Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month information is out….

2017-2018 WAEA-YAM Deadlines and Important Dates

Flag/Banner design – Due Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

Fri., February 2    Flag/Banner designs due digitally to Nancy Jordan at
March 2                Design made into vinyl flag/banner and shipped to national YAM chair in Wisconsin
March 22-24        Flag/Banner and YAM student artwork displayed at NAEA-YAM Museum in Seattle, WA
Fri., May 18          Flag/banner presented at OSPI High School Art Opening in Olympia, Washington, 1-3 p.m.


Student Art Exhibition – Due date: Friday, February 16, 2018 (MSD school district closed Feb. 20-24)

Fri., February 16     Artwork due to Harbour Pointe Middle School, Mukilteo, WA by 4 p.m.
Wed., February 28 Artwork judged by Schack Art Center staff, and teachers informed
March 1-April 16    Exhibition Dates, Schack Art Center, Everett
Thurs., March 8      Awards Celebration, Schack Art Center, Everett, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Find out more on the YAM page

2017-18 YAM Information and forms (DOWNLOAD)

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

Step-by-Step Instructions


Password Request

Washington State Fair Jr/Sr High Art Show on-line Entry Registration


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  |

253-848-1671 |

110 9th Avenue SW | Puyallup, WA 98371

Washington State Fair, Sept. 2-25, 2016 (Closed Tuesdays)

OSPI Art News and Notes


New Arts Learning Standards – Formally Adopted!

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal formally adopted the new Arts Learning Standards for Washington at a spectacular event at Elk Plain School of Choice in the Bethel School District. The students performed an amazing showcase of the arts that included band, orchestra, choir, musical theatre, and first graders tap dancing. “Education involves the whole child,” Superintendent Reykdal said. “The arts are a part of that. They engage all learning styles, and they lead to powerful and life-long habits, such as creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. The arts provide our students with keys to understanding the world around them and strategies for learning, interpreting, and expressing their thoughts.” A huge “thank you” goes to the Arts Cadre of Educators representing Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts who worked to carefully review the standards and provide additional content with Suggestions for Students and Examples that will support these standards. To view the new standards, please go to:


The Superintendent’s High School Art Show

High school students from all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) have been participating in the ESD Regional shows that have been taking place in March. Finalists from the regional shows are moving forward to the state show and will be on display at OSPI from April 3 – June 1, with a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, May 19 from 1–3 p.m. at OSPI. For more information, please go to:

iGrants Reporting OSPI Bulletin B001-17: 2016-17 details the annual reporting requirements and timelines related to the implementation of assessments and other strategies in Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Fitness (RCW 28A.230.095), and for Educational Technology (RCW 28A.655.075). The deadline for the form package is June 30, 2017. For more information, please go to:

My Public Art Portal – The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)

To view the State Arts Collection through “My Public Art Portal,” a searchable, web-based database holding more than 1,300 of the Collection’s 4,500 artworks, please go to:

Story House: Select Works by Women Artists of Color

In celebration of Women’s History Month, My Public Art Portal presents a selection of figurative, narrative, and conceptual artworks in the State Art Collection created by sixteen women artists of color. Representing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and creative processes, these artists are unified by the expressive power of their work. Click artwork titles to explore the artists’ varied investigations into identity, gender, heritage, community, and social justice. To view this collection, please go to:;id=28;type=901


2018 WMEA Conference

Session proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 Washington Music Educations Association (WMEA) conference to be held in Yakima, February 15-18, 2018. Deadline for submitting proposals is April 15. For more information, please go to:

Adding the “A” to STEM

Learn how to embed visual art concepts and connections into the STEM areas and establish authentic ways to guide your students toward creativity, collaboration and engagement. This class takes place on April 19, 26, May 3, and May 10. For more information and a registration link, please go to:

Arts Opportunities for Students and Teachers at Centrum

Located in Port Townsend, Centrum, in partnership with OSPI, gathers young artists, scientists, and teachers together. Artists working in the fields of visual art, writing, theater, movement, and music will provide young artists opportunities to learn new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. Opportunities in 2017 include:

Western Governors High School Art Competition

The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce “Celebrate the West,” a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017. For more information and a link to the entry form, please go to:

UW Climate Change Video Contest

The UW Climate Change Video Contest is open to high school students. The deadline is April 30, 2017. For more information, please go to:

Creative Advantage Workshops – Teaching and Learning with LBGTQ Youth

This interactive workshop unpacks strategies and techniques to help highlight the perspectives of young people, offering critical insights and personal experiences. Participants will gain skills and techniques to build community in diverse classroom settings. Open to any interested teaching artist, community organization, arts advocate, teacher, or arts specialist. To register and learn more about this workshop and others the Seattle Art Museum is offering, please go to:

Writing, Art, and Film Contest for Students

The Holocaust Center for Humanity is sponsoring a writing, art, and film contest that is open to students in grades 6-12. The entry deadline is May 1. For more information, please go to:

If you have news that is of a statewide interest and you would like to it have considered for inclusion in this newsletter, please submit to:

Enjoy the arts!

Anne Banks, Program Supervisor
The Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Phone: 360-725-4966

Call for Submissions, Maryhill Museum of Art


Open NOW till March 10 – March 31

Do you know an exceptional art student who would like a broader experience in the art world? Maryhill Museum of Art invites high school students from Washington and Oregon to participate in a juried exhibition in the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center Gallery.

Artwork by Washington students will exhibited May 5  to June 16, 2017

Click here for a PDF with more information, submission requirements and deadlines.

Attention Photography Teachers!

Dear High School Photography teachers,

I’ve attached three items of interest for you:

1) 2017 Rules for the Washington State High School Photography Competition.

Deadline for entry is April 29.

2) A poster to display in your classroom announcing the contest.

3) Photography Instructor Roundtable registration form.

Date: Saturday, May 13 at Kenmore Camera

This is a great opportunity to gather with other photography instructors to learn and share.

Clock hours are available for this event.

Find all the forms you’ll need (HERE):

Contest Poster

Contest 2017 Rules

Instructor ROUND TABLE  From, 2017


Kelly Atkinson

A Call to Artists

The Washington Associaoin for Bilingual Education is please to announce an open call to WA artists. The WABE Board will select one artist’s work for promoting the 2017 Anuual WABE Conference, in Yakima, WA.

The selected artist will receive:

  • $500 award
  • recognition in conference materials
  • complimentary conference registration
  • vendor space to promote & sell their work

Download Guidelines at:

2017 WABE Artist of the Year flyer

Snohomish County Scholastic Art Award Winners

Congratulations to all the 2017 Scholastic Art Award Artists! (Find out more here)

Scholastic Exhibit Dates for 2017:

Feb. 1-26, Regional Scholastic Art Portfolios Exhibit. EYA Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 10-6 pm; Sat., 10-5 pm; and Sun., 12-5 pm.

Feb. 6-26, ALL AWARD WINNING ENTRIES Regional Scholastic Art Exhibit. Mezzanine Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 10-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10-5 p.m.; and Sun., 12-5 p.m. Exception: Wed. Feb. 8, 10-9 p.m.

Feb. 8, 5-9 pm Regional Scholastic Art Exhibit Opening Reception to honor local student artists.

Feb. 8, 6:30-8pm Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony will be held to honor regional and national award recipients. (Everett Civic Auditorium)

About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:

This program gives thousands of students throughout America the opportunity to broaden their creative horizons while earning local and national recognition. The objective is to foster the confidence of young artists and give them the opportunity to be recognized for their creative achievements by the world at large. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923, and have become the nation’s largest and longest running program of its kind.

Regional Scholastic Sponsors:

The Boeing Company
BNSF Railway Foundation
City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission
Everett Public Schools

Online galleries for images will be available in early March 2017.

2017 Regional Scholastic Award Winners:


Edmonds-Woodway H.S.  Hannah Noh

Mariner H.S.  Kristina Golonko

Meadowdale H.S.  Mckenzie Beavin

Stanwood H.S.  Amanda Parks

The Art Workshop  Ella Corwin



Cascade H.S.  Megan Carnahan, Carmen Hager, Nhi Luu

Edmonds Woodway H.S.  Jessica Fagan, Hannah Noh

Everett H.S.  Noor Al Huda Al Ghezi, Kaylee McDonald

Explorer M.S.  Connie Chen

Glacier Peak H.S.  Madison Davis (2), Tara Reckling

Harbour Pointe M.S.  Angelia Jarman

Henry M Jackson H.S.  Kelly Boal, Sarah Kang, Nicole McCarter

Hidden River M.S.  Rachel Sheldon

Home School  Abigail Dahl (2)

Home School (Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center)  Willow Cook (2)

J Art Academy  Yohan Cho, Emily Kang, Eunice Kim, Danika Kwak, Erin Park, Sungeun Park, Jenny Ro

Kamiak H.S.  Nadia Domnina, Tania Kerpan, David Kim, OhnShim Kim, Maddie Ludgate, Antonio Mejia Wolf, Jacqueline Oswalt, Yea Rin Park (3), Elise Petersen, Angeline Phan

Lake Stevens H.S.  Florian Dassow, Julia Mott, Alana Smutz

Madrona Elementary School  Giselle Iseli

Mariner H.S.  Kristina Golonko (2), Miah Quesada, Drake Synder

Marysville Arts & Technology H.S.  Kurstin Dumont

Marysville Pilchuck H.S.  Aitana Bonneau-Messarina, Kristy Protzeller, Bryson Sundseth

Meadowdale H.S.  Mckenzie Beavin, Jonathan Walzer

Monroe H.S.  Maddy Axelson, Jenna Davis, Alissa Kraft, Julia Paulson

Olympic View M.S.  Corinne Brown, Jennifer Han, Eleanor Whalen

Port Susan M.S.  Marina Yinug

Sky Valley Education Center  Jerri Brower (2), Aidan Emmons, Annika Lee, Maia McGrath, Abigail Spurling

Snohomish H.S.  Hilary Andersen, Rachael Baughman (2), Kaitlyn Lindsey Gore, Nolan Harris, Haylee Hines, Haylie Irving, Abbi Stempak

Stanwood H.S.  Be’Lit Garrity (4), Amanda Parks (6), Veronica Velazquez (2), Nicole Wierman

Stanwood M.S.  Madelynn Shelly

The Art Workshop  Ella Corwin, Sarah Forrester, Erica Gan, Grace Hettinger

Valley View M.S.  Molly Gray

Voyager M.S.  Kaelana Brown, Justin Dobrescu, Aliyah Fedorov, Trevor Mcnamara, Darya Yemets


Cascade H.S.  Ashley Sedgwick, Alexis Studeman, Noah Winters

Edmonds Woodway H.S.  Hollie Hutchison, Tina Masoum (2)

Explorer M.S.  Andrew Le

Glacier Peak H.S.  Conner Barrett, Hayden Bong, Breaonna Brask, Justice Johnson, Nate McGaw, Nate Spurling

Harbour Pointe M.S.  Jordan Schierbeek

Henry M Jackson H.S.  Nicole Anderson (2), Sara Haines, Sarah Kang (2)

Hidden River M.S.  Nathan Duong

J Art Academy  Yosup Cho, Eunice Kim, Edward Lee, Jonghun Lee, Erin Park (2), Hyunbee Shin, Kaitlin Song

Kamiak H.S.  Tania Kerpan (4), Angie Kim, David Kim, Julia Knapp, Jacqueline Oswalt, Yea Rin Park, Angeline Phan, Euna Sung (2), Lauren Towner

Lake Stevens H.S.  Phoebe Hanson, Meghan Lavelle, Alana Smutz, Dante Strothers, Jerome WyCough

Lynnwood H.S.  Natasha Dauenhauer, Chelan Lenay, Doma Sherpa

Mariner H.S.  Angelica Gomez, Victoria Philp (2), Miah Quesada

Marysville Arts & Technology H.S.  Danica Magolhado

Marysville Pilchuck H.S.  Emmorie Boas, Kristy Protzeller

Meadowdale H.S.  Maria Angere (2), Marcee Barnett, Xuan Zhou

Monroe H.S.  Veronica Daudelin, Tanna Desbiens, Liana Lobchinskiy

North M.S.  Sara MacPherson

Olympic View M.S.  Angeline Lajiness, Ainsley Macdonald, April Richards, Jasmine Tran

Port Susan M.S.  Marina Yinug

Sky Valley Education Center  Keri Anton, Jerri Brower, Emma Picard, Lauren Treit

Snohomish H.S.  Jillian Ballas, Rachael Baughman, Makenna Chapman, Addison Croushorn, Ashlynne Lucas (2), Sara Minogue, Laurel Peterson, Abbi Stempak

Stanwood H.S.  Be’Lit Garrity, Allison Minnick, Veronica Velazquez (2)

Stanwood M.S.  Andrew Hill

The Art Workshop  Sarah Forrester, Erica Gan, Grace Hettinger

Valley View M.S.  Chloe Cartier, Erika Dawson, Madison Kendrick

Voyager M.S.  Jordan Lyons, Christine Pham



ACES H.S.  Calvin Taylor

Cascade H.S.  Grace Bingay, J Brown (2), Carmen Hager, Ivan Osorio, Marie Sanyang, Alexis Studeman

Cavelero Mid-High  Makayla Rodino

Edmonds Woodway H.S.  Hannah Noh

Everett H.S.  Rose Martin, Kaylee McDonald

Explorer M.S.  Madison Bansbach, Claudia Czech, Isabella Kazlauskas, Ayden Nelson, Makena Thatcher

Glacier Peak H.S.  Lauryn Ardry, Allison Curtis, Addison Germer, Justice Johnson, Abby Price, Tara Reckling (2), Cooper Walker

Harbour Pointe M.S.  Alyssa Corona, Grace McKee, Evan Tionquiao, Kailey Ziss

Henry M Jackson H.S.  Nicole Anderson (3), Gabriel Cox, Sara Haines, Andrew Hyun, Sarah Kang, Heidi Kim (3), Alyssa Leigh, Justine Teoh, Tanner Thompson

Hidden River M.S.  Nathan Duong, Alyssa Klagenberg, Rachel Sheldon, Madilynn Valencia

Home School (Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center)  Willow Cook (5)

J Art Academy  Alexis Kang, Jonghun Lee, Erin Park, Chris Shin

Kamiak H.S.  Seriana Cross, Ashley Kearney (2), Tania Kerpan (2), Angie Kim, Kristin Kim, Mary Kim (2), OhnShim Kim, Julia Knapp, Maddie Ludgate, Jacqueline Oswalt (2), Yea Rin Park (2), Elise Petersen, Angeline Phan (2), Sydnee Robinson, Christina Santiago, Iman Sohraby, Euna Sung, Lauren Towner

Lake Stevens H.S.  Meghan Lavelle, Bryanna Semeling, Dante Strothers

Lynnwood H.S.  Rohan Kalia, Taylor Langager, Hannah Lundquist, Fabian Ruvalcaba, Amir Seare

Mariner H.S.  Ana Balderas, Kristina Golonko, Daria Hasanbekava, Vanessa Lombos, Nika Prokopenko

Marysville Arts & Technology H.S.  Suzara Mira

Marysville Pilchuck H.S.  Emmorie Boas, Isabela Cruz, Griffin Hubbert, Kristy Protzeller (3)

Meadowdale H.S.  Maria Angere, Milena Povazhniuk (2), Jonathan Walzer

Monroe H.S.  Alex Beauregard, Jayden Diener, Cheyanne Foster, Mikaela Galdo, Tex Gerritzen, Tiffany Koontz, Liana Lobchinskiy

Mountlake Terrace H.S.  Beatrice Enache

Olympic View M.S.  Mary Aleksandruk, Corinne Brown, Jose De Jesus Del Rio, Munira Kurbanova (2), Katerina Maslyanchuk, Mikayla Pham, April Richards (2), Dulce Rivas, Xotchil Silva, Careana Willis

Port Susan M.S.  Marina Yinug (2)

Sky Valley Education Center  Aidan Emmons, Delores McDowell

Snohomish H.S.  Kierstina Andersen, Jillian Ballas, Kimberly Evans, Easton Glaser, Haylee Hines, William Lepoidevin, Ashlynne Lucas, Amber McCall, Sarah Mustafa

Stanwood H.S.  Gracie Brennan, Be’Lit Garrity (2), Luke Grant, Celia Hand, Marqus Holmes, Victoria Humphreys, Aidan Lee, Zoey Palmer, Amanda Parks, Tyrna Teigen, Veronica Velazquez (2), Nicole Wierman (2)

Stanwood M.S.  Bleu Davis, Madelynn Shelly

The Art Workshop  Sarah Forrester, Kenzie Morehead

Valley View M.S.  Gabriella Cahan

Voyager M.S.  Jordan Lyons, Jesus Martinez, Liyah Tesfay, Vivian Tran

Online Galleries

“Celebrate the West” H.S. Art Competition

The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce its 2nd Annual “Celebrate the West”  High school art competition.

Here is a link to this year’s contest:


Have any questions,

Christine Ogsbury

Western Governors’ Association Foundation



NWESD Regional High School Art Show

Dear Art Teachers and other Friends of High School Art,

If you are a high school art teacher, this email is for you!  If you are not an art teacher, please forward to your nearest high school art teacher!  Thank you for your help getting this to the right people.

Let’s be friends!  Did you know?  NWESD High School Art Teachers has a public Facebook page!  Have you liked us yet?

The 2017 NWESD Regional High School Art Show is coming up in February.  It’s time to submit outstanding art from your students!  Winners at the NWESD Regional show go on to OSPI and the Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show.  As promised, OSPI has created an electronic form for registration.  Using this form should streamline the process.  The Art Show application is now open for submission in the NWESD Region.    To access the form you will need an account in the Educational Data System (EDS).  Once logged in to EDS you will see in your applications list something called Art Show (see image below)

Your District Security Manager will give you access.  If you don’t know who your District Security Manager is, please go to: .

Links to the application and the application User Guide (with step-by-step directions) are available at: .

Once inside the Art Show application you will be prompted to enter information about your student’s and their piece of art to be submitted to the show.

I have attached the USER GUIDE to this email.  It provides detailed views of screens and information necessary to create submissions.  Of note:

  • You will be asked for your student’s SSID (Student State Identifier) OR you will need to search for the student using their name and school.  In order to submit student work to the HS Art Show the student must be registered at your school in the CEDARS system.  (CEDARS is the State of Washington data collection database)
  • You will be asked to enter contact, street address and parent information for your student (very much like the paper form you may have used in previous years)
  • You will be asked to describe the art work and add to the submission form what the student says inspired them to create it.
  • A releases and permissions form is inside the tool and you must have this filled out and signed by the student prior to submitting their entry.  You will be asked to attest to the authenticity of each art piece and to commit to attaching the release and permission form to the original piece of artwork.

You may want to read the guide and collect the information you will need prior to submitting the art in the system.  Once in the system this will give us at NWESD numbers for our show in order to plan appropriate and adequate space. The art itself will need to be delivered during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., between Feb 20 and Feb 23 to the Everett School District Community Resource Center at 3900 Broadway in Everett, WA.  Once awards are given, the information will be passed electronically on to OSPI so that they can appropriately anticipate the submission to the Superintendent’s Art Show in April.

Thank you for helping to streamline the Superintendent’s High School Art Show application process.  Please know I am here to support you!  Please ask if you have questions or are unable to make this process work.



Joanne Johnson

NWESD Regional High School Art Show

Curriculum Coordinator

Northwest Educational Service District

Teaching and Learning

1601 R Avenue

Anacortes WA 98221

(360) 299-4046

(360) 299-4070 FAX

Together We Can…

Maryhill Seeks Teachers for Art Exhibitions in 2017

NEWS RELEASE Media contact: 
Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director
(509) 773-3733,
 Maryhill Seeks Teachers for Art Exhibitions in 2017
Washington and Oregon Educators will be Featured in Museum’s Education Center
(GOLDENDALE, Wash., December 19, 2016) – Maryhill Museum of Art, working in partnership with Washington Art Education Association and Oregon Art Education Association, wants to showcase teacher talent.

As part of this new initiative, educators from both states are invited to participate in juried exhibitions in Maryhill Museum of Art’s MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center during 2017.

Washington educators will be featured in an exhibition on view March 15 – April 26, 2017, with submissions accepted between January 4 and January 28, 2017.

An exhibition featuring Oregon teachers will take place October 6 – November 15, 2017, with submissions accepted from August 13 to September 3, 2017.

In order to apply, teachers must be current members of either Washington Art Education Association or Oregon Art Education Association.
Interested teachers can download submission guidelines and further information at:
Questions? Contact Lou Palermo at 509.773.3733 x. 25 or via email at

Housed in a glorious Beaux Arts mansion on 5,300 acres high above the Columbia River, Maryhill Museum of Art opened to the public May 13, 1940 and today remains one of the Pacific Northwest’s most enchanting cultural destinations. The museum was founded by Northwest entrepreneur and visionary Sam Hill, who purchased the property and began building the house with dreams of establishing a Quaker farming community. When that goal proved untenable, Hill was encouraged by friends Loie Fuller, Queen Marie of Romania, and Alma de Bretteville Spreckles to establish a museum.

Maryhill Museum of Art boasts a world-class permanent collection, rotating exhibitions of the highest caliber, and dynamic educational programs that provide opportunities for further exploration by visitors of all ages. On view are more than 80 works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, objects d’art from the palaces of the Queen of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique chess sets, and the renowned Théâtre de la Mode, featuring small-scale mannequins attired in designer fashions of post-World War II France. Baskets of the indigenous people of North America were a collecting interest of Hill; today the museum’s American Indian collection represents nearly every tradition and style in North America, with works of art from prehistoric through contemporary.  

Maryhill’s William and Catherine Dickson Sculpture Park features more than a dozen large-scale works by Northwest artists. The Maryhill Overlook is a site-specific sculpture by noted Portland architect Brad Cloepfil; nearby are Lewis and Clark interpretive panels. Four miles east of Maryhill is a life-sized replica of Stonehenge, Stonehenge Memorial, which Sam Hill built to memorialize local men who perished in World War I. Nearby, the Klickitat County War Memorial honors those who have died in the service of their country since World War I.

The museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 2001 the museum was listed as an official site of the National Historic Lewis and Clark Trail and in 2002 was accredited by the American Association of Museums. In 2012 the museum opened the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing, a 25,500 square foot expansion that is the first in the museum’s history. The new wing boasts the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center, a collections storage and research suite, a new cafe and terrace, and the Cannon Power Plaza with an installation of sculpture, and sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood in the distance.

Maryhill Museum of Art is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $3 for youth age 7-18 and free for children 6 and under. Admission to the Stonehenge Memorial is free; it is open from 7:00 a.m. to dusk daily.

Sandwiches, salads, espresso drinks, cold beverages, and freshly baked desserts and pastries, as well as a selection of local wines are available at the museum’s cafe, Loie’s, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily; the Museum Store features art and history books, jewelry, Native American crafts and other mementos.

Maryhill is located off Highway 97, 12 miles south of Goldendale, Washington. Drive times to the museum are 2 hours from Portland/Vancouver, 3.5 hours from Bend, 4 hours from Seattle, and 1.5 hours from Yakima. For further information, visit

2017 Vans Custom Culture

Reserve your pairs today! Registration is now open for the 2017 Vans Custom Culture Contest.


About Custom Culture
Vans Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets. Vans believes everyone should be empowered to express themselves creatively and should be given the tools to do so.
Custom Culture is a national high school customization competition using blank Vans shoes to be customized around specific themes. Once your school’s designs are completed, they go through a voting process to narrow down our top 50 entries. Then, it’s up to your school and classmates to garner votes from the public to choose our top 5 that go on to compete in our final event. Schools in the top 5 are flown out to Los Angeles, CA to celebrate their artwork and have noted judges votes on the grand prize winning submission, worth $50,000!
NEW FOR 2017!!
We have an additional design component that will be featured on our Vans Customs page. Students are challenged to create a design or print that best exemplifies Technology in Design on a supplied 11×14 sheet of paper.
The winning custom design will be announced on our Customs page ( on Friday, May 5, with the design available for the public to use when creating their custom shoes.

Youth Art Month

The theme of this year’s Youth Art Month is:  United through Art

Youth Art Month (YAM) was started in 1961. It is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs across the Unites States. The National Art Education Association, as a national sponsor through The Council for Art Education, administers the program at the national level, and Washington Art Education Association administers the program at the state level. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including: Problem Solving, Creativity, Observation, and Communication.

There are two ways to be involved with Youth Art Month in Washington State. Firstly, students may submit a design based on this year’s theme, United through Art, for the vinyl YAM flag/banner (designed to hang vertically or horizontally). It will hang at the NAEA Convention YAM Museum in New York, NY, and then be displayed at the Annual Superintendent’s High School Art show in OSPI offices in Olympia, WA. We try to vary the grade level (elementary, middle, high) of the winner each year.  Secondly, teachers may submit student artwork for a juried YAM Student Art Exhibition at the Schack Art Center, Everett.

All students must complete the Artwork/Photography Release Form to participate in any of the YAM activities. Participating teachers must be a member of the WAEA.

Sargent Art is the generous sponsor of the YAM Juried Student Art Exhibition prize structure this year. There is a Best of Show $1,500 cash prize for the winning student, and their teacher receives $2,000 worth of classroom art supplies. The other categories are: one Elementary School winner (K-5), one Middle School winner (gr. 6-8), and one High School winner (gr. 9-12) who each receive $100 worth of art supplies, and their teachers receive $300 worth of classroom art supplies. There will also be a Gift of Participation for each school and Certificates of Participation for each student. The best reward, though, is that all student work is exhibited for a month at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington. Students and their families really enjoy seeing artwork displayed professionally. Teachers, please mat the work ahead of time or ask the YAM chair for assistance/advice on matting artwork. Information, guidelines and necessary documents will be attached in an upcoming email. Feel free to contact the YAM Chair, Nancy Jordan, at

Deadlines and Important Dates

Flag/Banner design – Due Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 12           Flag/Banner designs due digitally to Nancy Jordan at

February 1           Chosen design made into vinyl flag/banner and shipped to national YAM chair in Wisconsin

March 2-4           Flag/Banner displayed at National Art Education Association YAM Museum in New York, NY

May 19                 The student(s) of the winning flag/banner will be recognized at Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show reception and awards ceremony, Olympia, Washington, 1-3 p.m.


Student Art Exhibition – Due date: Friday, February 17, 2017 (MSD school district closed Feb. 20-24)

February 17         Artwork due to Harbour Pointe Middle School, Mukilteo, WA by 4 p.m.

March 1st             Artwork judged by Schack Art Center staff, and teachers informed

March 4-30         Exhibition Dates

March 9               Awards Celebration, Schack Art Center, Everett, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Note from Cornish regarding the Western WA Scholastic Art & Writing


Preparing to help your students enter their artwork into the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards? Here are some tips to help you ensure their entries are strong:

1. A clear image is an effective one! If size allows, scan artwork in the office or with the help of your local copy shop. If a student’s work is too large, photograph the work outside in overcast weather or indoors with even lighting. Be sure to crop to the edges so that there are no distractions from the artwork. If photographing an object, photograph it with a neutral-colored backdrop.

2. Choose to show work that is unique to your students! While class assignments can be great for practicing technical skills as an artist, the judges can see when everybody is sending in the same one. Encourage and guide your students to choose from self-directed artwork or work made outside of class.

3. Work that makes the judges think is often the strongest! Being able to draw like Michelangelo isn’t the only way to win awards. Artwork that conveys a message or demonstrates careful thought about a subject is often just as compelling as traditional work.

We look forward to seeing all the wonderful work our Washington state students have produced this year!

You can find more information about how to submit work by visiting our website here

DEADLINE (for WA State Regional Scholastic Art & Writing, not Snohomish County)

December 15, 2016 (before 11:59pm ET)

For additional questions and support, email Hanna Myers, the Washington State Regional Affiliate Coordinator, at


Sharron H. Starling
Director of Admission
Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora Street | Seattle, WA 98121
206.726.5017| Fax: 206.720.1011


Scholastic information

3 Steps to Enter

1. Sign Up
Create an account at to begin submitting your work to the 2017 Scholastic Awards.

2. Create and Upload Your Work
The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and originality. After you have created your work, you can upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account. Once you have logged in, follow the instructions to upload all of your submissions into the system. Every category has specific requirements so please read the Guidelines and Category Descriptions carefully. Note that you will need your educator’s email address.

3. Send in the Required Forms
After uploading your work, print your submission forms and have a parent/guardian and an educator sign them. Specific Form and Submission Fee requirements and instructions can be found below. Please carefully read through the instructions as you go through the registration process.

Submission Fee

Entry fees are $5 per individual submission and $20 for portfolios. See Fee Waiver information below.

Fee Waiver

Students for whom submission fees would be a barrier to participation may request a fee waiver. Please have a parent or guardian sign the Fee Waiver Form.  Include the fee waiver form when you mail your signed submission form(s) to complete your registration.

Image Requirements

Digital Image Requirements

  • Artwork must be submitted as a digital file in JPG, GIF, or PNG format (PSD, BMP, PDF, RAW, or TIF files are not accepted).
  • Print dimensions must be at least 5” x 7” or approximately 13 x 18 centimeters, and image resolution must be 300 dpi.
  • 3-D submissions may include up to 4 images. Please include a ruler or object for reference to indicate scale in at least one of the images.
  • Submissions allowing for video uploads must be .mp4, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, or .mpeg files.
  • Video Game submissions must be .exe, .zip, .rar, or .swf files, must also include a 250-500 word gameplay summary in the provided text editor, and a gameplay video.

Mailing Address

Hanna Myers
Cornish College of Art
1000 Leonora Street
Seattle, WA 98121


All students will be notified of regional awards by February 3, 2017.


More details to come!


More details to come!

Attention PSESD Art Educators

Dear High School Art Instructors and Administrators,

The Regional High School Art Show sponsored by Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) will be here soon. 9th through 12th grade students (public and private) from Pierce and King county and Bainbridge Island are invited to submit art work. Student art work will be exhibited in the conference center lobby at PSESD (Renton, WA).

Last year’s art show included photography, ceramics, charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, linoleum block print, silk screen, collagraph, collage, glass, metal, jewelry, chalk pastel, oil pastel, mixed media, paper, scratchboard, and wood.


Jan 9-20, 2017: 

Art work accepted at Puget Sound Educational Service District (M-F, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm)

800 Oakesdale Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057

(office closed on the MLK holiday, Monday, 1/16)


TACOMA DROP-OFF LOCATION – Wednesday, January 18: Starbucks, 4756 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA

SEATTLE DROP-OFF LOCATION – Wednesday, January 18: Starbucks, 1962 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA

FEDERAL WAY DROP-OFF LOCATION – Thursday, January 19: Starbucks, 1401 S 348th Street, Federal Way, WA


Feb 13-17, 2017:



Feb 24, 2017: 

Award letters mailed


Feb 17-Mar 15, 2017:

Art Show open for public viewing (M-F, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm)


Mar 15, 2017: 

Regional Art Show Reception and Awards Presentation at PSESD

6-7 pm: Refreshments and Gallery Tour

7-8 pm: Awards Ceremony

There are several organizations that purchase student art work ($200). Washington Federation of Independent Schools, Pierce County Arts Commission and Seattle’s 4Culture also present awards. Central Washington University awards four tuition waiver scholarships (3 -$1000 and 1-$2000).

Each Art Instructor can submit three art works (four, if one entry is from a Special Education student). Special Education eligibility is determined by age (14-21), not grade placement. The student should have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and be eligible for categorical funding in order to be placed in the Special Education judging category.  Special Education entries must be indicated on the Student Registration Form for the regional shows and will be integrated with Regular Education and not identified as Special Education pieces.

Original Artwork – Artwork submitted must be completely original. Do NOT submit any artwork that has been copied, replicated, or manipulated from published photographs, magazines, book illustrations, or other artwork, including the Internet. If a photo is used, the original must be reviewed by the student’s teacher and approved to authenticate originality.

Registration forms will be available starting December 1, 2016, at


Meg Hannan

Regional High School Art Show Coordinator

Senior Coordinator, Arts Education

Arts Impact   Facebook


Puget Sound Educational Service District

800 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Renton, WA 98057

T: 425-917-7942/ 800-664-4549   C: 253-282-4396

TTY: 425-917-7833

check out THE MUSE! Teachers as Artists and Student Artists Call for Art


A Bi-Anual Newsletter for Educators, THE MUSE

As art educators, we are constantly searching out great resources that will enhance our teaching, lessons, and knowledge of what’s going on around us. Check out this neat resource that the MaryHill Museum of Art has available. From museum tours and special events to resources and art show competitions.


Have you heard the saying “the cobbler’s children are often the ones with no shoes?” In many ways, art teachers exemplify this adage, working long and hard to bring out the best in their students, often at the expense of their own creative pursuits.
Maryhill Museum of Art in partnership with Oregon Art Education Association and Washington Art Education Association invites teachers to participate in a juried exhibition in our MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center Gallery, showcasing the state-wide talents of arts educators. Washington teachers will be featured March 15 to April 26, 2017, and Oregon teachers from October 6 to November 17, 2017.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Submit up to (2) hi-resolution images, along with titles, media, dimensions, and the year each piece was made. Include a brief artist statement (500 words maximum). Selected works must be ready to hang on the wall, or in the case of 3-D objects, include a base for display. The jury process is anonymous.
Washington submissions will be accepted January 4 through January 28, 2017; Oregon submissions will be accepted August 13 through September 3, 2017. Email to with TEACHERS AS ARTISTS in the subject line.
Chosen artists will be notified by email; artwork delivery and pick up is the responsibility of the teacher, but Maryhill will do its best to facilitate this. Teachers should be an active member of their state’s Art Education Association, a partner in this endeavor.
Do you know an exceptional art student who would like a broader experience in the art world? Maryhill Museum of Art invites students from Washington and Oregon to participate in a juried exhibition in the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center Gallery. Artwork by Washington students will be hung May 5  to June 16, 2017; Oregon students will be featured June 23 to August 4, 2017. 
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students should submit up to (3) hi-resolution images, along with titles, media, dimensions and the year each piece was made. Include a brief artist statement (500 words maximum). Selected works must be ready to hang on the wall, or in the case of 3-D objects, include a base for display. Email to: with STUDENT SHOW in the subject line.
Washington student submissions will be accepted from March 10 through March 31, 2017. Oregon student submissions will be accepted from May 5 through May 19, 2017.
Chosen students will be notified via email. Artwork delivery and pick up is the responsibility of the teacher, parents and/or student, but Maryhill will do its best to facilitate this.