State-Wide Student Show
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Student Show Winners!
Congratulations to all 45 Student Artists and their Art Educators for being selected to the 2019-2020 IAEA Student Art Show!!!
The 2019-2020 IAEA Student Art Show kicked off at the 2019 IAEA Fall Conference November 21–23, 2019 at the Q Center, St. Charles on Saturday, November 23rd from 1:00pm-3:00pm, and is now traveling up and down, and all around the State of Illinois! This wonderful Kindergarten-12th Grade Student Art Show demonstrates to the public the breadth and depth of the art experiences and content young people in Illinois are getting through their Art Programs, and the connections they make to themselves and the world around them. Each year Illinois Art Education Association members are invited to submit 10 images of stellar artwork created in their classrooms from which, 45 artworks are chosen; 40 in the General Education category and 5 from Special Needs category. All art submissions are 2-dimensional artworks produced through a variety of techniques; painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, weaving, metalwork, photography, and technology. This year 366 pieces of 2D art from students in grades Kindergarten through High School submitted by forty-three Illinois Art Teachers. The judges for the 2019-2020 Student Art Show were art teachers representing the elementary, middle school and high school levels. They judged grade levels that they do not currently teach and were asked to look for work that demonstrated creativity, originality, craftsmanship, and personality or voice. Thank you to our judges: Heidi O’Hanley, Venessa Hardy, Kerry Parrish, Mary Ellen Bebber, Melissa Wojcik, Karen Popovich, Kelly Eggleston, Dorothy Ramey, and Angie Golden. This year’s poster was designed by Angie Golden.
Thank you to Heidi O’Hanley and Liz Farnesi for Assisting with the Student Show Reception! Each of the forty-five pieces is professionally mounted & put in frames.
The show opens at the IAEA Conference with the student artist reception & awards ceremony. (Students will receive their artwork in the professionally cut mat at the end of the show year, November 2020.)
The 2019-2020 Student Art Show will travel to these locations:
November 2019 -Illinois School Board Association Conference, Chicago – 20 pieces K-12th
December 2019 – Justice Public Library, Justice
January 2020 – Amita Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
February 2020 – Bloomington Jr High School Dist. Office 87
March 2020 – Fairmont School, District 89, Lockport
April 2020 – Thomas Metcalf Laboratory School, ISU
May 2020 – Marie Murphy School, Wilmette
June 2020 – JoDaviess County, Northwest
July 2020 – TBD
August 2020 – Lisle Public Library, Lisle
It's been a very challenging year…
THANK YOU for submitting work for the 2021-2022 IAEA Student Art Show!
We’re looking for our 2021- 2022 Illinois Kindergarten through 12th Grade Art ambassadors for Art Curriculum in Illinois Schools!
It’s so important to celebrate you and your students through their artwork, maybe more than ever this year during the COVID Pandemic, and at the same time, advocate for The Arts, knowing well that The Arts are so important for our students’ social and emotional needs because when we create, we not only express ourselves, we are renewed.
We’re planning a VIRTUAL Student Art Show again this year, because you are either teaching in-person, remotely or both, with many changes to your curriculum and art room, and maybe not even collecting any physical artwork from your students.
If by chance, and fingers crossed, we are able to be together in person, we will celebrate happily and safely!
Submit student artwork for consideration in the next student show!
- 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 year
- Student’s artwork must be created at school during the regular day in art or created @ home during remote learning art teacher assigned instruction.
The deadline to submit student artwork is April 30th, 2021
You and your student will be recognized at the 2021 IAEA Conference Student Art Show Reception and Ceremony:
- either live, in Bloomington-Normal, IL on Saturday, November 6, 2021, @ TBD
- or virtually on Saturday, November 6, 2021, @ TBD
- Your student’s piece will travel virtually to locations throughout the state of Illinois in a slide show from November 2021- August of 2022.
Judging the show:
- 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” is known to the judges
- Select up to 10 of your General Education students’ 2D & 3D/sculptural works
- You may also select and submit up to 10 Special Needs (IEP) Student Artworks under the same guidelines and rules as for General Education artworks, but using the Special Needs tab.
- Good images… I’m sure you and your students have worked out how they upload the artwork to you every week through different platforms, and one silver lining during this COVID Pandemic school year is that they’re probably getting really good at photographing their artwork!!!
We’re trying to make submitting to the show as easy as possible, to help where we can these videos may be useful …
- 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
- 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!
- Submission Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021 @ midnight
- Judging Window: Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 14, 2021
- Notification: by Sunday, May 16, 2021 @ Midnight
- The April 30th closing date is chosen based on some high schools and private schools that finish mid-May.
Working backward from mid-May, time is needed to set up the judging forms, judges need time to judge while they’re teaching also, and notification will happen by Sunday, May 16th @ midnight.
- 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 practices throughout the state.
- Therefore, if chosen, you will only be chosen once in each category – General Education and/or Special Needs
- 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
Photographs of 3D Artwork added to the IAEA Student Art Show!!!
This year, you may now submit photographs of 3D Student Artwork as part of your submission of “Up to 10 Pieces of Student Artwork” for the Student Art Show!
Should 3D artwork be selected, only the photograph will be on display (due to logistics/possible breakage).
These pieces must follow the same guidelines as any of the 2D artworks you submit & should be submitted through the General Education OR Special Needs Submission Forms.
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.
- If within your budget purchasing a small light tent is helpful (around $100, like this) 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 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.