Courting Art Baltimore

2022 Theme "Awaken Baltimore"

Contest Rules and Requirements

  • At the time of submission, the individual contestant must be enrolled at a Baltimore City Public High School
  • Applicant must be a Baltimore City resident
  • One submission per individual for the 2024 Contest theme
  • No limit on submissions per Baltimore City Public High School
  • All works must be registered and the Artist and a parent/guardian must provide a completed  Entry Form before the Artwork is accepted
  • See “What Can I Submit” for specific artwork rules

Theme of Artwork

“Baltimore Bright”


Submission Deadline –  4/2/2024

Any artist planning to submit artwork should contact Betty Gonzales to arrange the safe delivery of their piece prior to April 2, 2024.
Courting Art will work with students and faculty to provide convenient submissions of artwork.  

What Can I Submit?

  • Submissions should be a maximum size of 18” x 24 “and ready to be hung/displayed (matting of work is not required)
  • Name of artist must be clearly written on back of artwork
  • Submissions must be 2-dimensional drawing, painting, or mixed media
  • Photo manipulation art is permissible if the manipulation substantially alters the original photograph.
  • No free-standing artwork.
  • Photographs are permissible if the photographs are altered and manipulated to create a substantially original piece of artwork.
  • Digital artwork is permissible but must be printed by the artist for an original submission
  • No free-standing artwork.
  • As one of the original goals of Courting Art Baltimore is to reduce the stress for litigants and visitors in the Courthouse, depictions of violence or obscenity will be disqualified from display.

Submit Entry Forms to

  • Betty Gonzales:
  • 410-685-1172
  • The Committee reserves the right not to display a submission that may be considered offensive or derogatory.

Additional questions?

  • Please contact Betty Gonzales at or Brian Katzenberg at
  • Please also check periodically for any updates on deadlines, submission locations, and exhibition receptions.

Donate: Calling All Supporters Of Youth Art!

In order to provide prizes to the top artists, as well the ability to professionally reproduce the works of art, the Courting Art Baltimore needs your financial support:

  • Please donate online with the below form.
  • Please make checks payable to Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc., listing Courting Art in the memo line.
  • Please mail checks to 111 N. Calvert Street, Suite 627, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Additional questions? Please contact
Brian Katzenberg at or
Carrie Williams at

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