State-Wide Student Show

2024-2025 IAEA Statewide Student Art Show Submissions are OPEN!

Teachers:

  • You must be a certified art teacher K-12
  • You must teach at an accredited public, private or charter school
  • Student’s Artwork must be created this school year

If selected:

  • You will be sent a link to a Teacher Information Google Form to gather this information:
    • Your contact information
    • Contact information about your student and principal
    • a short lesson description of your student’s chosen artwork
    • an Artist Statement, if your student has either written one or made a video
    • a photo or selfie of you for a slide show… full body or from the waist up
      • parents/students will be asked for a photo or selfie also
  • I will ask you to forward a link to your student’s parents/guardians for their permission & releases this year
  • NEW THIS YEAR: If selected, your Teacher Information Form & your student’s Parent Permissions Form MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024
  • You will need to mail your student’s actual 2D artwork or photograph of your student’s 3D artwork to me by Friday, June 30th
    • NO actual 3D artwork will be displayed. A photograph of the piece will be matted and framed.
    • All 2D artwork and photographs of 3D artwork will get matted professionally, and inserted into IAEA frames to be viewed.
  • You and your student will be recognized at the 2024 IAEA Conference Statewide Student Art Show Ceremony & Reception:
    • October 19th, 2024 in Bloomington, IL
  • The framed pieces will travel to locations throughout Illinois.
  • All original artwork will be returned in November 2026 after traveling.
    • NEW THIS YEAR: Copies of digital artwork and digital images of 3D artwork WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
  • A slide show will be created and located on the IAEA Website.

Judging the show:

  • 45 student artworks will be chosen by the judges.
  • Our judges look for work that demonstrates creativity, originality, craftsmanship, personality/voice, and communicates an idea.
  • Our judging is digital and blind regarding the artists’ identity.
    • Please make sure that your images do not have any identifying  information on them
    • Only the medium and grade level is known to the judges

Submitting:

  • Select up to 10 of your students’ 2D artworks & 3D/sculptural works.
  • Only photographs of 3D work will be accepted, not the original piece for safety sake.
  • Artworks may not be thicker than ½” and all student artwork and/or photographs of 3D work must fit into an 18” x 24” metal frame.
  • The submission form allows for the submission of 10 images at one time, so you only need to submit 1 form with your information, and because each image will be labeled, you will not need to repeat information into the form… uploading the image will do it!
  • Labeling instructions are listed below.
  • Good images…  a really good/publication ready photo of each piece is needed, cropped and ready for the slide show! This image, if chosen, will go straight onto the website, into the slide show, into the Conference program, and onto special surprises we have in store for you and your student artist, so this is really important!

3 Videos to help with taking photographs of student artwork … just click on each image.

  • Label EACH image with the following information IN THIS ORDER, please:
    • Teacher’s first & last name, School’s name, Student’s first & last name, student’s grade level, medium

EXAMPLE:

    • 1. Susan Tiemstra, your school, student’s first & last name, student’s grade level & medium
  • 2. Susan Tiemstra, your school, student’s first & last name, student’s grade level & medium
    • 3. Susan Tiemstra, your school, student’s first & last name, student’s grade level & medium
    • Etc. up to 10 images
  • Artwork will NOT be accepted without labeling on each image!

Deadlines:

  • Submissions OPEN: Monday, Feb 19th
  • Submission DEADLINE: Friday, April 26, 2024 @ midnight 
  • Judging Window:  Monday, April 29 – Monday, May 6 @ 8am
  • Notification: by Friday, May 10, 2024, by Midnight
    • The Submission Window is 10 weeks long.
  • Teacher Information Form & Parents’ Permissions Forms Due: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Curating the show: 
    • Our mission is to advocate for Art Teachers teaching Art Curriculum in all Illinois Schools K-12.
    • Our intent is to showcase as many different art teachers and their students as possible from K-12 with works that exemplify best practice throughout the state.
      • Therefore, if chosen, you will only be chosen once.
    • If you handle all of the submissions for your Art Department or District, please make sure that each teacher’s name is associated with the correct student’s name & that each member you are submitting for is a member of IAEA.

    Advocating for The Arts: The Traveling IAEA Student Art Show:

    • Your student’s piece will travel to locations throughout the state of Illinois in a slide show from November 2022- August of 2023.

    Questions? Email Susan Tiemstra @ [email protected] or text to 1-630-732-5718

You may submit photographs of 3D Student Artwork as part of your submission of “Up to 10 Pieces of Student Artwork” for the Student Art Show!

These Photographs of 3D pieces must follow

the same guidelines 

as any of the 2D artworks you submit

TIPS and image examples for submitting a good photograph of your students’ 3D work are provided by IAEA Member, Dawn Zalkus.

  • Choose the best single point of view of your 3D object. Do not composite multiple points of view
    • Shoot on a neutral background: white, black, grey or a gradient.
    • Look for a contrast between the art object and the background.

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    • If within your budget purchasing a small light tent is helpful (around $100, like this(https://www.amazon.com/Fovitec-StudioPRO-Portable-Photography-Lighting/dp/B00TADBN54?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_13)). The tent helps cut down the glare associated with glazed ceramic or shiny works.
    • Consider asking your theater department or video department to shoot against their curtains.
    • Larger pieces may need to be taken to an outdoor seating such as in nature, against an industrial looking wall or even on a flat cement floor like in the instance of the panther.

    If you have any questions, please email Susan Tiemstra @ [email protected]

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Student Winners!

Kindergarten

Abdur Ahmed

Teacher: Anne Meyer

Stevenson Elementary

Media: Painted heart with tempera paint
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Arianna Williams

Teacher: Michelle Holdman

Congress Park Elementary

Media: Tempera Paint
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Mindy Tapia

Teacher: Colleen Grigg

John Shields Elementary

Media: Winter penguin
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1st Grade

Isaiah Peggar

Teacher: Theresa Fontana

River Trail School

Media: Mixed Media Potted Plants, 12in. X 18 in
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2nd Grade

Daniel Jang

Teacher: Rebecca McNealy

Hickory Point Elementary

Media: Zoomed in flower with bee
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Melanie Wang

Teacher: Katherine Lindgren

Ivy Hall School

Media: Mixed Media Seascape made with oil pastels, watercolor markers, spray bottles, model magic and sharpie
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3rd Grade

Juliet Kator

Teacher: Laurel Scigouski

McDole Elementary School

Media: red monochromatic winter landscape
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Shane Christy

Teacher: Angie Bader

Clow Elementary

Media: Digital Pointillism
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4th Grade

Kevin Gu

Teacher: Hillary Andrlik

Prospect Elementary

Media: A little orange monster eating two broken pencils.
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Osten Bien

Teacher: Rachel McKelvey

Everett Elementary

Media: Grey leopard oil pastel drawing, light grey, dark grey, black, white, light blue and brown at the bottom right hand corner, pink nose.
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5th Grade

Abby Barrueta

Teacher: Michael Freitag and David Kerkemeyer

Marion Jordan Elementary

Media: Abstract acrylic on board multi-colored
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Maya Gasienica-Daniel

Teacher: Heidi O'Hanley

Frank A. Brodnicki School

Media: Acrylic on Canvas, snowman looking up at the moon
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Giarely Godinez

Teacher: Laura Allan

North Elementary School, Villa Park

Media: bird on branch with chalk pastels
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6th Grade

Aminaa Dorjgotov

Teacher: Kelly Sabatini

Marie Murphy School

Media: Sharpie Marker Pointillism Portrait
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Ellie Habashy

Teacher: Liese Hearth

Eisenhower Jr High School

Media: Dragon Eye, made out of Model Magic and paint
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Leah Ryan

Teacher: Laura Frazier

Our Lady of the Wayside School

7th Grade

Eden Mpiranya

Teacher: Heidi Gustas

Bessie Rhodes School

Media: Watercolor crayon abstract landscape.
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Khyla Villaruel

Teacher: Sherri Kushner

Chute Middle School

Media: Underwater surreal cat world
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Kiara O’Connor

Teacher: Amanda Borchert

Old Quarry Middle School

Media: Ceramic Coral Reef Sculpture
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Lina Miteva

Teacher: Carissa Zill

Pleasantdale Middle School

Media: Pen and ink Mushrooms
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Marilyn O’Day

Teacher: Carolyn Zolecki

Hinsdale Middle School

Media: Book tree house
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8th Grade

Audrey Murphy

Teacher: Brooke Young

Martino Junior High School

Media: Abstract Acrylic Painting on Canvas
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Emilia Beduch

Teacher: Elizabeth Farnesi

Wilkins Junior High

Media: Coloed Pencil Flowers and Wasp
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Lias Katz

Teacher: Theresa McGee

Hinsdale Middle School

Media: Japaneese House, low poly effect
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Sierra Dannelly

Teacher: Eryn Blaser

Orland Junior High School

Media: Mixed Media (Watercolor, Sharpie, and Collage)
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Taylor Strapp

Teacher: Donna Davis

Still Middle School

Media: Girl wearing a pencil shaving dress.
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9th Grade

Aidan Quach

Teacher: Aaron Kolkay

Oswego High School

Media: Mixed media drawing incorporating a shaded red Asian temple representing the letter A. Wrapping around the temple is a dragon made up of warm colors with hints of green. Borders to the left and to the right create a woven basket impression and the borders at the top and bottom reflect bamboo and the night sky. The drawing is created and finished with a mix of colored pencil and sharpie.
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Chloe Basenberg

Teacher: Michael Berry

Zeigler Royalton High School

Media: Alcohol marker drawing of a lady in a lounger
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Claudia Quimby

Teacher: Frank Bush

Henry Senachwine High School

Media: Oil Pastel still-life of a vase of Sunflowers
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Lily Fienhold

Teacher: Amber Akes

Marion High School

Media: Light painting using lights in the dark
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Rachel Chen

Teacher: Irene LaPapa

Metea Valley High School

Media: Colored Pencil Still Life drawing on white paper.
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10th Grade

Alia Goldberg

Teacher: Grahame Wilkin

Aurora Christian High School

Media: Acrylic Painting

Ashley Flores

Teacher: Tiffany Insalaco

Bloom Trail High School

Media: Gouache painting with light of a train ornament
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Melanie Chaidez

Teacher: Rebecca Healy

Homewood Flosmoor High School

Media: Oil painting of a tadpole
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Sophia Gray

Teacher: Michele Morris

Willows Academy

Media: Ink artwork using the stippling ink technique skill showcasing a cereal bowl, fruit loops, and a spoon with shadows.
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11th Grade

Aniya Davis

Teacher: Libby McArthur

Evergreen Park High School

Media: It is a Digital Photograph. It is a typology showcasing 24 students hair styles and diversity
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Jessica Dove

Teacher: Daniel Whipple

Oswego High School

Media: Human skeleton gazing upward with arms reaching toward the top left of the painting as golden rays of light beam down with glowing orbs around.
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Kalae Killingham

Teacher: Heather Stanich

Oswego East High School

Media: When creating this piece I wanted to capture what it looks and feels like for African Americans when they wash/do their hair. Washing and detangling afro textured hair is an all day process, and it can be painful to part, but it is worth it to maintain healthy beautiful hair.
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Lillyan Goodgrade

Teacher: Kerry Parrish

Crystal Lake Central High School

Media: Photograph
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Meradith Cunnally

Teacher: Judd Shutt

Crystal Lake Central high School

Media: Digital Illustration created in Procreate
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12th Grade

George Roby

Teacher: Greg Haut

Rockford Lutheran School

Media: A maple medium hardwood Islamic Box
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Jaaniyah Tyler

Teacher: Candi Helsel-Wilk

Homewood Flossmoor High School

Media: Black and white photo. Close up facial portrait behine chain link fence.
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Jenna Lovell

Teacher: Michael Skura

Oswego High School

Media: Watercolor, of a female figure that has hands toward an upward look with a worms eye view from the viewer.
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Micah Wallace

Teacher: Lindsay Patterson

Sacred Heart Griffin High School

Media: Digital Art
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The Student Art Show Opening with the Awards Ceremony & Reception
@ the Illinois Art Education Association’s
75th Annual Conference!!!!
Saturday, October 21, 2023
The Q Center, St. Charles

Student Video & Animation Showcase

Submission Details & Rules for the 2023 Short Videos & Animations Showcase:

Teachers:

  • You must be a certified art teacher K-12
  • Must be an IAEA member at the time of submission
  • You must teach at an accredited public, private or charter school
  • Student’s Artwork must be created this school year

If selected:

  • You will be sent a link to a Teacher Information Google Form to gather this information:
    • Your contact information
    • Contact information about your student and principal
    • a short lesson description of your student’s chosen artwork
    • an Artist Statement, if your student has either written one or made a video
  • You will be asked to forward a link to your student’s parents/guardians for their permissions

Recognition:

  • @ the 2023 75th Anniversary IAEA Conference
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Before the Student Art Show Award Ceremony & Reception, TBD
  • Your student’s video will be featured in the Student Video & Animation Showcase
  • You and your student will be recognized on stage

Judging the show:

  • Our judges look for work that demonstrates creativity, originality, craftsmanship, personality and communicates an idea.
  • Our judging is blind… judges see the grade level & the program used

Submitting:

    • 5 videos and/or animations per teacher
      • Videos may be created by individual students or small groups
      • (don’t forget grade level for each student, please)
    • Submissions should be in .mov, .mp4, .m4v, or gif format.
    • Images, video footage, audio files must be 70% created by student (any other supporting media must be copyright free).
    • Length of media submission:
      • 1 minute or less @ Elementary Level
      • 3 minutes or less @ Middle School & High School Level
    • Videos and/or Animations must have been created during the 2022-2023 school year
    • Label EACH Video/Animation with the following information IN THIS ORDER, please:
      • Teacher’s first & last name, School’s name, Student’s first & last name, student’s grade level, Digital Program used & sound/no sound indication
  • EXAMPLE:
      • 1. Susan Tiemstra, your school, student’s first & last name, student’s grade level, FlipaClip, No sound
      • 2. Susan Tiemstra, your school, student’s first & last name, student’s grade level, FlipaClip, Sound
      • Etc. up to 5 videos and/or animations
  • Upload video/animations to ONE FOLDER in Google Drive or Dropbox. Get the link for the FOLDER containing ALL videos/animations (not just one). Please turn sharing settings so anyone can view.  You will use this folder link in the submission form.

DEADLINES:

  • Submissions OPEN: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Submissions CLOSE: Friday, June 16 @ Midnight
  • Notifications: Friday, June 30

Curating the show: 

  • Our mission is to advocate for Art Teachers teaching Art Curriculum in all Illinois Schools K-12.
  • Our intent is to showcase 1st grade -12 grade videos & animations that exemplify best practice throughout the state.

Submissions for the 2023 Student Video & Animation Show are Closed at this time.

2022 Student Film & Animation Winners Showcase!

Leo Liu, 8th Grade

Teacher: Theresa McGee, Hinsdale Middle School

Andrew Siebert, 4th Grade

Teacher: Laura Allen, North School

Noah Hynd & Emma Abraham, 8th Grade

Teacher: Linda Williams, Prairie Grove JH

Nikky Donev, 7th Grade

Teacher: Linda Williams, Prairie Grove JH

Kristy DeLaTorre, 3rd Grade

Teacher: Laura Allan, North School

Whitney Carpenter & Valeria Castellano, 12th Grade

Teacher: Michaela Gomez, Danville High School

Reese Zaleski, 7th Grade

Teacher: Linda Williams, Prairie Grove JH

Makenna Hoogerwerf, Andrew Smith, & Kaitlyn Von Nordheim, 10th-11th-12th Grade

Teacher: Margaret Kuchan, Washington Community High School

Kelly McCarthy, 12th Grade

Teacher: Libby McArthur Evergreen Park Community High School

Thank you to our student show sponsors who provided art gifts for winning students and teachers!