Exhibition Overview

High school student artists from Ozaukee County are challenged to create their interpretation of the earth’s most valuable element that is fundamental to all life. H2O combines to make the earth’s valuable liquid that is integral to sustenance, solubility, bathing, power, agriculture, industry, recreation, transportation and more. Liquid, gas, or solid, which form of H2O inspires you most?

Artwork Guidelines

• One entry per High School student from Ozaukee County is to be submitted online at cedarburgartmuseum.org/CallForStudentArt in the month of April 2024. Approximately 20 artworks can be accepted for the gallery spaces on the museum’s second floor.

  • Original fine art. Most any 2-D or 3-D medium is acceptable; however, CAM cannot accept video entries.
  • At the time of online entry, artists submit a digital image of their artwork with a brief statement, 75 words or less.
  • Framed/finished artwork, including 3-D work, is to be no larger than 24 inches in any dimension.
  • Accepted 2-D works must be presented ready for installation with painted or framed edges and fitted with hanging wire or D-rings. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable.
  • Accepted 3-D work must stand on its own if not mounted to a base.


Open to Ozaukee County High School students who create works of original concept, design, and execution.


Our 2024 juror will be Marcia Gorra-Patek. Marcia Marcia Gorra-Patek is an award-winning artist and teacher, having work shown and recognized in Japan, France, Germany, and throughout the United States. Marcia Studied Art in Wisconsin, (her native state), Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Minnesota, New York, Georgia, Washington D.C., as well as in France, Italy and Germany. She holds several degrees and certificates, including an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Marcia has taught art on every level, from preschool through college. She has been a guest art teacher and lecturer at many institutions including the University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Michigan State University, Concordia University, John Michael Kohler Art Center, and many more. She is also a certified Suzuki Music Teacher.

Besides maintaining her active jewelry/metals, music and art studio over the past 40 years, she taught for 17 years, locally, for the Grafton School District. During her time at Grafton, Marcia won several awards, and was continuously nominated by her colleagues for art teacher of the year.

After retiring in 2022, Marcia has continued to teach art and music to community groups, as well as for many art centers and museums. She is a member of many professional art organizations, and is the current president of Wisconsin Pastel Artists.

Marcia Gorra-Patek

Important Dates

April 1 – April 30: Preferred online application submission is at cedarburgartmuseum.org/CallForStudentArt. April 30 is the final date for receiving submissions.

  • Limit to one artwork entry per artist.
  • Submit digital image of original artwork and brief artist statement (75 words or less) with online entry.
  • We suggest an image’s dimensions (h x w) to be no larger than 1500 px at the longest dimension for general purposes.
  • 3-D artwork entry: one additional detail image per work may be uploaded.

Alternative, email entry: Contact registrar@cedarburgartmuseum.org with subject “Shaped by Water.”

May 10, 2024: Artists will be notified by email of Jurors’ decision. If you have not received an acknowledgment by this date, please contact registrar@cedarburgartmuseum.org.

Friday, May 31, 12 – 4pm and Saturday, June 1, 9am – 12pm: Artwork Delivery Dates

  • Artwork is to be delivered at the specified times. Should any student require assistance in framing their artwork if accepted, please contact us at registrar@cedarburgartmuseum.org.

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 4 – 6pm: Exhibition Reception

Monday, September 23, 3pm – 6pm: Artwork Pickup