Young Masters Youth Exhibition


Cover Artwork by Tiffany Bozic – “Earth”

PLEASE NOTE: The opening reception for this exhibition has been postponed until a later date due to COVID-19 concerns and social distancing protocol.

Young Masters is an annual juried exhibition that 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. The 2020 theme is Good Neighbors.  Students are encouraged to dig deep and be thoughtful when creating work under this theme.


  • Submission Deadline – February 28, 2020
  • Exhibition Closes – May 25, 2020
  • Artwork Pick-Up – May 26 – 29, 2020

All youth living in Mariposa in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit one piece of work.

Download a printable 2020 Submission Form here

Note: Complete Submission Guides can be picked up at our office/gallery (5009 Hwy 140, Mariposa CA) or by request from classroom teachers.

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
  • Artwork size must be 9’’x12’’ including mat/frame or smaller.


Yes! All work not picked up by a school representative or parent/guardian by the scheduled date will become the property of the Arts Council.

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!


Work must be submitted by February 28, 2020 (please note the Arts Council is not open on the weekends).

• To mail submissions please send artwork and endorsed forms to:
Mariposa County Arts Council
P.O. Box 2134
Mariposa, CA 95338

• To hand deliver submissions, please enclose artwork and endorsed forms in an envelope labeled “Young Masters Youth Exhibition 2020” and drop it off at the Arts Council’s office, 5009 Highway 140 (upstairs from Chocolate Soup)

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Programs are made possible by support from Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and the following loyal sponsors:

Carol Johnson
Blue Oak Farms