CALL FOR ART – Exhibit & Competition Guidelines
Off the Wall #20 High School Art Exhibit & Competition
presented by ARTfactory.
Contact Info: Gallery Director, Jordan Exum | jexum@VirginiaARTfactory.org | 703-330-2787
December 15-January 30, 2024
Open House/Awards Ceremony:
Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm
(Snow Date: January 13)
Visit https://www.virginiaartfactory.org/events/call-for-art-off-the-wall-20/ for all submission details.
Submission Deadline (via DropBox):
Sunday, November 19 by 5 pm
DropBox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/pVaTCrDxSOV3nImbYKe6
Notice of Acceptance:
November 21 (via email)
Artwork Delivery Dates:
Thursday, Dec. 7 (10 am - 5 pm)
Friday, Dec. 8 (10 am - 5pm)
Saturday, Dec. 9 (1 pm - 5pm)
Monday, Dec. 11 (10 am - 5 pm)
(Students are responsible for delivering their art to ARTfactory – 9419 Battle St, Manassas, VA 20110.)
What is “Off the Wall”?
The highly anticipated Off the Wall competition returns for its 20th year! Each year the area high school students are invited to share their talent by participating in a high school art exhibit and competition. The competition encourages student expression and creativity in a professional setting.
The exhibit includes student work in the following categories: Art & Technology, Painting/Drawing, Poetry, Wearable Art, and Photography! Each category is adjudicated by a professional in the field. Cash prizes are awarded to the top 3 winners of each category.
Who is eligible to enter?
All students grades 9-12 who are currently enrolled in public, private or home schools in the City of Manassas, Manassas Park, & Prince William County are eligible to participate.
ARTfactory has partnered with Central Library this year to offer Off the Wall participants a FREE 3D Design & Printing Workshop taking place on October 4 at 4 pm at the Central Library makerspace (8601 Mathis Avenue, Manassas). Participants can create their design AND print their design at Central Library for FREE. Art and Tech. participants can also utilize the library’s free Adobe Creative Suite for digital art submissions.
In addition to assisting with the Art and Tech. category, Central Library’s makerspace is also equipped with a recording studio and sewing and embroidery machines suitable for the Poetry and Wearable Art category!