JCMOMA "Found Object" Art Contest
We have extended our contest to allow for more participants!

Join us as we display the finalists of our middle school art contest.

We invite local middle school students (6-8th) to submit an original piece of artwork expressing personal vision, imagination, and passion.

Purvis Young, (1943-2010) was a self-taught African-American artist who spent many years living off the streets, painting and creating pieces from found objects. He used discarded and ordinary objects for canvases.

​​Register via online here:

Submit artwork by scheduling a Art delivery appointment. Please message or call - (573) 635-1114

A selected group will be chosen as finalists. Finalists artwork will be showcased in a special exhibit at JCMOMA - Sunday May 22, 1-3pm.

-Submitted artwork must be an original piece.
-Artwork is required to contain found object or use found/repurposed item(s) as a canvas.
-Any size, or combination of medium, sculptures, paintings allowed - use your creativity. (Digital images and photography are only allowed if part of a multi-media creation.)
-Participants are encouraged to visit and tour JCMOMA in advance of contest to gain a better understanding of found object art. (Call or message us for a tour!)
-Art can also be submitted by teacher/school with student permission or student may submit individually.

Contest Winners will be announced May 22!
1st place $300 Prize
2nd place $200 Prize
3rd place $100 Prize
Honorable Mention $50 Prize

Important Dates:
Deadline to turn in Art: Sunday, May15
May 22 - Winners Announced.
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Email *
Student Name *
Grade Level *
Student Contact Number *
Parent/Guardian Name *
Contact Info: Address *
Parent/Guardian Contact Number *
School Name (if applicable) & Name of Art Teacher *
The Title of your original artwork. *
Description: Tell us about your artwork. What does it mean to you? *
Applicants must complete registration form and turn in artwork to JCMOMA for review during registration dates listed above or schedule a deliver appointment before 4/19. Applicants will need to pick up artwork after contest is over.  Call or email us with questions. (573) 635-1114     jeffersoncitymoma@gmail.com *
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