The Student Exhibit displays more than 1000 pieces of artwork created by students living in the Edmonds School District. The goal of this popular exhibit is to provide a showcase celebrating the talents and creative expressions of our young artists. The participating students range in age from Kindergarten to 12th grade. This exhibit is proudly sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation which provides Visual Art Grants to many participating schools.
Participation in the Student Exhibit
Eligible students must be in grades K-12 and one of the following must apply:
- currently enrolled in the Edmonds School District or a private school within the district boundaries.
- home schooled or a resident within the Edmonds School District boundaries.
Elementary (grades K-6): Limit 1 piece per student in the show
Secondary (grades 7-12): Limit 2 pieces total per student in the show
The artwork is selected through 2 different procedures: School Select and Open Class.
The art that is juried into the exhibit by each school is called School Select. Participating schools provide a representative to coordinate their jury and entry process. Students should check with their teachers or office managers for information about their entry procedures. The process will vary for each school but can start early in the year, so don’t wait too long to find out.
The Open Class jury process is available for students that do not have the School Select option, like home-schooled students and schools without a representative. Students that were not chosen in their School Select process can also enter the Open Class jury. May 4, 2013 is the last day to enter your Open Class artwork.
Open Class entries can be submitted from noon to 6pm on May 3rd and 9am to noon on May 4th at the Edmonds School District office located at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. You can also make an appointment to enter your artwork earlier by calling (425)431-7115. A digital photograph will be taken of your artwork at the time of your entry. Original artwork is not to be left at the district office. Results of the Open Class jury will be sent by May 25th. If your work is selected by the jury, you will be instructed on where and when to bring your artwork for the Festival.
Artwork will be judged on the following criteria: originality, technique, composition, risk-taking and craftsmanship.
Mediums include oil, acrylic, and watercolor paint, charcoal, pastel, ink, crayon, print work, photography, textiles, clay, fused glass, wood and recycled materials. The size for flatwork should not exceed 24”x36”. All flatwork must be mounted or matted; please, no glass-framed artwork. Stretched canvas must have a wire hanger, no saw tooth hangers. Works that are considered too fragile will not be accepted.
Two professional artists will jury the Open Class entries and also select the Top 20 Best of Show. Each Top 20 award will be recognized by a $50 cash prize. The Pedersen Award will go to a graduating senior displaying excellence in community service combined with a passion for the arts. Nominations for the Pedersen Award are made by the High School Art Teachers.
If you have questions contact:
Co-Directors, Tim Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-431-7115 or Karen Taverniti, email@example.com.
The Student Exhibit involves over 1,000 pieces of artwork from children in Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Edmonds School District. The exhibit is a great experience for our young artists, and with your help they receive the praise and encouragement to further develop their creative talents.