The Coastal Discovery Museum, in partnership with the USCB Center for the Arts, will host the first county-wide juried exhibition featuring the best artwork from area high school students.

Student works submitted for the inaugural High School Regional Art Competition will be on display in the Museum’s main gallery March 11 through April 15. An opening reception will be held March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m., with awards announced at 6 p.m.

Submissions were received from Battery Creek High, Beaufort High, Bluffton High, Bridges Prep, Hilton Head High, Hilton Head Prep, Island Academy, May River High, and Whale Branch Early College High. Works include painting, drawing, photography, digital art, mixed media, ceramics, and 3D design.

The exhibition will be juried by internationally recognized collage and mixed media artist James Denmark, Savannah-based painter and gallery director Carmen Maria Aguirre, and photographer and educator Mel Schnur. Monetary awards for the top entries will be announced at the opening reception.

The promotional postcard selected from a number of submissions was designed by Chelsea Fleming of Hilton Head Island High School.

Coastal Discover Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.For more information, visit