Student Art Show

My-gration: Incredible Journeys

Calling all K-12 students: the Ward Museum wants your artwork!

The Ward Museum invites students from Delmarva to submit their artwork to the annual Student Art Show. The Student Art Show is a non-competitive exhibit of students’ works from around the entire Delmarva peninsula. It is open to all students grades K–12 in public and private schools, as well as home-schooled students. Students are encouraged to use a variety of flat or 3D media, including, but not limited to: paints, sketching pencils, colored pencils, pastels, fabrics, photography, and sculpture. The Student Art Show also includes an interactive sculpture that participants can help bring to life.

The 2023 Student Art Show theme is “My-gration: Incredible Journeys.” Migration is defined as the seasonal movement of a group of animals from one area to another, including birds, butterflies, whales, and many other animals.  It is also the movement of people from one place to another with the intention of settling in a new location. What does migration mean to you or your family? Tell us your my-gration story.

Submissions for the Student Art Show are due by February 1st, 2023. All submissions made will be put on display as part of the Student Art Show exhibit in the museum’s Welcome Gallery. As always, all submissions are welcome, and all will be displayed in the Ward Museum for everyone to see.

Submission requirements:

  • All artwork must be no larger than 18” x 24” (including matting)
  • 3D artwork must have a footprint of 18” x 18” or less
  • All submissions must have an attached label on the back of the piece with the student’s name, age/grade, and school name
  • All submissions must come with an entry form (not attached to the artwork) 

As the Student Art Show enters its 17th year, we hope this year will be the best one yet! We cannot wait to see the works of art the students create this year. For questions about the Student Art Show exhibit or submission requirements, contact Brenda Miller, Education Director at 410-742-4988 ext. 124 or