Welcome to the Boyden Gallery online submission page! We are thrilled you are interested in submitting your work for one of our juried exhibitions. Below are the active Call for Entries. Please find the exhibition you are interested in, read the submission guidelines and click 'Submit' when you are ready to enter your information.

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Don't hesitate to contact Gallery staff if you have any questions about the exhibitions or the submission process. Thanks for your submission and we look forward to seeing your work!

Cristin Cash
Director, Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection

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Young at Art: An Exhibition of Art from St. Mary's County Schools

Young at Art is a celebration of student creativity and accomplishment in the visual arts. An outside juror selects artwork for the exhibition that best represents the quality and diversity of student creative work produced in St. Mary's County Schools. Boyden Gallery invites and encourages teachers from all St. Mary's county schools to participate. We are especially interested in representing a wide variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to visual art and media.

This year, art teachers will be asked to submit works by their students for consideration by the juror. The maximum # of submissions are:
  • Elementary & Middle School Teachers: may submit up to 5 artworks for each grade that they teach.

  • High School Teachers: may submit up to 5 works for each course that they teach.

The final number of works exhibited will be determined by the juror and available gallery space, with the goal of being as inclusive as possible.

Work may be in any medium, but must meet the submission guidelines for that medium (see below). Artwork does not have to be installation-ready for submission. All submissions must include at least one well-lit, clearly focused photo of the work.

There is no entry fee. Please fill out one entry form for each submission. Contact information should be for the teacher submitting the artwork. All notifications will come to the teachers.

Submission Deadline is Sunday, April 23rd at midnight

April 23 - Submission deadline, midnight
April 26 - Selection notifications sent to teachers
April 27 - May 1 - Artwork drop off/pickup (arranged by Boyden Gallery)
May 8, 5pm - exhibition opens, Juror’s talk and Awards Reception
May 31 - exhibition closes
June 1-5 - Artwork pickup/dropoff (arranged by Boyden Gallery)

Exhibition Awards

In determining awards, the juror will consider work in 4 class levels - Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. All work selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the following awards. Awards include a certificate and a bundle of age-appropriate art supplies:

  • Juror’s Award for Outstanding Work in Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. (two awards at each class level, eight awards total)

  • Juror’s Award for Excellence (one award)

  • Viewer’s Choice Award (one award, determined by audience vote)

The Juror’s Awards will be announced at the opening reception on May 9th. The Viewer’s Choice Award will be announced via email after the close of the exhibition on May 31st.

This year's juror is Melani Douglass, Curator of Engagement, The Family Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD 

We are here to help!  Please contact us if you need assistance or have any questions. We look forward to seeing your students' work!

Cristin Cash, Gallery Director

April Ryan, Education Facilitator, Department of Educational Studies, SMCM

Emily Maginnis, Gallery Supervisor



2D Media

Works on paper, including photography, can be submitted unframed, mounted or matted and framed. If accepted, all pastel and charcoal drawings must be spray fixed. 

Time-based media