Open Call / Student Art Exhibition

Then Norton Museum of Art invites middle and high school teachers from Palm Beach County public, private, parochial and charter schools to submit students’ artwork for consideration to be included in the upcoming exhibition Drawing Transformed in the Chris and Bernard Marden Community Gallery from February 25 – May 15, 2022.

Drawing has commonly been associated with pencil and paper, but artists have sketched with sticks in caves, spray painted graffiti on walls, drawn using wires to make three-dimensional works of art, drawn through animation in film and used pixels to compose an image on computer screens. This exhibition provides students with the opportunity to look beyond the traditional drawing practice, considering materials and diverse methods to reimagine how lines move through space.

This year we are especially interested in representations on a wide variety of concepts, techniques, and approaches from students working on any art form to represent drawing, even performance!

To submit artwork and to review the submission guidelines please visit Marden Student Exhibition Artwork Submission Form

QUESTIONS? Please contact us at [email protected] or 561-832-5196 x 1154.

Important Dates

Online submissions deadline: January 21, 2022

Artwork selection: Week of January 24, 2022

Selected works email sent: January 27, 2022

Student work due: February 1-4, 2022

Exhibition opening date: Friday, February 25, 2022

Closing date: May 15, 2022

Artwork collection: Starting May 19, 2022

FREE Admission

The Norton values its partnerships with schools and educators, respects and admires the essential role of teachers, and is delighted to offer Florida educators, pre-K through college, free admission with presentation of a valid school ID.

Teacher Resources

Professional Development Opportunities

The Norton offers free professional development opportunities and K-12 educator events throughout the year that provide teachers with creative ways to help students connect with art using the Museum’s collection in conjunction to Florida State Standards. Sessions can include gallery exploration, interactive activities, discussion, and ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. These events are also a great time to socialize and learn more about the Museum! 

We also offer free, customized professional development workshops for your school. You can learn more about upcoming events on our website below or by contacting the Norton’s school and teacher programs team.

For more information please call:

School and Teacher Programs

(561)832-5196 x1154

This program was made possible by the generosity of the Itto Willits Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by The William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs.

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

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If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs that you can enjoy from home.

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For a list of free vaccination sites, please click here.