Arts in Education

Student Arts Expo - March 6-20, 2020

Student Arts Expo 2020:

March is Arts in Education Month at the Creative Arts Guild and the 57th annual Student Arts Expo is a big part of the celebration. All public, private, and home school students in Whitfield, Dalton and Murray County are invited to exhibit their art. Below you will find information regarding Student Arts Expo 2020. All Pre-K through 12th-grade exhibitions will be on display March 6 - March 20 to allow time for families and friends to see the student artwork. Elementary and Middle Schools will exhibit in Jonas Hall and High School students will be on display in Gallery Five20. The Bernice Spigel Prize in the Visual Arts recipient will exhibit a body of work in Gallery One11.

Student Arts EXPO 2020 student art exhibitions will be open to the public at the Creative Arts Guild, Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please call the Guild to schedule field trips, 706-279-3129.

Congratulations to our 2020 Student Arts Expo Winners!


Pre-K
1st Place: Colorful Space  by Leila Herz, First Methodist
2nd Place: Untitled by Wendy Perez Adame, Westwood
3rd Place: Untitled by Jeansey Chanchavac, Park Creek 

Kindergarten
1st Place: Lovely Kitty by Charley Cook, Brookwood
2nd Place: The Cat In The Hat by Lucy O’Gwin, Brookwood
3rd Place: Untitled by Renata Brito, Park Creek
First Grade
1st Place: Owl by Burch Gable, Brookwood
2nd Place: Untitled by Regina Flores, Park Creek
3rd Place: Pattern Snake by Lupita Cisneros, Roan
HM: Untitled by Alexi Almonte, Park Creek

Second Grade
1st Place: Sunflowers by Sayani Guijarro Luna, Roan
2nd Place: Chinese Pagoda by Ethan Carrillo, Roan
3rd Place: Untitled by Miguelito Perez, Park Creek

Third Grade
1st Place: Bowl of Apples by Celeste Cortez, Brookwood
2nd Place: Collage Owl by Melody Zamora,  Roan
3rd Place: Galaxy Dog by Leanne Briones, Park Creek
HM: Weaving by Joselin Escobar, Brookwood

Fourth Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Caris Drubnick, Homeschool
2nd Place: The Scream meets Van Gogh by Cora Frye, Brookwood
3rd Place: Untitled by Alexa Perez Rios, Park Creek
HM: Colorful Hands by Lillian Bowers, Brookwood

Fifth Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Chloe Kelley, Cedar Ridge
2nd Place: Untitled by Sydney Brown, Westwood
3rd Place: Untitled by Kevin Gaytan, Blue Ridge

Sixth Grade
1st Place: Shibori by Landyn Vali, New Hope Middle
2nd Place: Landscape by Sofia Gonzalez, Westside Middle
3rd Place: Landscape by Amna Hussein, Dalton Middle

Seventh Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Jazmin Chavira, Dalton Middle
2nd Place: Sunset by Arely Patlin, Eastside Middle
3rd Place: Roses by Savannah Rinehard, Westside Middle

Eighth Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Jesus Guerrero, Dalton Middle
2nd Place: Collage Couple by Samantha Lara, New Hope Middle
3rd Place: Clay Monster by Tanya Camacho, North Whitfield
   
Ninth Grade

1st Place: Alpaca by Audrey Merryman, Dalton High
2nd Place: Markiplier by Cheyenne Green, North Murray
3rd Place: Flight - Cup by Ashley Harwood, Northwest
HM: Autumn by Trinity Bailey, Northwest

Tenth Grade
1st Place: Japanese Montage by Belisa Borrego, Dalton High
2nd Place: Ang by Maria Trejo, Northwest
3rd Place: Untitled by Kayley Howard, Murray County
HM: Slumpbowl by Melissa Gates, Coahulla Creek

Eleventh Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Ashleigh Feltman, Murray County
2nd Place: Bob Marley by Edwin Juan, Morris Innovative
3rd Place: Motel by Alondra Arreguin, Dalton High
HM: Queen Andromeda by Cason Glover, North Murray
HM: Tiger by Jennifer Lopez, Dalton High

Twelth Grade
1st Place: Still Life by Ociel Martinez, Southeast
2nd Place: New Dawn by Jessica Palmer, North Murray
3rd Place: Chameleon by Baneza Mejia, North Murray
HM: Untitled by Sisly Mann, North Murray

Bernice Spigel Prize for Excellence in the Visual Arts:
Caleb Faulknor, Murray County High School


 

General Guidelines:

Pre-K - Grade 5:
Each school may send work equal to 5% of their student population or two pieces per grade level - whichever is greater. One work per student.

All two-dimensional artworks must be mounted on construction paper no smaller than 8 1⁄2” x 11” and no larger than 20” x 24”. We have a limited number of tables available for three-dimensional artworks. All entries must have an identification tag which corresponds to the school’s inventory list

Grade 6-8:
Each school may send work equal to 10% of their student population or two pieces per grade level - whichever is greater. One work per student.

All two-dimensional artworks must be mounted on construction paper no smaller than 8 1⁄2” x 11” and no larger than 20” x 24”. We have a limited number of tables available for three-dimensional artworks. All entries must have an identification tag which corresponds to the school’s inventory list. 

Grades 9-12:
Each school may enter work equal to 5% of their student school enrollment or max of 32 entries - 8 per grade level. One work per student.

All two-dimensional artworks must be securely mounted on mat board and must be able to be installed by push pins or an easel must be provided by the school. Framed artwork must be wired for hanging. Please contact the Guild regarding oversized artwork parameters, 706-279-3129. 

Installation:
Teachers for grades Pre-K – 8 are responsible for hanging their own work. Guild staff will install high school work, while the Spigel winner is responsible for installing their exhibit. In order to preserve our walls please bring work that can be secured with push pins (supplied by the Guild). Framed pieces should be displayed on easels or be appropriately wired for hanging. The Guild has a limited number of easels, if your students need an easel for display please plan to provide your own. All artwork must be tagged and listed on the inventory sheet

Inventory Forms:
Please have the identification tags and inventory sheet(s) completed prior to bringing artwork to the Creative Arts Guild.

Inventory sheets must be provided for each school by grade level, including ART TOGETHER entries.

Awards:
First, second, third and honorable mention place ribbons will be awarded for each grade level. Awards are made based on the student’s ability to use the materials, an understanding of art history or the student’s place in his/her world and innovative individual expression. At least one judge from outside the local education arena will make the selections. 

Art Together Collaborative Classroom Competition Guidelines:

The Creative Arts Guild and the O.N. Jonas Foundation sponsor an art competition for collaborative classroom projects. The winning classroom in each division will receive a $100 cash award to be used for an artist in residence fee, art supplies or other classroom art activity resources during the school year.

Each public school may submit up to one entry per classroom.

Categories:
Grades Pre-K - 2
Grades 3 - 5
Grades 6 - 8
Grades 9 -12

All artwork is displayed as part of Student Arts Expo. Please ensure that the artwork and subject matter are appropriate for children pre-school age and up. Entries may be two or three-dimensional. All entries must include the appropriate hanging material. Entries must be labeled with the students’ names, school, grade level and teacher’s name. Each school is responsible for delivery, installation, and pick-up of entries at the Creative Arts Guild in accordance with the timeline included in the regular art exhibit. Each winning classroom in the above categories will receive a $100 award.

Important Dates:

Spigel Prize In The Visual Arts Senior Portfolios Due For Judging: Tuesday, February 4
All Other Spigel Prize Dates Are Listed On Guidelines Sheets
Installation — All Grades Tuesday, March 3 — Wednesday, March 4
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Exhibit Dates Friday, March 6 — Friday, March 20
Monday — Thurday, 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 — 12:00 pm
First Friday Reception Friday, March 6, 5:30 — 7:00 pm
Art Pick Up Tuesday — Wednesday, March 24th - 25th
All work MUST be picked up by Wednesday, March 25 by 5:00 pm

Teachers, please download the files you need:

General Student Art Inventory Form — use this for individual and collaborative submissions.

Parent Letter (English) — send this letter to the parent of each participating student.
Parent Letter (Spanish) — send this letter to the parent of each participating student.

Bernice Spigel Prize Application use this for Bernice Spigel Prize in the Visual Arts enteries.