Welcome to VISION 2022

Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation and Coos Art Museum announce VISION 2022, an art competition for high school students from throughout Southern Oregon. “The purpose of the annual VISION exhibit is to encourage gifted high school art students to pursue college study and a career in the visual arts.”

VISION 2022 exhibition opens on Friday, February 25, 2022 and will run through Saturday, April 15, 2022, at the museum in Coos Bay. The Awards will be sent by mail to recipients.

SWOCC campus & Art Dept. tour on from 12 – 3 PM, Friday, February 25, 2022. Please contact Art Professor James Fritz (541) 888-7322 jfritz@socc.edu or Foundation Director Elise Hamner (541) 888-7211 elise.hamner@socc.edu if you are interested in bringing your students on a tour of the Southwestern campus, including the Art Department and Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, prior to the awards reception.

VISION 2020 Exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Friday, February 25, 2022. Opening reception, 3:30pm at the Coos Art Museum. Students can tour VISION 2022 artworks on display in the upstairs Mabel Hansen Gallery and the Uno E. Richter Atrium Gallery.

Awards Ceremony, 4:00pm, Uno Richter Atrium Gallery, Coos Art Museum. Southwestern Oregon Community College will present the VISION 2022 awards to the winners. The top 3 awards include:

Best of Show winner will receive a $250 cash award and a two-year tuition-waiver scholarship to attend Southwestern.

Second Place Overall winner will receive a $100 cash award and a two-year tuition-waiver scholarship.

Third Place Overall winner will receive a $75 cash award and a two-year tuition-waiver scholarship.

We encourage all high school art students within the Southern Oregon region to join us in mounting this important regional show of high school art. For art educators and principals, we have enclosed a packet of forms associated with VISION 2022. Please take the time to review the ENTIRE packet – as each form is needed for accurate documentation. Please notice that the Parental/Guardian Agreement to Enter Form (pg4) requires each student artist and parent or guardian sign and date the form. We appreciate your attention to this extremely important extra step. It is intended to ensure that all participants understand the competition’s rules.

In order to plan VISION 2022 for the best allotment of gallery/exhibition space, we wish to hear from you as early as possible. An email summarizing your ability and level of participation would be greatly appreciated.

Outline Instructions for Receiving VISION 2022 Art Work to Coos Art Museum:
Thursday – Friday, February 17 – 18, 2022, 3pm – 5pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1 – 4pm

Please feel free to contact museum staff directly at (541) 269-3901 at Coos Art Museum if you have any questions.


Leah Ruby
Executive Director
Coos Art Museum