your information and your artwork.  3 – 5 images of your original art will be required with your application.  Questions should be submitted to  

The Applicant Must Include:

  1. A completed application form and list of images sent (form below)
  2. An artist statement written by the applicant of approximately 250 words (form below)
  3. Demonstration of artistic talent (three to five samples of art work (form below)

If applicant is selected as winner, art chosen to exhibit in the GVAL Fine Art Show must not exceed in size 34″  FRAMED on any side.

The application for the 2021/22 school year will be available here in the fall.