5th Place 2019
"Madonna With Child"
oil on canvas
North Cobb Christian
Nate Rupp instructor
2018/2019 AHSAE Sponsors: all donations go directly to AHSAE artists and teachers
(List below amended as sponsors sign on for this year's event.)
Art Institute of Atlanta (Dunwoody); award event and four week exhibit of AHSAE winners and hand-picked art
Atlanta Dogwood Festival: People's Choice Award; winner awards; support for submitting teachers.
Watkins College of Art: $38,000 worth of scholarships to top winners.
Binders Art Supplies and Frames: AHSAE 2019 tshirt, $100 gift certificate for drawing at Ai event
Savannah College of Art and Design: SCAD THREE "Summer Seminars Atlanta" full tuition scholarships
Digital Arts Studio & Barry Glustoff: 30 posters
Atlanta Botanical Garden: 30 guest passes
Abernathy Arts Center: three classes (Fulton County Arts & Culture)
Fulton County Southwest Arts Center: TWO Teen Artist Academy Classes
TOCO Framing: frame Best in Show
Center for Puppetry Arts: Jeff Domke will present, "Discovering Puppetry in Other Cultures: An International Puppet Presentation," to the Best AHSAE School.
Spruill Center for the Arts: one household membership, one class
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center: one class in summer Teen Camp
The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning, memberships to all award winners, one class
High Museum of Art: one family/dual membership, tickets
MOCA GA, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia: artist level membership
William C. Carlos Museum: entry tickets
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.