Call for Entry: 9th Annual Artists on the Rise Juried Exhibition

By Editorial Team on December 7, 2020

Deadline: Sun, 21 February 2021

Featured images: From left to right: Fitting the Mold by Helen Qian, 2020 first place winner; Imagine, by Amari Nichols, 2020 2nd place winner; Reclaimed Roots by Daesha McKorley, 2020 3rd place winner.
Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021,11:59 pm

Montpelier Arts Center presents Artists on the Rise, an annual juried teen exhibition held in the galleries of Montpelier, designed to provide local teens with an opportunity to showcase their artistic accomplishments in a professional setting. Come on, give it a try – YOU are an artist on the rise!

They welcome 13-18 year old students in public or private middle and high school or home school who are residents of Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia to enter one piece of original artwork online at There is no entry fee for this competition, and there are awards given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), and Third Place ($100).


  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021,11:59 pm
  • Notification of Results: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • Delivery of Artwork: Saturday, March 6 – Saturday, March 27, 2021, by appointment only
  • Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 3 – Sunday, May 2, 2021
  • Virtual Reception + Awards: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1-2 pm
  • Pick Up Artwork: Monday, May 3 – Saturday, May 22, 2021

For more information or to submit online click HERE, or contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800 or

*Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s competition will be virtual with a physical exhibition that is expected to be by appointment only.