5th Place 2019

"Madonna With Child" 

oil on canvas

Elise Allen 

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.)

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

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 

Fulton County Arts and Culture: $2,500 grant to the AHSAE

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

Roswell Visual Art Center: one class

Dick Blick Art Materials: art supply awards for winners

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


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.