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Art of Excellence

11/30/2015 @ 3:00 PM

THE CONTEST

Creativity gets its due with Art of Excellence 2015, a contest that encourages submissions from student artists across Oregon.

Each student may enter one piece of artwork that is designed around a theme. All two-dimensional media, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and mixed media pieces, will be allowed. A statewide panel of experts, including Oregon Arts Commission  and Oregon Department of Education staff members, professional  artists and teachers will judge submissions using a matrix emphasizing originality, technical skill and personal vision. Winning selections will become the property of ODE and be displayed at the Capitol, as well as other locations around Salem. Classrooms of winning students will receive supplies to pursue creativity and expression. 

TIMELINE

Submissions are due November 30, 2015 and winners will be announced by January 31, 2016.

THEMES

Students may choose from one of these themes:

Oregon’s natural landscapes, symbols or history
Students in action — learning, community, friendship, service and commitment to excellence
STEAM & the Future (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)

RECOGNITION

Winning selections will be displayed at the Capitol, as well as other locations around Salem. Classrooms of winning students will receive supplies to pursue creativity and expression.

For contest guidelines, directions on submissions and a form, visit https://sites.google.com/a/oregonlearning.org/art-of-excellence/, or click here.