Welcome to Atlanta High School Arts Exhibition Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Welcome to Atlanta High School Arts Exhibition Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Welcome to Atlanta High School Arts Exhibition Atlanta Dogwood FestivalWelcome to Atlanta High School Arts Exhibition Atlanta Dogwood FestivalWelcome to Atlanta High School Arts Exhibition Atlanta Dogwood Festival

2020 Call for Art

Art Call 2020 (docx)


Guidelines on Copyright and Plagiarism (docx)


New in 2020: Satellite Show

2020 AHSAE Satellite Show


We will choose 165 works for the main show to be showcased at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Because of the numerous high quality submissions from participating schools, we will include more schools and students this year.  The jurors will also select a Satellite Show to be displayed in the gallery at Binders Art on Piedmont Road in Buckhead.

One of our longtime sponsors, Binders Art Supplies and Frames, is sponsoring our new Satellite Show this spring.  In addition, they will sponsor the official 2020 AHSAE t-shirt again this year. Thank you Binders for supporting our artists and educators for decades. 

About Art Throwdown

How it Started

When Jeff Mather brought the idea to Grady High School's John Brandhorst, senior Perrin Turner (2009) spread the word to his peers and Brandhorst got the ball rolling. The Art Throwdown brings students from high schools across Atlanta to engage in a different kind of art competition.  The next Throwdown happens outdoors, in front of the AHSAE on April 13.

"The idea is to bring high school artists together and really provide a live experience with visual art where friends, family, and the larger community can get a closer look at the creative process. Participating high school artists also get hands-on experience geared towards the next level of artistic expression and learning, whether that means attending college or working in a professional environment."  --Perrin Turner (2009)

Is your school interested in sending a team to the AHSAE/Dogwood scrimmage?

Email John Brandhorst, Throwdown coordinator, to get your school's name on the list:


AHSAE: Hosted by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival since 2004

Thank you to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival for displaying the work of 1000's of talented artists since 1970.

Festival Hours:
Friday 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
AHSAE and Artist market close at 7 pm on Friday & Saturday.


Visit the Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center, just inside the 12th Street entrance to the park--during the Dogwood Festival festival--to see some of the finest high school art from over 74 Atlanta-area (and surrounding counties) high schools!  

Bring your family and, especially, high school students.  You'll be amazed at what these teenagers can do.

Art Throwdown in Dogwood


The lively interscholastic art-making competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 18; rain date is Sunday, April 19.  (times and challenges TBA)

For general information, and to sign up your school to participate, email throwdown coordinator John Brandhorst from Grady HS: jbrandhorst@atlanta.k12.ga.us 

Thank You


A special thank you to our host and sponsor -- the Atlanta Dogwood Festival -- for giving us a home and supporting Georgia's high school artists and art teachers since 2004.

Thank you to all of our AHSAE sponsors who have donated unique opportunities for our award winners for almost 20 years.  

A detailed list of this year's AHSAE sponsors, and a link to their website, is on the sponsor page linked below.


AHSAE mini show opening 3/8/19

The opening of the month-long AHSAE mini show was a huge success drawing a large crowd of displaying artists, parents and family, teachers and several festival board members.  Pictured here are AHSAE Director Becky Raffalovich, the artists, teachers and board.  This show can be viewed through April 5 in the Janet S. Day Gallery, lobby floor of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Dunwoody campus.

Email Us

Director Becky Raffalovich   braffalovich.ahsae@gmail.com

Atlanta High School Art Exhibition since 1999