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Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

December 1, 2021-January 14, 2022

Fall 2021 Entries Open Now

The Palmer Museum encourages all Valley area high school students (public, home school or alternative programs) grades 9-12 to submit their best work for consideration in our juried exhibit Beyond the Classroom. The art teacher at your school will be the connection between you and the Museum.


Two scholarships ($1,000 and $500) for art classes, college courses, or art supplies will be awarded to the best achievements, as determined
by the jury panel. Scholarship winners will also win a $250 donation to the art department of their participating school. 

  • All submission descriptions are due on Monday, November 29 by 3:00 PM.
  • Only one piece will be accepted per artist.
  • Artwork can be comprised of any media, any size.
  • Art submitted must be ready to hang.
  • Accepted entries can be delivered to the Museum.
  • All submissions will be on display at the Museum from December 1 through January 14.
  • All work will be juried by the PMHA Art Committee, which includes art instructors, practicing local artists, and museum professionals. Artists will receive written critiques and feedback from the panel.

How to Apply

For more information, please contact your teacher or the Museum at 746-7668 or use our contact form.

Past Exhibits & Scholarship Recipients

Past Scholarship Winners

  • 2019-2020: Rachel Cooper (Palmer High School)
  • 2020-2021: Kate Stegall (Mat-Su Career Tech), Annabella Marciales (Palmer High School)

March 2-April 30, 2021 Participants

Thank you to the students and teachers that participated in the spring 2021 Beyond the Classroom exhibition and everyone who visited the Museum to view the work in person.

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