Click here to submit work for the Annual Gifted Exhibition

The Annual Gifted Exhibition is for high school students looking to pursue a career in the arts. This exhibition will be a two person show that will be selected by a jury of artists and arts related members of the community.

Students are to enter their artwork by November, and selected students will featured in the Gifted Exhibition.  Two students will be selected from the exhibition will be sponsored for a two-person exhibition the following year. Throughout the year leading up to the next show the students will be mentored by teachers and administration in preparation for the exhibition.

The Gifted Exhibition will be an annual occurrence at CCAC. Should any faculty wish to discuss or address any aspect of this event please feel free to contact staff or director at your convenience.


We are reaching out to the high schools within Ulster, Greene and Dutchess Counties. Eligibility begins Freshman year.

Deadline for admissions: November 1, 2023. Submissions may be made electronically or in person., 129 Cornell Street, Kingston, NY

THE PROCESS: Students may submit up to 5 pieces for review ( jpgs, small files, any medium, any motif, any narrative)

Size restrictions Sculpture: no larger than 4’ height 3’ width 2’ depth | Photography: no larger than 44” width and 50” high | Painting/Mixed Medium: no larger than 60” high x 48” wide  | Installation 7’ circumference | Prints/Collage/Flat image: no larger than 48” x 36”

Once the two students’ pieces are selected, the students are responsible for framing and matting their pieces for installation. The art director will choose one or (possibly two) pieces from each selected artist. The students will drop off their work the Saturday before the opening week of the exhibition. The reception will be the following Saturday 2- 4pm. All selected participants will sign a consignment contract upon dropping off their work.

The exhibition shall remain up for one month during which time work may be sold. The gallery will take a 40% commission and the artist will receive 60% of any and all sales: net, after sales taxes have been calculated.

Current tentative dates:

Tentative Reception Date: December 2024