Last year our sponsors gave over $366,000 in scholarships and prizes and seven pieces went on to Nationals to claim 1 American Visions Medal, 4 Gold Medals and 2 Silver medals.
Scholastic Newsflash: Scholastic recipient, Corson Androski of Hutchinson, KS was selected to exhibit his photograph in Washington, D.C. for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities exhibit. Quite a honor for him, his teacher, Jack Wilson, and the State of Kansas! Learn more at http://www.artandwriting.org/exhibitions/art-write-now-d-c/
Scholastic Art Award 2013 Submission Information - The Wichita Center for the Arts along with Elizabeth B. Koch, and The K.T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc., will again host The Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition showcase artwork from students in High School and Middle School in Wichita, KS and the surrounding areas.
**There is no longer a limit of artwork submissions per teacher!**
The Scholastic Art Awards 2013 Teachers in our 70 county region will receive packets from the WCFTA. This packet gives you the national website
address for registration. If you are a teacher and do not receive a packet, please follow these 6 steps.
Step 1.Size Limitations: 2-D artwork should not exceed 48" in any direction and, in general, the largest 2-D work that is eligible is 36" x 48." 3-D artwork should not exceed 18" x 18" x 36" in dimensions and not exceed 30 pounds in weight.
Step 2. Register at www.artandwriting.org
Click on "How to Submit Your Work." Then click the appropriate link for teachers or students and it will walk you through the rest of the process.
Step 3. Print. Print 2 copies of the completed submission form and mail one copy with fees by January 11, 2013. Keep the second copy with piece for delivery if accepted.
Step 4. Signatures.
Obtain parent, teacher and student signatures for each form. All signatures MUST be original.
Step 5.Click here to print the Inventory Sheet for your delivery of accepted art work. Note: We are generating the wall labels for the exhibition this year, so you won't need to worry about those. Also, please make all checks payable to WCA or Wichita Center for the Arts.
Art and Photography Portfolios Entries
The following is a list of the additional materials to include with all portfolio entries.
1. Artist's Statement: No less than 300 and no more than 750 words. The statement should be typed on a separate sheet of paper and should address the following questions:
A. Why did select the work you submitted for your Art/Photography Portfolio?
B. How do you hope people will react when they look at your work?
C. What role does art play in your life?
2. Letter of Recommendation: A sealed letter of recommendation is required from an instructor, guidance counselor or principal familiar with the student's work.
3. Eight Works of Art or Photography: This year, Art Portfolios are accepted as digital JPG files on CD-ROM and NOT slides. Accepted Photography Portfolios must have mounted prints AND a CD-ROM of photography.
If you know an individual or a local business that would like to sponsor a student award for this year's Scholastic Art Awards, please click here for the Sponsor Award Form, print it and pass it along.
The Scholastic Art Exhibition
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards offer early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high-school seniors. The awards are national in scope and administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Call Amy Reep for more information (316) 634-2787ext. 226.
Important dates for 2013 Scholastic Exhibition
Remember: All submissions are judged in digital format
January 11, 2013: Digital uploaded submissions are due
January 11, 2013: Submission forms and fees due to WCFTA. Print two copies of submission form; send one copy with payment to WCFTA on or before January 11, 2013 and keep one copy with artwork for delivery upon acceptance.
(Artwork will not be judged if forms/fees are missing. $5.00 per piece submitted, $20.00 per portfolio submitted. There is no longer a limit on the number of pieces a student and/or teacher can submit.)
January 15, 2013: All artwork judged online
January 16, 2013: Teachers will be notified of accepted work
January 16-25, 2013: Delivery of accepted work to WCFTA 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
February 1, 2013: Exhibition opens to public
February 1, 2013: Results on website
March 10, 2013: Scholastic Award Ceremony 2:00 pm
(This ceremony is for all award recipients. Certificates given for American Vision, Gold Key, Silver Key and Certificate of Merit)
March 10, 2013: Exhibition closes
March 10, 2013: All artwork is to be picked up after 4:30, after Ceremony commences.
Students/Teachers will be responsible for shipping artwork to Nationals upon acceptance. All paperwork is mailed direct to student/teachers from Nationals.
*New this year: Artwork pickup will take place at the close of the Ceremony on March 10, 2013. This will eliminate another trip for teachers and students the following week for pick up. Please wait till 4:30 to pull artwork to allow adequate viewing time for visitors that day.