Saturday, April 23, 2011

Our Annual Art Show

We have an annual District Art Exhibit which includes all 23 schools in our K-8 urban district. This year our show runs from April 18th - May 10th.

We display at the local shopping mall. Each school has a 6-sided panel (3' x 6' panels, hinged together) to display 2D work and an 8' foot table for 3D work.

The panels are set up inside by one of the main entrances to the mall and down the center aisles by stores.

Tables with the 3D artwork are arranged together in an open area.

There are awards given - one Best of School along with 1st through 4th place ribbons (5 of each). Teachers work in pairs to judge each others work. Later a team of 3 judges - not affiliated with the District - award Best of Show ribbons for 2D & 3D in different age categories.

I send parent letters home with every student whose work was included - this year we had a total of 101 2D & 3D artworks. An award ceremony is held on the last night of the show at one of our schools for those winning Best of Show, Best of School and 1st prizes so letters go out to those specific students as well. Those honored receive 'prizes' of art supplies.

I'll be posting some of the 2D and 3D work that caught my eye at this years' show over the next few days.

Stop by the blog There's a Dragon in My Artroom to learn how other bloggers organize their shows...

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