Arts in Education

Student Arts Expo

Student Arts Expo 2018:

March is Arts in Education Month at the Creative Arts Guild and the 55th 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. Attached you will find information regarding Student Arts Expo 2018. All Pre-K through 12th-grade exhibitions will be on display March 2nd - March 23rd 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.

Student Arts EXPO 2018 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.

Student Artists Awards will be posted during the Friday Artist Reception March 2nd, 5:30 – 7:00.

General Guidelines:

Pre-K - Grade 8:
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 81⁄2” 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 20 entries - 5 per grade level, one 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. 

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.

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 school may submit up to one entry per classroom.

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: Monday, February 5th
All Other Spigel Prize Dates Are Listed On Guidelines Sheets
Installation — All Grades Monday, February 26th — Wednesday, February 28th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Exhibit Dates Friday, March 2nd — Friday, March 23rd
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 2nd, 5:30 — 7:00 pm
Art Pick Up Monday - Tuesday, March 26th - 27th
All work MUST be picked up by Tuesday, March 27th by 5:00 pm

Teachers, please download the files you need:

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

Student Tags for Artwork — labels to identify each student's work.

Parent Letter — send this letter to the parent of each participating student.

Spigel Art Inventory Form — use this for any Spigel Scholarship entries.

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