Start Here


Welcome to START HERE, an invitational exhibition featuring student artwork selected by high school and middle school teachers in New York State. The exhibition returned to Bevier Gallery on the RIT campus this year, with a companion virtual awards ceremony!

A promotional poster for Start Here.

Award Winners

We are honored to present awards to a select number of participating artists. Typically, this award ceremony is held during the opening reception of our in-person exhibition, but this year awards are being presented through the below video. Each recipient was carefully chosen by College of Art and Design faculty and staff. Congratulations to the winners! 

*Due to university policy, we are unable to publish students' full names.


We were excited to welcome visitors back to Bevier Gallery for the opening of START HERE on Jan. 14, 2022! 

Photos by Jesse Wolfe '22 and Sophie Proe '24

Helpful Links

Faculty Denton Crawford leads an online still-life demo.

Pre-College Portfolio Prep

This two-week summer workshop allows high school students to prepare their portfolios for college admission, under the guidance of our expert faculty.

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An MST students leads a community youth through an art assignment.

Art Education Master's Program

Our Visual Arts-All Grades MST degree prepares you to teach the next generation of artists while honing your own artistic skills.

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2021 Exhibition

START HERE was held 100 percent virtually in 2021 due to COVID-19. You can find that entire exhibition and awards ceremony on our YouTube page.