Spectrum: 2022 Art Exhibit for 9th-12th Grades

June 23, 2022 Art Gallery All Ages Free Admission Art

About this event


Exhibition runs: June 23 – August 4

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm.

Are you a current high school student? Do you love to create and make art? Are you interested in receiving a scholarship to take FREE art classes? Submit your work to be featured in MCC Art Gallery's 2022 Spectrum Art Exhibit!

About the Exhibition: 
Spectrum is meant for high school students who are interested in exhibiting their work for a chance to win a scholarship to the MCC Art Department! The scholarships can cover the cost of a full year of tuition, a half year of tuition, or the cost of one or two classes. After a work is awarded one of these prizes, the recipient must enroll at MCC for the requisite credit hours, maintain a GPA of 2.5 and declare a major in art to be awarded their funding. All of the details can be found on our submittable website. Please contact Grant Vetter at grant.vetter@mesacc.edu with any questions. 

Get Permission to Apply if you are Under 18 years of Age:
If you're under 18 years of age, remember to seek permission from your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before submitting your work. You will be asked to have a parent or legal guardian complete an agreement and release form for the promotion and reproduction of the work online, which includes MCC's website, social media channels, etc. If you are over 18, this does not apply to you.


  • Spectrum is open to all high-school student in Arizona, but not to residents outside of the state.
  • Students should submit their best work in the visual arts from the 2021-22 school year.
  • The work can be in any medium, two-dimensional or three-dimensional. 
  • Students must be in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 at time of entry.
  • Only ONE artwork is permitted per a student unless they are submitting a full portfolio of 10 images to apply for a Full One Year Scholarship (which is only open to 11th and 12th graders).
  • Each school can submit work by as many as 15 students.
  • Artworks must not have been previously shown at MCC Art Gallery in other contests or exhibitions.


(2) Full Academic Year scholarships to the MCC Art Department for 11th and 12th graders only.

(2) Half Academic Year scholarships to the MCC Art Department for 11th and 12th graders only.

(5) 2 Course scholarships to the MCC Art Department for 11th and 12th graders only.

(10) 1 Course scholarships to the MCC Art Department for 11th and 12th graders only.

Important Dates:

Deadline to Submit: Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 11:59pm on the online Submittable Platform: https://mccartgallery.submittable.com/submit

Drop off dates for accepted works: June 13 & 14, 9am-5pm at MCC Art Gallery, 1833 West Southern Ave, Building AG-31,  Mesa, AZ, 85202.

Opening Receptions and Award Night: Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm at MCC Art Gallery.

Pick up dates for accepted works: August 8 & 9, 9am-5pm at MCC Art Gallery.

Items not allowed

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery.

Directions and parking

The MCC Art Gallery can be found behind the AC building near the MCC Theatre. Complimentary parking for events is conveniently provided in the southeast lots of campus.

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Past dates

Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm