As part of its mission to celebrate visual artists of all ages, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival welcomes and supports the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) each year. A juried show that allows young artists to gain real-world experience and compete for prizes like scholarships and art supplies, it has also become a favorite festival feature.

Established in early 1970, the AHSAE has a long history with the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and recognizes and encourages the fine quality of art created by the area’s high school students.

In 2022, AHSAE received 690 entries from 83 schools from which a panel of professional artist judges selected the top 194 works to be on display at this year’s exhibition.

Be sure to visit the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition in the Community Center near the 12th Street Entrance to get a look at the variety and breadth of Atlanta’s young artistic talent. You can even purchase printed copies of your favorite pieces!


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Atlanta High School Art Exhibition 2022 Winners

Best of Show

Olivia Pryor -“Coral” – Riverwood International

Second Place

Jordan Watkins – “Habesha” – Druid Hills

Third Place

Aden Mikus – “Blue Portrait -Curio – Midtown

Fourth Place

Sasha Wildstein-“Vase”- Riverwood International

Fifth Place

Avery Vigh-“Oh My”-East Coweta

Sixth Place

Elyse Hoopes “You Are What You Eat” – Mount Pisgah

Seventh Place

Callee King – “Cell 2” – Riverwood International

Eighth Place

Isabella Spagnuolo – “Smile” -Denmark

Ninth Place

Ella Kemmerly – “Dopamine Lite” Dekalb School of the Arts

Tenth Place

Chanie Morris – “Untitled Self Portrait” North Springs

First Place – Judy Greenberg Memorial Award, Georgia Watercolor Society

Ella Kemmerly  “Dopamine Life”  Dekalb School of the Arts

Second Place – Jay Shapiro Award, Georgia Watercolor Society

Elyse Hoopes “You Are What You Eat” Mount Pisgah Christian

Third Place – Annie Brodie Hill Award, Georgia Watercolor Society

Sarah Mullis “Tied Up Criss Cross Applesauce” Landmark Christian

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

Devon Thomas “”Justice”  Brookwood
Lovli Patton  “Afternoon Light” Brookwood
Kamille Rodriguez Iridescent Suspicion” Chamblee Charter
Brynn Adams “Timeless” East Coweta
Gaeun Lee “Look What I See” East Coweta
Lydia Capps “Chinese Takeout” Lakeside
Prerana Munjuluri “Diamond in the Rough” Lambert
Micah Lewis “Midnight in Jerusalem” Landmark Christian
Sarah Mullis “Tied Up Criss Cross Applesauce” Landmark Christian
Cooper West “Pendant” Paideia
Josue’ Urbaez “Hangin’ Out” Phoenix
Suemin Kim “2022 Busan” Walton

Honorable Mentions – Georgia Watercolor Society

Lovli Patton “Afternoon Light”
Monisha Majumder “Night in Atlanta”
Lucy Award – Paul Anodino, Ga Watercolor Society
Jordan Watkins “Habesha” Druid Hills High School

Additional works chosen for the Art Institute “Mini Show”

Katherine Lanham “Academic Overload” Cambridge
Ella Shiver “River of Growth” Dekalb School of the Arts
Ahva Minina “Observer” Midtown
Chandler Clark “Me!” Sandy Creek

Please visit the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition website for more information.