Mohawk Valley Community College is seeking artwork for its annual High School Exhibition, which is open to local high school seniors. Only two-dimensional pieces will be accepted, and work can be from the student’s junior year.

The exhibition is juried, with the first-place winner receiving the Francis A. Wilcox Memorial Presidential Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship to MVCC. Second-place will receive $500, and third-place will receive $250. Winners will be announced in December.

The deadline for submission is 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Artwork can be dropped off at the School of Art office in Academic Building room 202 at MVCC’s Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. Please include a label with your name, school, and instructor, as well as the medium you used to create the piece. For more information, call School of Art Dean Todd Behrendt at 315-792-5409 or

The exhibit will open with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the glass cases on the second floor of the Academic Building at MVCC’s Utica Campus, and will close on Friday, Dec. 13. Artwork will be available for pickup in the School of Art office after the closing.

Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events.

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