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Visual Arts includes a broad range of fine art including multi-media and performance art. The strongest portfolios convey the artist’s ability to develop and materialize ideas while demonstrating a distinct vision (if your work includes fashion, product, graphic design, or architecture please see the Design discipline).
hear from alumni & master artists
Daniel Arsham | Master Artist in Visual Arts
Devin Caserta | 2006 Winner in Visual Arts
Lee Heinemann | 2011 Winner in Visual Arts
select portfolios of winners
Lathan Vargason, 2012 and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Mark Fleuridor, 2015 and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Paloma Izquierdo, 2014 and U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
Tyler Brunner, 2016
About the Competition
For more information on the YoungArts' national arts competition please visit our main competition page. For application specific information such as eligibility or how to apply, visit our apply page.
Thank you to the supporters of the Visual Arts discipline: