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Arts in the Airport 2024

Arts in the Airport Arts in the Airport 2024:
Contest Entry Information

17th Annual High School Visual Arts and Photography Competition / Exhibition

Important Dates

  • February 26 – March 1, 2024 – Art Center Kit Pick-Up
  • April 12, 2024 – Final Exhibition Painting Delivery and Photo Submission (selected students)
  • April 15-22, 2024 – Finals Judging
  • May 9, 2024 – Arts in the Airport Event

2024 Finalists


  • Music Bridge — Aidan Abney, Christian Brothers
  • Piggly Wiggly — Abbie Ahlbrandt, Arlington
  • The Kings — Amairy Amaro Rodriguez, Collegiate School of Memphis
  • Overlooking Memphis — Emma Atkinson, Collierville
  • Fun at the Fair — Kamsiyochukwu Azogini, Collierville
  • The Peabody Music Act — Allison Boehler, Collierville
  • Memphis City Bridge Lights — Tyla Buford, Overton
  • Coffee in Memphis — Aremi Castelan, Collegiate School of Memphis
  • Botanic Gardens — Cedric Crawford, Collegiate School of Memphis
  • Yukon and Else — Angel Cruz, White Station
  • Yum Yum — Evelyn Cruz, East
  • The Peabody Ducks — Rosie Deng, Collierville
  • Along The Bluff — Maura Farney, Arlington
  • The Muses of Memphis — Gabriella Gomez, Collierville
  • Our Lady of Elmwood — Mikey Graves, White Station
  • In the Paint — Namazzi Hampton, East
  • Memphis Redbirds — Emely Herrera, Overton
  • Memphis Gus’s Fries Chicken — Ivan Herrera, Overton
  • Flock — Annalee Irick, Arlington
  • Dolph Forever — Ivan Jimenez, Collegiate School of Memphis
  • The Blues Boys — Maguire Jones, Arlington
  • Music and Sunsets at Shelby Farms — Skye Kryszak, Arlington
  • One Night Only… — Grace Lawson, Arlington
  • Sun Studio — Giovanna Leda Mendes, Collierville
  • The View — Yocelin Lopez, Collegiate School of Memphis
  • I Have a Dream — Lizzie Luter, Collierville
  • Haunted Memories in Memphis — Kymberly Martinez-Diaz, Collegiate School of Memphis
  • Beauty Hidden in Memphis — Wendy Maulion, Collierville
  • The Dixon Red Bridge — Vetzi Morales, Overton
  • The Memphis Flash — Kimberly Nguyen, Collierville
  • Goner Records — Megan O’Connor, Collierville
  • Blacklight — Alyssia Pope, Collegiate School of Memphis
  • One Shot of Beale — Jameelah Rashada, Whitehaven
  • Gibson’s Donuts — Camryn Richmond, Overton
  • BB’s Guitar — Colbie Robinson, Ridgeway
  • Danny’s Dream — Meiya Rollins, Arlington
  • Stroll Around Memphis — Amy Sanchez, Ridgeway
  • Summer Fun at the Children’s Museum of Memphis — Melalin Sanchez-Sanchez, Overton
  • The Bear’s Blues — Noel Savov, Collierville
  • Grizz Win — Sumiran Sharma, Collierville
  • Greetings from Memphis — Marin Stuart, Arlington
  • Red Stairs — Helen Vo, Overton
  • Jookin in Memphis — Cameron Watters, Overton
  • Hi Memphis! — Cailyn White, Arlington
  • Memphis’s King — Riley Willits, Collierville


  • Irene Golf and Country Club — Quinn Allen, Christian Brothers
  • This Memphis — Alzahra Altareb, White Station
  • The Last Stay — Luke Anderson, Bartlett
  • The Beginnings of Memphis History — Sayla Antara, Bartlett
  • Peace — Katelyn Banks, Overton
  • The Great Marlowe’s — Gus Bell, Whitehaven
  • Memphis Skies — Amaya Bowie, City University School of Liberal Arts
  • St. Jude Marathon Weekend — Maya Brown, Arlington
  • Hope Memphis — William Bryan, Christian Brothers
  • Jack — Sandra Clark, City University School of Liberal Arts
  • Zip-lines at Shelby Farms — Sunny Cui, White Station
  • The Course — Michael Day, Christian Brothers
  • Memphis on the Flip Side — Jaliyah Doss, Bartlett
  • A Corner of History — Jack Ford, Christian Brothers
  • Coming Back Home — Peter Fransioli, Christian Brothers
  • Cam — Adrian Godsen, Overton
  • Getting Around Town — Edy Guarcas, Overton
  • Memphis Soul Food — Cordell Hall, City University School of Liberal Arts
  • River, Steel, and Stone — Carter Hawkins, Christian Brothers
  • Morning in Memphis — Collier Hill, Christian Brothers
  • Foggy Line (Memphis Green Line) — Arthur Hooper, Christian Brothers
  • Rejected River Walk — Henry Hurdle, Christian Brothers
  • Showboating at Hueys — Hayveen Jones, Bartlett
  • Renmen — Sumaiah Jones, Overton
  • MEM in Flight — Kameron Jordan, Bartlett
  • 901 Snow Day — Tierney Kelsey, Whitehaven
  • Day Off at the Park — Sam Kitsinger, Christian Brothers
  • The Tastee Donut — Dylan Lane, Christian Brothers
  • Back on Beale — Juliana Little, Bartlett
  • Overlooking The River — Collin Maley, Bartlett
  • Beyond the Horizon — Jennifer McGregory, Bartlett
  • I Heart Memphis — Azariah Miller, Bartlett
  • Morning in Memphis — Samuel Morris, Bartlett
  • Last Stroll — Jacob Papple, Bartlett
  • Downtown Memphis Main Street — Donte Payne, City University School of Liberal Arts
  • One Way Street to Blues — Rolando Rala, Whitehaven
  • Night Light Tower — David Ramirez, Christian Brothers
  • Memphis Blues — Nicholas Russell, Bartlett
  • My Brother’s Keeper — Joshua Saulsberry, City University School of Liberal Arts
  • Walking Through the Light — Jannie Torres, Overton
  • Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library — Trexler Townley Bakewell, White Station
  • A Night on the Town — Tyler Warren, Bartlett
  • Symphony in Black — Zaniah Wilburn, Bartlett
  • The Hero — Harmonie Willis, City University School of Liberal Arts
  • Vienna Awaits — Isabella Woodward, Arlington

View the 2023 Arts in the Airport winners: Paintings / Photography

Rules and Regulations

Theme – Painting and Photography:

All visual art and photography pieces presented for submission must contain iconic/historic images which are symbolic of the city of Memphis, including replicas representative of Memphis’ heritage, i.e. blues/jazz/bluegrass music, famous native Memphians, Beale St., downtown Main St. Trolley cars, etc.

Visual Interpretation – Painting and Photography:

It is one of our main goals through this program to provide students with general theme guidelines, while also allowing their creativity and vision to capture the true spirit of our great city of Memphis. We encourage each student to incorporate technical aspects in their submissions, including abstractions, array of colors, lighting, composition, landscapes, environments, etc. Be creative!

Number of Entries Per Student:

Each student will be allowed ONE entry, or if they so choose, are allowed ONE entry into each category for this competition, i.e. one painting, and one photograph. Student entry forms MUST include student name and title of painting/photo in the title, but not the school. For example: “Joe Smith – Memphis Sounds.” In addition, entry forms must be submitted in Word or PDF format.


Each contestant will need to submit a digital sample of their artwork. The recommended size for preliminary artwork is a 12” x 16” on non-matte canvas or sketch paper (heavy stock). Additionally, each student is allowed to incorporate textiles/materials into their artwork. Submissions can be sent to arts@flymemphis.com. Student submissions MUST include student name and title of the painting, but not the school. For example: “Joe Smith – Memphis Sounds.” Finalists selected in the first round of judging will then submit a 30″ x 40″ canvas by April 12, 2024. 


Each contestant can submit a high resolution photo to arts@flymemphis.com. The judges will be looking for authenticity and originality as it relates to the overall sample. We encourage each student to avoid filters unless the filter assists in the overall vision. Student submissions MUST include student name and title of the photograph, but not the school. For example: “Joe Smith – Memphis Sounds.”   


Final selections may be reproduced for the sole purpose of raising funds for the Memphis International Airport Community Foundation to help purchase the necessary art supplies for the contest. Should the artwork be purchased, any monies collected from this transaction shall be remitted to the student artist.

Sold/Unsold Art:

All pieces sold during the one-year exhibition will be delivered to the respective buyers, and all remaining selections will be returned to the original artist (Date may vary, but approximately May 2025).