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Thursday, April 1 | 5:30-7:30pm

A celebration of young artists throughout Delaware County. Submissions accepted March 1st - 12th.

The 2021 Young Artist Exhibition features the artwork of Delaware County school children in Kindergarten through 12th grade and current students of Cornerstone Center for the Arts, providing a public showcase for creativity, individuality, and self-expression.

Works in 2D and 3D media created by local young artists will be shown in a curated public exhibition at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 1st. A jury panel will provide awards in the following categories: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade 2D, 6th-8th grade 3D, 9th-12th grade 2D, and 9th-12th grade 3D. First, second, third place and honorable mention awards will be presented. 

In addition, the Muncie Artists Guild will award a $500 scholarship to one student for their outstanding entry

Thank you for taking the time to enter the Young Artists Exhibition. Submissions will be accepted at Cornerstone Center for the Arts from March 1st - March 12th.

Download an entry form here. 

Download artwork submission tags here. 

2021 Young Artist Exhibition 

Presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and Cornerstone Center for the Arts

2020 Young Artist Exhibition

A Celebration of Young Artists



  1. Submissions accepted Monday, March 1st to Friday, March 12th
  2. Reception & Awards Presentation: Thursday, April 1st from 5:30-7:30pm
  3. Public Displays: At all three PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union locations around Muncie during May
  4. Artwork returned to artists in June


  1. Open to children Kindergarten – 12th grade who reside in Delaware County or are current students of Cornerstone Center for the Arts (enrollment/involvement will be validated). Students who are homeschooled, attend private or charter school, and those who attend public school are welcome to enter.
  2. Grade categories: K – 2nd, 3rd – 5th, 6th – 8th 2D, 6th – 8th 3D, 9th – 12th 2D, 9th – 12th 3D
  3. Award categories per grade: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place & Honorable Mention


1. Teachers may submit up to 10 entries and individual/independent students may submit up to 3 entries. Each school may submit a total of 30 entries OR 10 piece per art teach at the school.

2. 2-D and 3-D work will be accepted. K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade categoeis will have 2D and 3D work judged together. 6th-8th and 9th-12th grades will be separated between 2D and 3D works.

  • Works on paper and/or canvas cannot exceed 18” x 24”.
  •  It is encouraged that 2-D (especially paper) works are matted. 2-D works will be displayed on tables, easels, and risers.
  • 3-D work should be self-supportive and not exceed 48” H x 30” W x 30” D and 50 pounds.
  • All artwork must be original – not copied from famous works of art or any other printed materials. If you have questions about this, please contact Cornerstone’s Education Department at 765-281-9503 ext. 15. 

3. Artwork that does not meet the above criteria will not be considered for the show.


  1. A limited number of submissions will be permitted. The Young Artist Exhibition committee reserves the right to limit and/or reject entries if the limit of submissions is reached, or if work is deemed inappropriate.
  2. Entry forms are available from Cornerstone at and at the 2nd floor desk at Cornerstone Center for the Arts; and from PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union at and all three PrimeTrust branches.
  3. Pieces will be available for pick up after the reception.  Pickup schedule to be determined closer to the event.
  4. Show winners will be framed and featured in the Cornerstone Art Gallery during the month of April. Winners may also have their artwork on display at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union's branches beginning in May. Winners should plan to not collect their artwork until June.

Phone: 765-281-9503 // Email:


K - 2nd

1st - $50  |  2nd - $25  | 3rd - $15


1st - $75  |  2nd - $50  | 3rd - $30

6th-8th 2D

1st - $100  |  2nd - $75  | 3rd - $50

6th-8th 3D

1st - $100  |  2nd - $75  | 3rd - $50

9th-12th 2D

1st - $150  |  2nd - $125  | 3rd - $100

9th-12th 3D

1st - $150  |  2nd - $125  | 3rd - $100

School Award

The school with the most placing entries will receive a $500 prize to support its art education program.