Start Here


Welcome to START HERE, an invitational exhibition featuring student artwork selected by high school and middle school teachers in New York state. Due to COVID-19 we have moved the 2021 exhibition to a virtual setting.

A START HERE promo graphic with work by participating artists.

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 following video. Each recipient was carefully chosen by College of Art and Design faculty and staff. Congratulations to this year's winners! 


Artwork is presented alphabetically by each student's last initial. Due to university policy, we are unable to publish students' full names.

Video Gallery

The exhibition's video submissions are featured below. 

Helena B. (Penfield)

Olecia G. (School of the Arts)

Aleesa K. (School of the Arts)

Charlotte R. (Pittsford Sutherland)

Nash S. (Pittsford Sutherland)

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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