Young Masters Youth Exhibition




At the beginning of each year, Young Masters provides youth in Mariposa an opportunity to express their ideas, narratives, and inspirations with their community through their own pieces of original visual artwork and offers gallery guests the chance to view the world from our children’s perspective. Look forward to submission guidelines and our new theme in January, 2019.

2018 Featured Submissions
The 2018 theme, Animals, invited Mariposa’s youth to explore their connection to animals, known or yet-to-be-discovered, spiritual or physical, friends or foes.

Birds of Yosemite

Collaborative ceramic project by La Grange 3rd-grade students

The Unicorn

Magdaline Gleason - 7th Yosemite Elementary

The Weird Dog on the Moon

Rafael Rodriguez, 3rd Grade El Portal.

The Good Shepard

Titus Seal, 3rd Grade Greeley Hill

Awesome Squid

Mercy Wellcome, 3rd Grade Mariposa Elementary


Celianna Lee, 7th grade


Ian Beutel-Deprano, 8th Grade Sierra Foothill Charter

Surreal Animals

Inspired by Salvador Dali created by Sierra Foothill Charter School students.


Any of the below mediums are appropriate for submission:

  Drawing – graphite, color pencil, charcoal, pen/ink, crayon, marker, block prints, etching, pastel, collage/mixed media on paper.

  Painting – watercolor, oil, acrylic on canvas or board. Work should be sufficiently dry.

  3-Dimensional – clay, wood, metal, cloth, jewelry, papier mache, sculpted pieces. Must by free standing or have study base/holder. Please no work that is extremely fragile or in excess of 30 pounds or 30 inches.

  Photography – digital photography, film, polaroid, photo collage, black and white, color, cyanotypes, mixed media, multiple image art.

  Multi-Media –Please check with us about how to submit work of this nature (


  • One entry per student
  • All submissions must be original but may borrow images. (For example, a collage made of magazine photos)
  • All artwork must be created within the past year
  • Submitted art must be ready to display – matted and/or framed with appropriate hanging device. Please no work pasted on construction or colored paper. Inexpensive mats can be purchased at or Michael’s.
  • Work must be connected to the theme (Animals).


Yes! Work may be picked up March 5 through March 16, 2018. All work not picked up by a school representative or parent/guardian by the scheduled date will become the property of the Arts Council.

If you have questions, please contact the Mariposa County Arts Council at (209) 966-3155 or We look forward to  showcasing the creative works of Mariposa’s youth!