2018/2019 AHSAE Sponsors

Thanks to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival for hosting us for over a decade.

Watkins College of Art (Nashville): $30,000 in tuition scholarships
Savannah College of Art and Design: SCAD  Two "Summer Seminars Atlanta" full tuition scholarships

Art Institute of Atlanta (Dunwoody);  award event and three week exhibit of AHSAE winners and hand-picked art 

OUMA, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art:  winner display
Binders Art Supplies & Frames: art supply funds, awards for winners, Art Throwdown supplies
Dick Blick Art Materials: art supply funds, awards for winners, festival activity
Atlanta Dogwood Festival:  People's Choice Award

Atlanta Botanical Garden: guest passes
TOCO Hill Picture Framing: 2nd Place framing

Digital Arts Studio & Barry Glustoff: 30 posters, award scan and print

Blackhall Studios:  tshirt for every artist entering a submission
Speedpro Imaging & David Hightower: signage
Hudgens Center for Art & Learning: memberships, class and prizes
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center: class
Roswell Visual Art Center: class

Spruill Center for the Arts:  one family membership, one class

Redwall Studios:  four class sessions
Kaleidoscope Studios: 5 class/open studio passes
Abernathy Arts Center: class

Fulton County Southwest Arts Center:  Teen Artist Academy Class
MODA, Museum of Design Atlanta: three memberships
MOCA GA, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia: memberships for all winners
High Museum of Art: entry tickets
William C. Carlos Museum: entry tickets
ACAC, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: memberships

Image:  Best of Show 2017


Clara Bensimon 

Riverwood International Charter High School Junior 

pen and ink 

Dana Munson, instructor 

History of the AHSAE

AHSAE is an exhibition evolved from the "High School Art Exhibit" in the early 1970's Atlanta Arts Festival (known by many locals as the Piedmont Park Arts Festival), a two week celebration in the center of town.  The high school exhibit went through a few transitions including "Visual Vibes."  In 1999 Cheryl Myrbo envisioned a broader scope for the growing exhibit, bringing in arts center and museum sponsors from all over the region during the next 18 years.  Today AHSAE award winners earn opportunities to enhance their training and hone new skills in numerous Georgia (and Nashville, Tennessee) arts centers and on college campuses.  Myrbo retired from the AHSAE in 2017.