The Santa Clara County Office of Education announces the 2019 Young Artist Showcase:
The competition is open to public school students, grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, in Santa Clara County. This year's theme of "Your Art, Your Story" encourages students to tell their story through their art. Selected artwork will become a part of our Permanent Art Exhibit.
"Any work of Art must first of all tell a story." – Robert Frost
"Every human is an artist. And this is the main art that we have: the creation of our own story."
– Miguel Angel Ruiz
Artworks will be accepted in three (3) categories:
2D: Paintings, drawings, prints, works on paper, canvas, wood, cardboard, mixed media, film/analogue photography. Anything on a flat surface.
3D: Sculpture, installation, glass, metal, ceramics, mixed media with materials coming off the paper, etc. Anything three dimensional.
4D: New media, video, digital photography, illustration, graphic design, photo-shopped images. Anything created on a computer, digital camera, or screen.
Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers are encouraged to submit 2D, 3D, or 4D student artwork for selection into SCCOE's permanent collection. Submissions are limited to one art work per student, and up to 12 submissions per school.
All Santa Clara County public/charter schools and public pre-school programs are eligible to participate.
Winners will be announced online on March 22, 2019 and original artwork must be submitted to SCCOE shortly thereafter. Also, winners will be offered the choice of having their original work or a facsimile added to the permanent collection.
* If a student piece is selected for the Young Artists Showcase collection, it must be delivered to the Santa Clara County Office of Education for framing or photography.
Judging Criteria for Selection into the Permanent Collection. Pieces will be judged on the following (not in order of priority):
1. Expression - proficiency in communicating the theme, an idea, or an emotion
2. Imagination and creativity
3. Effective use of media as related to content
5. Visual impact (i.e., bold, strong)
6. Originality (clearly not derived from other pictures, photos, comics, or other artwork, etc.)
7. Skill in use of media and technique (use of watercolor, crayons, pencil, ink, etc.)
· Effective use of elements of art
· Effective use of principles of design
February 1 – March 14| Submissions of Preschool through 12th grade student artwork and reflection
March 18-22 | Juried selection of student art work
March 22| Winners will be announced online
March 22-29 | Notification sent to winners with request to drop off original artwork to SCCOE
May 21 | Young Artists Showcase Celebration for all grades, 4:30 p.m., SCCOE
ARTIST STATEMENT: We ask that an artist's statement be included with each submission. Students are requested to complete the Showcase Submission Worksheet to prepare for the artist statement question in the submission form. Entries will be considered incomplete unless the artist's statement is included with the art work submission.
SUBMISSIONS: Preschool to 12th grade works will be submitted to SCCOE via online submission form. Winners will be announced online on March 22, 2019 and original artwork submitted to SCCOE shortly thereafter. Also, winners will be offered the choice of having their original work or a facsimile added to the permanent collection.