Student Art Exhibit


Celebrating a new generation of artists.

A key element of the Edmonds Arts Festival’s mission is to promote exposure to art and art education to the youth in our community. Partnering with the Edmonds School District, the Festival is one of the pioneer events in the United States that displays more than 1,000 pieces of art from K-12 students. The 2016 gallery showcased art from 32 Edmonds School District schools, seven private schools and individual Home-schooled students residing within the boundaries of the Edmonds School District. Awards of excellence were proudly sponsored by the Port of Edmonds.


Student Art Participation
Artwork is selected through two different procedures: School Select and Open Class.

School Select – Determined by student population, each participating school is given an allotment of pieces they may display. It is the school’s choice as to how they decide what pieces to submit.
Open Class Select – K-12 student artists who do not have the School Select option, or did not qualify through the School Select program are invited to submit art for consideration through Open Class Selection. Open Class is juried by two professional artists selected by the Student Art Co-Directors.

OPEN CLASS INSTRUCTIONS can be accessed from the Instructions button at the bottom of this page.

Awards of excellence were awarded to outstanding artwork selected by two professional artist jurors. One piece of artwork was selected to be the 2016 Edmonds Arts Festival Student Art Poster. The Edmonds School District Public Relations Office selected approximately 35 pieces of ESD student artwork that is featured on the 2016-17 District Calendar.

Volunteers Wanted
It’s a fun and easy way to support your community, the students and the arts. Volunteer opportunities include exhibit set up, exhibit greeter, exhibit take down. Volunteer registration will begin in the spring. Inquiries beforehand may be sent to Barbara Childs at

2016 Top Honor Student Art Winners
Asher Agol, Westgate Elementary, grade 3, Wild Brown Shoes
Janryk Armamento, College Place Middle School, grade 7, Ballet Shoes
Willow Beane, Sherwood Elementary, grade 6, Serpent of the Depths
Mia Bock, Cedar Way Elementary, grade 2, Sunflowers
Kaitlyn Bonnell, Meadowdale High School, grade 12, Njord
Josie Cameron, Maplewood K-8, grade 8, Untitled
Claudia Cano, Holy Rosary, grade 7, Winter Birch
Charlotte Day, Edmonds Heights, grade 9, Kitty-Cat
Eva Gomez, Sherwood Elementary, grade 3, Dashing Leaves
Caroline Kim, Edmonds-Woodway High School, grade 12, Looking Back
Finn Kralyevich, Brighton School, grade 1, Waterlilies
Taylor Langager, Lynnwood High School, grade 11, Chelan
Rowan Lee, Meadowdale Elementary, grade K, Happy Bird
Cydney Miyamoto, Lynndale Elementary, grade 6, Ascending
Ava Olels, Alderwood Middle School, grade 8, Wisdom
Nazar Patriy, Lynnwood High School, grade 11, Under the Sea
Ella Ray, Meadowdale Elementary, grade 6, Koi Fish Pencil
Clara Rothschiller, Maplewood K-8, grade 4, Winter Birds
Khusbu Shah, Lynnwood High School, grade 12, Jordyn
Madx Steffen, Seaview Elementary, grade 5, Embossed
2016 Poster Winner
Flower Meadow
Julian Gray, Grade 2, Sherwood ElementaryTop Honor Award Examples

Josie Cameron, “Untitled”, Maplewood K-8, Grade 8
Caroline Kim, “Looking Back”,
Meadowdale High School, Grade 12
Kaitlyn Bonnell, “Njord”,
Meadowdale High School, Grade 12

Exhibit Displays More Than 1,000 Pieces of Art