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Congressional Art Competition: A Contest for High School Students

Arts education has long been proven to have several key benefits, most notably the way it aids in emotional and cognitive development. But did you know arts education can also improve high school graduation rates? According to a 2011 study conducted by the New Directions for Youth Development, “Out-of-school programs, especially arts-based programs, can be critical […]

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The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, sponsored by Agora Gallery, is one of the most prestigious art contests in the world. It is open to visual artists in every field, including drawing, mixed media, and photography. Participants will have their work reviewed by a panel of world-renowned art critics. Selected winners will be offered a wide […]

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The Agar Art Competition

Each year, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) hosts the Agar Art competition, a collision of art and science in which entries are as much grown as painted. Microbial cultures are painted into agar growth medium and then incubated. In growing, they reveal colors and textures that can only partially be controlled or predicted, adding […]

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St Patrick’s Day Visual Arts Project

The New York Irish Consulate has announced a visual arts project for St Patrick’s Day this year. The project aims to educate people about the cultural significance of St Patrick to Ireland and why St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in the United States and in many other parts of the world. The contest is open […]

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