WA State Fair’s 30th Annual Jr/Sr HS Art Show
Hello Teachers, Students, and Artists:
The Washington State Fair is pleased to offer young artists from the Northwest an opportunity to showcase their best work at the Fair’s 30th annual Junior/Senior High School Art Show. Students, grades 6-12 enrolled in a middle school, junior high, high school or home school equivalent, are invited to participate in what many consider to be the area’s most prestigious show for the artistic community’s younger generation. Thousands of people will view your students’ artwork during the 20 days of the Fair. September 1 – 24, 2017 (Closed Tuesdays & Wed 9/6)
REGISTER ENTRIES ONLINE FIRST between March 1 and June 1
THEN DELIVER ARTWORK ON RECEIVING DAYS
Friday, June 2, 2 pm – 6 pm OR Saturday, June 3, 11 am – 6 pm
BRING TO: Washington State Fair Restaurant Building (see map, pg. 6) Walk in through the Red Gate on 9th Ave SW to enter grounds. Acceptance of art is at the discretion of show management.
Teachers, Parents, and Students are always welcome to deliver art, Students are encouraged to self-submit as well. We look forward to hosting you again this year and have some suggestions that we believe will make the Intake run more smoothly and require less of your time. Please take a moment to go through the following list:
- Schools will be registered 1-school at a time. Mislabeled work will be pulled and placed up front for corrections. Once corrections are completed by the teacher, they can be entered for judging.
- Some classes from prior years are either not used or renamed, so please use the booklet to identify the classes which apply to the artwork you are entering.
- Artwork needs to adhere to the matt board or frame with permanent tape. Larger pieces will require more tape. Glue sticks and lightweight tapes fail in the humid environment of the Fair. We have had instances whereby students’ artwork ends up on the floor when applied with these temporary methods.
- School, student name, and a name of the piece must be on the back of each entry. All labels from prior shows must be removed prior to entering into the Washington State Fair.
- Artwork framed or matted improperly will require correcting prior to being accepted into the Show.
- Students’ entries not present for Intake, will not be accepted. No Exceptions.
Thank you for your attention to these matters. Our goal is to provide your students with an arena to display their creative accomplishments successfully. Your assistance in this endeavor will aid us in achieving that end. We look forward to a very successful exhibit and appreciate the contribution each of you offers with the entries of your student’s creativity.
May is Washington State’s Art Education Month, a time to celebrate and strengthen arts education in our schools for all students. It is a perfect time to demonstrate the value of arts education and to witness and recognize the power of learning through the arts.
Michael J. Hollins, Superintendent Junior Senior High Art
Washington State Fair | www.thefair.com
110 9th Avenue SW | Puyallup, WA 98371
Washington State Fair, Sept. 2-25, 2016 (Closed Tuesdays)