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Off the Wall #17 “How to Enter” Info
High School Art Exhibit & Competition


Exhibit dates: December 16 – January 21, 2021
ARTfactory, 9419 Battle St, Manassas, VA 20110
(Virtual Exhibit: virginiaartfactory.org/gallery)
Contact info: jexum@virginiaartfactory.org

The highly anticipated Off the Wall competition returns for its 17th year! Despite this year’s challenges, the ARTfactory and Lockheed Martin are looking forward to showcasing and awarding our local student artists! Each year the area high school students are invited to share their talent by participating in a high school art exhibit and competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The competition encourages student expression and creativity in a professional setting. The exhibit includes student work in the following categories: Visual Art, Poetry, and our STEAM influenced category, Art & Technology (3D prints & digital designs). Each category is adjudicated by a professional in the field.

Check out Elan Magazine’s June 2020 issue about our Off the Wall winners from last year! (See Pages 16-21).

*Note: Due to COVID-19, the ARTfactory is not hosting a reception/open house for this exhibit. The exhibit will be available for viewing by appointment only, and will also be available as a virtual exhibit on our website.

*Traveling Exhibition: The Off the Wall student exhibition has an option for traveling after its closing at ARTfactory January 21 to Lockheed Martin for the month of February. This traveling exhibit is tentative, and we will provide additional details as soon as possible. As in previous years, participation in the traveling exhibition is completely optional.


How to Enter:

VISUAL ART/ART & TECHNOLOGY/POETRY PDFOnline entries due November 20 (5 pm) – FIRM!

**Please send your entries via google drive**
(Share folder to catongallery@gmail.com)

  • Two entries per student allowed in any two-dimensional medium (feel free to submit quarantine creations!)

**Instructions for Google Drive:

  1. Create a folder in your Google Drive.

Folder should be named: ARTIST NAME_High School

Example:  EMILY SMITH_Osbourn HS

  1. Upload your Off the Wall submissions to that folder with the following information:

*Your first and last name

*Medium/date created
*Dimensions (approximate)

*School you attend & grade level

*Teacher contact info (last name & email)

*Participant info: correct cell phone #/or e-mail.


  1. Share that folder with the Off the Wall submissions email:


*Exhibit Form
*Artist Contract/Release Form
*These two forms must be submitted in order to exhibit and can be uploaded to your google drive folder as part of your submission.*

*Framing Document

Visual Art/Art & Technology Drop-Off Dates:
*Delivery will occur during the week of December 7-December 11.*
Exact dates and times will be sent to all accepted student artists via confirmation email.

*Note: Students are responsible for delivering their art.
If a student fails to deliver their art, their work can still be included in the virtual exhibit.

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