Started in 2004, the Westside Art Show (WAS) is an invitational, juried exhibit held in the Spring semester of every year. WAS highlights the best artwork from high schools west of the Rio Grande in the greater Albuquerque area. This annual event has received national endorsement (National Endowment for the Arts), draws hundreds of students, parents and community leaders, and has been featured in local media.

Each participating school enters a set number pieces of student work. From all the entries, a juror chosen by one of the schools selects the cash-prize winners in each category, as well as a Best of Show award.

WAS has received great support from local businesses. For the 2009 show, WAS sponsors gave out $975 to local high school art students.

Thank you 2010 sponsors!
Anonymous Donor
Artisan in Albuquerque
Bernalillo High School
Bob's Painting
Cibola High School
Dion's Pizza
Dr. Beth Miller, UNM West
Lastrapes, Spangler, & Pacheco
Molokai Girl Studio
New Mexico Clay
Rio Rancho Art Association
RRHS Visual Art Dept.
Rio Rancho Printing
Rose's Pottery House
Cleveland High School
Weems Art Gallery
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