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.

Golden Artist in Residency

Dear Educators of Scholastic Art and Writing Student Award Recipients,

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Golden Artist Colors are partnering to offer an unprecedented opportunity for Educators with a student who received any level of recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Three educators will be invited to participate in a two-week artists’ residency in a sylvan setting in upstate New York through the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation.

For more information and to apply, visit today. Deadline for applications is April 14, 2017.

Golden Educators Residency (pdf)

ESD 121 News and Gatherings

Dear ESD 121,

  All members welcome!

Check out the March – May  2017 Gatherings…

MARCH 2017– Artist and Craftsman Supply, Tacoma. Tour of the store plus a demonstration and studio time for block printing led by store manager and artist Michael Rives. (3 clock hours)

MARCH 25TH, SATURDAY, 11:00-3:00

APRIL 29th 2017 – Daniel Smith art supplies in Seattle.  The emphasis of the day will be on fine watercolors and how to also use student grade materials that are affordable for the classroom. Thom Right will lead a tour of the DS manufacturing center for watercolors and do a demonstration of the materials for us.  This will be a great learning opportunity for teachers to make connections of earth science to the development of artist supplies and tools.(3 clock hours)

 One of our members gave us a challenge for this day to wear recycled fashion and share lesson plans that connect to recycled art.

APRIL 29ND, SATURDAY,  11:00-3:00


MAY 13th 2017 – Is still being planned, but we hope to meet at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington – or somewhere near by from 1:30 – 4:00.  ( 3 clock hours)

No reservation necessary.

Have questions, contact Marta Olson, Co-Chair ESD 121  (


ArtsTime Conference

ArtsTime Conference – Register Now!

What:  The ArtsTime Conference is back!
It’s About Art – It’s About Time!   “Embracing Creativity in the Classroom!”

When: March 11, 2017

Where: Tukwila Community Center

Who: K-8 Educators who are:

      • Interested in getting ideas for arts integration into other content areas – ideas you can take back and use right away!
      • Looking for new ideas to inspire their students.

Cost: $79

Clock Hours: 7 free clock hours

More information:

Registration: Link to registration:

Questions:  Please feel free to contact:

Anne Banks, Program Supervisor for The Arts


Phone: 360-725-4966

Pat Sylvia, ArtsTime Conference Coordinator


Now Taking Nominations for our Annual WAEA Awards

Please consider nominating someone for our annual WAEA Awards. We have a current need for “Tribute Award” Nominations, which we need by the end of February!

This is an award recognizing a lifetime of service and the recipient is usually a career educator who has held a significant role in Arts Advocacy. Often the recipient is a retired educator who has been a WAEA Executive Board member. It is the WAEA highest award.

You may also use this form for other awards, deadline May 2nd.

Attention ESD 121, Check out this Month’s ESD 121 Event

Marta Olson, your ESD 121 Rep has put together some amazing opportunities for her region. Come and join other art educators in your region, get to know one another, and share in some hands on workshops. Have questions, contact Marta

Please DO NOT contact the event locations. Contact your ESD 121 Reps.

FEBRUARY 2017Bainbridge Island Art Museum – The emphasis of this gathering will be on handmade books. (3 clock hours) 

BIAM is an easy walk from the ferry landing in Winslow. Catch the ferry in Seattle as a walk on, and simply walk up a hill from the landing and at the first stoplight is the museum. Great shopping and dinner options in the town of Winslow too!!


Mark your calendars for additional ESD 121 events…

MARCH 2017– Artist and Craftsman Supply, Tacoma. Tour of the store plus a demonstration and studio time for block printing lead by store manager and artist Michael Rives. (3 clock hours)

MARCH 25TH, SATURDAY, 11:00-3:00

APRIL 29th 2017 – Daniel Smith art supplies in Seattle.  The emphasis of the day will be on fine watercolors and how to also use student grade materials that are affordable for the classroom. Thom Right will lead a tour of the DS manufacturing center for watercolors and do a demonstration of the materials for us.  This will be a great learning opportunity for teachers to make connections of earth science to the development of artist supplies and tools. (3 clock hours)

            One of our members gave us a challenge for this day to wear recycled fashion and share lesson plans that connect to recycled art.

APRIL 29ND, SATURDAY, 11:00-3:00


MAY 13th 2017 – Is still being planned, but we hope to meet at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington – or somewhere near by from 1:30 – 4:00.  ( 3 clock hours)

YAM Submissions Due This Friday, 2/17

Don’t forget to take part in this amazing opportunity to support Youth Art Month. Submissions are due this Friday (or) if you are planning to attend the WAEA monthly meeting on Saturday, you may bring your students’ art to Nancy at the meeting.

Lets have an amazing showing of WA student artists, send in your artwork for the show! Find out more HERE

Youth Art Month

Professional Development Opportunity, Art in the Cascades

Arts in the Cascades – Visual Arts

Come spend two nights (March 20th – March 22nd, 2017) in Holden Village with Renee Schneider, a former Disney artist and elementary teacher who runs a non-profit in Orlando, Florida for underprivileged youth (ArtWorks Orlando.) We will have sessions for elementary teachers about integrating visual arts with reading, and for secondary teachers about creative art projects and careers in the arts. There will be other sessions provided by local High School Art Teacher Sue Clouse, and the Holden staff.  Most sessions will be hands-on, and all materials are provided.

$110 includes the boat ride to and from Holden, meals and lodging in Holden Village, materials and sessions.  Parking fees are not covered (at Fields Point Landing or Chelan’s Lady of the Lake boat dock.)  Worth 11.5 CPE credits.

Emily Atkinson

Arts Holden Village

Scholarship Opportunities

Dear Art Educators,

Central Washington University’s Department of Art is pleased to offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to incoming students who plan to major in Art. These scholarships range in amount from $500 to $5,000 and their individual requirements can be viewed here.

In addition, CWU offers Merit Tuition Awards up to $4000 and you will find more details about those awards here. Scholarships and awards submission deadlines are quickly approaching, so make sure to apply right away!

Please share this information with your students. We would also love for them to come and visit us so we can give them a VIP tour of our facilities. For additional information about the Department of Art and to arrange a tour, please contact us at (509) 963-2665 or by email. You can also visit our email address.

Gregg Schlanger, Chair
Department of Art
Central Washington University


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

Deadline Extended, Submit Your Art!

The Maryhill Museum has graciously extended their deadline for the Educators as Artist’s call. The new deadline is Saturday February 4th. We would like to have a strong showing of WAEA Member Art.

This is an opportunity to display our work in an exquisite museum setting. So if you’ve been considering which pieces to submit, now is the time. For this week all we need are digital photos of the two pieces you wish to submit, with Title, Year Produced, Dimensions, and Medium. No need to ship anything until after the juried selection process.

Our strength in numbers will expand our footprint and open doors to more exhibit venues.

 Submit images and info to

Thank you for your consideration and have a Great Week!

Ed Crossan

——————- More information regarding the exhibition ——————–

Maryhill Seeks Teachers for Art Exhibitions in 2017
Washington and Oregon Educators will be Featured in Museum’s Education Center

(GOLDENDALE, Wash.) – 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 February 4, 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

Don’t forget to vote. Help us select the next president-elect!

2017 Board Election

With the changing of the presidents at the 2016 Fall Conference from Pamelia Valentine and Mari Atkinson over to Mandy Theis and Cynthia Gaub… an important vacancy needs to be filled. The President-Elects serve an important role on the board, while soaking in all the board policies and procedures so that they can take over in 2 years.Any current WAEA member can vote in this general election.

Find your Voting Ballot here

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

Congratulations Joye Melby and Trinity Osborn, Art Educators and Exhibiting Artists

The Lynnwood Convention Center and Schack Art Center are working together to display art from local artists throughout the Convention Center. Congratulations to two of our own, art educators Joye Melby and Trinity Osborn, for being selected as two of the nine artists exhibited.

The exhibitions are rotated twice a year and with each installation there is an Artist Reception where the artists themselves can talk about their work and answer questions from the public. The mediums vary from painting, photography, and mixed media to contemporary quilting.

Let’s show our support and attend the artist reception. Join us February 8th, 2017 from 6-8 PM, for the Lynnwood Convention Center’s bi-annual art reception. Come enjoy an evening with our featured local artists, to learn about their showcased artwork. Hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and a no host bar will compliment this evening’s showcased pieces of artwork. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Artist Reception

February 8th, 2017

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

This showcase was made possible through the partnership with the Schack Art Center in Everett and the Lynnwood Convention Center. The art can also be viewed during regular business hours, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday- Friday. To learn more about our featured artists, please visit The Lynnwood Convention Center’s website.

  Joye Melby 

Joye Melby, artist and educator, has loved being involved in the art-making process for as long as she can remember. Her love of the creative process led her to a career in art education where she could share that passion with her students. Before and throughout her teaching career, Joye created and exhibited her work in many Northwest galleries and has continued to pursue her passion for painting in retirement.

The current works on exhibit are a diversion from her usual human image paintings but are consistent with previous work in her use of color. Her work with Cyrus Running at Concordia College triggered Joye’s love of design elements. In this “Ukiyo-e” series, Joye investigated the possibility of using sections of Japanese prints (kimonos) as abstract design, developing them into flowing, colorful canvasses. The kimonos, treated as flat and linear in the prints, take on a dimensional quality once again in this series of paintings.


  Trinity Osborn

Trinity Osborn is known for her works and images that convey texture, askew arrangements of elements and address concepts of insightfulness and inquisitiveness. She strives to capture everyday slices of time and bring attention to them. Viewers are invited to look closer at that which is and has been experienced on a daily basis in hopes to see the truth, goodness, and beauty that lies within. Trinity Osborn received her BA in Studio Art from George Mason University’s Institute of Art in 2001. She is a local artist from Monroe, Washington. When not in the art studio, Trinity shares her passion for the arts with teenagers as a high school visual arts educator. She focuses on the theoretical assets of art, aiming to depict the complications of life through a combination of color, textures, and symbolism.

The following series is titled “Spark” and was created to ignite one towards virtuous acts within community (from generosity, joy, creativity, compassion, integrity, and courage). These paintings challenge a viewer to see past a chromatic outlook and kindle a virtue that could be a catalyst or “spark” that spreads from one person to another. These works are meant to be visually bright, stimulating and encouraging.