Arts in Education

Student Arts Expo

Student Arts Expo 2019:

March is Arts in Education Month at the Creative Arts Guild and the 56th 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 2019 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 2019 Student Arts Expo Winners!

Pre-K
1st Place: Untitled by Jazmin Gonzalez, Park Creek
2nd Place: Isa by Destiny Rogers, Murray Count Pre-K
3rd Place: My Grandma by Aeryian Starling, Westwood
Honorable Mention: Mommy & Daddy by Keidy Gonzalez-DeLeon, Blue Ridge

Kindergarten
1st Place: When I’m 100 by Maya Norton, Varnell
2nd Place: Fall Pumpkin by Peycen Elliot, Varnell
3rd Place: Turkey by Samuel Liu, Brookwood
Honorable Mention: Untitled by Avalynn Chadwick, City Park

1st  Grade
1st Place: Snowman by Mateen Sheikh, Brookwood
2nd Place: Zebra by Maria Garnica, Roan     
3rd Place: Shading by Libba Thompson, Brookwood
Honorable Mention: Peacock by Sophia Blue, Varnell

2nd Grade
1st Place: Gyotaku Fish by Brianna Vidana, Roan
2nd Place: Untitled by Ashley Torres, Park Creek
3rd Place: Fall Leaves by Delaney Reynolds, Brookwood
Honorable Mention: Winter Landscape by Danna Camacho, Westwood

3rd Grade
1st Place: Pear by Clayton Thompson , Brookwood
2nd Place: Untitled by Nareli Mercado, Park Creek
3rd Place: Autumn Makes a Point by Caris Drobnic, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Self-Portrait by Jocelyn Gonzales, Westwood

4th Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Benjamin Bautista, Park Creek
2nd Place: Fall Tree by Georgia Claire Sanders, Brookwood
3rd Place: Wire Sculpture by Daniel Garcia, Westwood
Honorable Mention: Rose by Trinity Paulison, Varnell

5th Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Andrew Rivera, Park Creek
2nd Place: Weaving by Carly Deane Bramlett, Brookwood
3rd Place: Untitled by Xander Queen, Westwood
Honorable Mention: Hidden Country by Anahi Guzman, Blue Ridge

6th Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Delia Flanery, Westside         
2nd Place: Programmed to Receive by Georgia Lee Hegwood, Homeschool
3rd Place: Fall Leaf by Gabriella Martinez, Eastbrook
Honorable Mention: Meadow by Campbell Stockard, Dalton Middle

7th Grade
1st Place: Neon Life by Karla Archila, Valley Point
2nd Place: Percy by Ashlyn Miller, North Whitfield
3rd Place: Olivia by Gabriel Pitts, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Untitled by Juan Ramirez, Dalton Middle

8th Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Leonardo Medino, Dalton Middle
2nd Place: Campbell by Chrissy Garvin, Westside
3rd Place: Ode to Modi by Myracl Cabe, North Whitfield
Honorable Mention: Untitled by Ashton Tanner, Dalton Middle

9th Grade
1st Place: Untitled by Jamie Smith, Dalton High
2nd Place: Litch by Makayla Chastain, Northwest
3rd Place: Untitled by Yasmeen Issa, Dalton High
Honorable Mention: Tulip Mouse by Keela Hight, North Murray

10th Grade
1st Place: Christmas Card by Ansley Patterson, Northwest 
2nd Place: Untitled by Jennifer Lopez , Dalton High
3rd Place: Baldr by Kennedy Walker, Northwest
Honorable Mention: Tuyo by Paloma Vazques, Dalton High

11th Grade
1st Place: Night Lights by Holly Potts, Dalton High
2nd Place: Canela by Shulleyma Centeno, Northwest
3rd Place: Untitled by Emily Jaimes, Murray High
Honorable Mention: Amelia Earhart by Debbie Paniagua, Northwest

12th Grade
1st Place: Tribute to Teacher by Skylar Hegwood, Northwest
2nd Place: Untitled by Annelize Cruz-Juarez, Dalton High
3rd Place: Untitled by Diego Paloblanco, Southeast
Honorable Mention: Steam Powered Ghosts by Dayanara Viella Galeas,  Dalton High

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.