The Arts News & Opportunities - OCTOBER 2019

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The Arts News & Opportunities - OCTOBER 2019


2019 Art Show Winner

In my first three weeks I’ve met so many people! I’ve been most inspired by the teachers and teaching artists who are so dedicated to bringing quality arts experiences to students in Washington. I was particularly struck by a “hope” expressed by a participant at the Dance Educators Association of Washington (DEAW) Conference, [that] all schools/districts offer dance as part of basic education – that access to arts education is not determined by luck or privilege.

The arts are indeed a part of basic education and this is written into federal and state law. Let’s work together to bring equity to arts education, so that all students benefit from the arts – academically, socially and emotionally.

Please reach out with your thoughts and ideas about art education,

Janet Hayakawa, Program Supervisor
The Arts - Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Office: 360-725-4966

The 47th Annual Superintendent's High School Art Show

This event is co-hosted by OSPI and the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA). High school students from all nine of the state's educational service districts (ESDs) participate in this artistic celebration each year.

If you are a high school art teacher, this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase student artwork. For more information, to see past winning artwork, and a calendar of arts conferences for 2019-20: Annual Superintendent's High School Art Show




Washington Art Education Association’s Fall Conference 2019: Fall Into Art

This promises to be an action-packed event featuring Keynote Yoon Kang-O’Higgins, 40 different hands-on and best practices sessions, awards luncheon, exhibition hall, art show, silent auction and book sale. November 1-2 at Cascade High School in Leavenworth. Registration for WAEA Fall Conference and more information is at


Rightfully Yours, Art Competition for Grades 4, 5, 6

What does the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote mean to you and your community? The National Archives Foundation is asking students to create two-dimensional artworks inspired by women’s suffrage. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to the National Archives in Spring 2020. Deadline: November 5, 2019. Submission guidelines for the Rightfully Yours Competition

Celebrate the West

Celebrate the West, Art Competition for High School Students

The Western Governors’ Foundation announces its 5th annual regional art competition. High school students are invited to create two-dimensional artwork inspired by their state. There is no cost to enter. Deadline: April 30, 2020. Go to Celebrate the West Submission guidelines for more information.