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Student Art Exhibit Call



Showcase Your Creative Vision

For Students in Grades 7-12
Deadline Nov. 13, 2020

The Wisconsin Association of School Boards, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Art Education Association, announces the annual Wisconsin Art Exhibits and Awards. This experience is open to all Wisconsin public school students enrolled in grades 7-12. 

NEW 2021:  Due to the public health crisis, the WASB will be doing a virtual art exhibit showcasing your creative vision.  Please submit a photo (in a JPG format, 300 dpi) of your original artwork in place of submitting your original piece of artwork. All artwork submitted digitally (via email) in accordance with the entry criteria will be shared virtually on the 2021 Convention website in January during the 2021 State Education Convention. 

Join us in showcasing the talent of Wisconsin students!

Use the online form to submit your proposal.


The Artist’s Challenge: Continuing the Journey

It’s often said that every picture is worth a thousand words. Using any media or combination of media (digital media is not accepted), create an original work of art (not graphic design) depicting what it means to take a journey. Everyone is on a journey in their life. Where is yours taking you? Where do you want it to go? What is the impact of your journey on others? Let your creativity shine.

Application Process

To complete your application you must do BOTH of the following by Nov. 13, 2020:

  1. Send a copy of your photo (in JPG format, 300 dpi or better), along with a copy of your online application form by Nov. 8, 2020 to  Notification letters will be sent to all participants by Jan. 4, 2021.  
  2. Complete the registration form on the WASB website and submit it electronically. Please fill out the form accurately as the information will be used for letters, certificates, publications, etc. Print and scan a copy of the form to be submitted with the photo (jpg, 300 dpi or better).
Submission Guidelines
  • Artwork must adhere to all of the following:
  • Students must be enrolled in grades 7-12 in a Wisconsin public school at the time the piece is submitted.
  • Each school may enter up to four works of art.
  • All work must answer the problem to be solved in the media.
  • Create your own artwork on paper no smaller than 10” x 12” and no larger than 20” x 22”. (Digital media format not accepted, all work must be on paper.)
  • All work must be the ORIGINAL work of the student.
  • Aesthetically include a statement about your interpretation of this challenge within the space below the artwork. (Do not tape it to the bottom extending beyond the board.)
  • Sign your artwork.
  • Place your artwork and statement on a mounting board such as illustration board or foam core, NOT tag board, canvas or heavy cardboard. 
  • No frames or canvases will be accepted.
  • Include a short bio of the artist, along with the photo (jpg, 300 dpi) and copy of application, with appropriate signatures, in an email to
Judging Criteria
  • Is it clear? Is it interesting?
  • Overall effective presentation of artwork and a message.
  • Originality of idea.
  • Expression of idea.
  • Effective use of the elements and principles of design.
  • Use of materials.

For more information contact Amy Qualmann, WASB, at 608-512-1713, 877-705-4422 or


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