2021 Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit

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On Sunday, April 25th the Shelby County Arts Council honored the students participating in the 2021 Statewide High School Juried Art Exhibit with a closing reception and awards ceremony.

2020 was supposed to be the first year the SCAC held the SHSJAE, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they were forced to go digital with a video tour of the exhibit and a live stream awards ceremony. The SCAC was more than excited to host the exhibit in the brand new Shelby County Arts Center’s EBSCO Fine Art Gallery. The participating students got to experience a professional level gallery show in a beautiful new space.

Judges for this year’s exhibit were Richard Gere from UAB and Lee Somers from the University of Montevallo. Read more about the jurors here.

The Shelby County would like the thank our sponsors of this exhibit, UAB’s Department of Art and Art History, the University of Montevallo’s Department of Art and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama’s Caring Foundation!

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this show!


Best in Show

Ashley Luna Mendez

Sun City – Painting

Best in Mixed Media

Merritt Crumpton-Misguided

Honorable Mention:

Taylor Shuford- Zero Through Nine

Best in 3D 

Calliope Ross-Iron Pigeon

Honorable Mention:

Virginia Leatherbury-Traveler

Best in Drawing

Stella Bell-Morning Light

Honorable Mention:

Elizabeth McEniry-In Your Face

Best in Painting

Camille Turner-Melanesia

Honorable Mention:

Malaika Maqbool-Knowledge in the Air

Best in Photography

Katie House-Features

Honorable Mention:

Samantha Miller-A Rainy Day

SCAC’s Executive Director’s Choice Award:

Catherine Smith-Yours Faithfully

SCAC’s Staff Choice Award:

Konnor Carrie-Shedding New Light

Featured Artists:

Alabama School of Fine Arts

Merritt Crumpton

Madison L’Hoste

Val Michael

Calliope Ross

Catherine Smith

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School

Ashley Luna Mendez

Madelin Morgan

Jayden Robinson

Briarwood Christian High School

Stella Bell

Grace Galvin

Lillie Griffith

Yancey Griffith

Anna Gardner Herren

Gracie Jones

Madelyn King

Julianne Lett

Francie Steadman

Claudia Steiner

Audrey Tinsley

Riley Watson


Chilton County High School

Fatima Flores

Charlotte Blencowe

Hayden High School

Leah Crumpton

Helena High School

Seth Farnham

Caroline Gill

Hewitt-Trussville High School

Abby Arehart

Katie Bates

Kyla Cherry

Peyton Hendon

Jaymie Hornsby

Elizabeth Self

Samantha Vise


Madison Monday

Icie Wallace

Hoover High School

Sasha Crowell

Katie House

Malaika Maqbool

Lee Highschool

Camille Turner

Pell City High School

Meghan Storey

Shelby County High School

Madelyn Guy

Ruthie Johns

Shelby Crossings Homeschool

Emma  Martin

Spain Park High School

Konnor Carrie

Kailey Detloff

James Key

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Adele Crowe

Karmann Houston

Virginia Leatherbury

Elizabeth McEniry

Taylor Shuford

Thompson High School

Emily Allen

Rae Hattendorf

Westminster School at Oak Mountain

Samantha Miller

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