Student Arts Expo
March is Arts in Education Month at the Creative Arts Guild and the 54th annual Student Arts Expo is a big part of the celebration. All Whitfield/Dalton and Murray County public, private and homeschool students are invited to exhibit their art. Attached you will find information regarding Student Arts Expo 2017. All Pre-K through 12th-grade exhibitions will be on display March 3rd - March 24th to allow time for families and friends to see the student artwork. Elementary and Middle Schools will exhibit in the Performance Hall and High School students will be in the Main Gallery.
The Student Arts EXPO 2017 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, 706-278-0168.
Student Artists Awards will be posted during the Friday Artist Reception March 3rd, 5:30 – 7:00.
Congratulations to all of our 2017 Student Artists!
This year's winning students are:
|Pre-K||First Place Kayla Chamul People Eating Ice Cream Murray County Pre-K
Second Place Jacqueline Ochoa Mom Growing An Apple-Lemon Tree Murray County Pre-K
Third Place Sofia Vasquez Pink Rocks Park Creek
Honorable Mention Liam Huggins Snowman Murray County Pre-K
Honorable Mention Gage Miller A Bunch of Nice Spiders Murray County Pre-K
|Kindergarten||First Place Christopher Jimenez Blue Dog Dreams Varnell
Second Place Rocio Sandoval Splat Varnell
Third Place Melody Zamora Shape Roan
Honorable Mention Maria Estrada Untitled Varnell
Honorable Mention Miklayne King Self-Portrait Westwood
|First Place Adrian Arguelles Luy Brookwood
Second Place Perla Hernandez Primary Color Monster Roan
Third Place Kamilla Torres Untitled Brookwood
Honorable Mention Aaron Vega Untitled Brookwood
Honorable Mention Wells Wilkerson Pointillism Apples Westwood
|Second Grade||First Place Reece Elliot Summer Time Varnell
Second Place Melanie Fernandez Ice Cream Cone Roan
Third Place Lizzie Reese Untitled Brookwood
Honorable Mention Andrea Hernandez Eric Carle Fish City Park
Honorable Mention Taylor Nietzsche The Giraffe Park Creek
Honorable Mention Andrea Suarez Giraffe World Park Creek
|Third Grade||First Place Macy Duarte Untitled Brookwood
Second Place Lexi Douglas Blue Dog Varnell
Third Place Sofia Mendez Eric Carle Fish City Park
Honorable Mention Yuridia Pimentel Laurel Burch Cat Roan
Honorable Mention Diego Cuna African Safari Park Creek
|Fourth Grade||First Place Leslie Hernandez Spirit Tree Park Creek
Second Place Hope Hambrock Untitled Brookwood
Third Place Gonzalo Barajas Chinese New Year Rooster Roan
Honorable Mention Laila "Sloan" Pender Untitled New Hope
Honorable Mention Eugenio Trujillo Tropical Toucan Roan
|Fifth Grade||First Place Luke Greear Untitled Christian Heritage
Second Place Aaron Alvarez Space Westwood
Third Place Elizabeth Somers Fox Westwood
Honorable Mention Zury Ramirez Fantasy Animal Eye Roan
Honorable Mention Carlos McKee 3D Thiebaud Cake Roan
|Sixth Grade||First Place Lele Lama Portrait Dalton
Second Place Lilly Woodring Untitled Valley Point
Third Place Daria Lorimer Portrait Dalton
Honorable Mention Leo Medina Iron Bird Dalton
Honorable Mention Katie Rose Stanfield A Beautiful World Christian Heritage
Honorable Mention Neida Robles Untitled Valley Point
|Seventh Grade||First Place Sophia Waugh Innocence Christian Heritage
Second Place Carter Jones Bobble Head Valley Point
Third Place Lucy Miranda Untitled Valley Point
Honorable Mention Camey Rettew Untitled Valley Point
|Eighth Grade||First Place Sarah Fowler Untitled Dalton
Second Place Ramon Garcia Untitled Valley Point
Third Place Denise Moreno Untitled Valley Point
Honorable Mention Lindsey Caldwell The Reader Westside
Honorable Mention Abigail Hernandez Untitled Valley Point
|Ninth Grade||First Place Debbie Paniagua Mercy Northwest Whitfield
Second Place Baneza Mejia Peacock North Murray
Third Place Scarlett Horner Wendigo Northwest Whitfield
|Tenth Grade||First Place Laken Land Agony Is Triumph Dalton
Second Place Emme Steed Implicit Demand For Proof Christian Heritage
Third Place Hunter Cloer Boots North Murray
Honorable Mention Lara Edgeman Starry Starry Night Christian Heritage
Honorable Mention Maxmara Miranda Shine Dalton
|Eleventh Grade||First Place Sydney Stafford Identity Christian Heritage
Second Place Adriana Gutierrez Lidia Murray County
Third Place Hannah Holsomback Untitled Coahulla Creek
Honorable Mention Melissa Moctezuma Untitled Southeast
Honorable Mention Morgan Young Seasons Dalton
|Twelfth Grade||First Place Laura Shaheen Picture Window Dalton
Second Place Licet Hernandez Seikatsu Dalton
Third Place Allen Zhang Untitled Christian Heritage
Honorable Mention Juan Gonzales Flowers and Secrets Dalton
Honorable Mention Jennifer Bermudez Color My World Murray County
Honorable Mention Lupita Ferreira Chameleon Batik Dalton
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.
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, 706.217.6677.
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.
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 for the regular art exhibit. Each winning classroom in the above categories will receive a $100 award.
|Art Pick Up||Monday - Tuesday, March 27th - 28th
All work MUST be picked up by Tuesday, March 28th 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.