Each year throughout the regions of the state, members of the Arkansas Art Educators are asked to submit exemplary pieces of artwork created by Kindergarten through high school students in their classrooms. A variety of two-dimensional projects ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, mixed media and computer generated work are judged.
Over 700 pieces of artwork are submitted for consideration. A single piece of artwork from each grade level is selected from each region to represent that area of the state. Judged by art teachers and professional artists, the quality of work selected represents the breadth of learning taking place in art classrooms throughout the state. It hangs from June-August and is an opportunity for artwork from around the state to be seen by residents of Arkansas and by a wide range of visitors from around the country.
This year's show will be held at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library at 4800 W. 10th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204 from June 10 through August 31, 2017. The Awards Reception will be June 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m. Art must be delivered or received by mail to the above address by May 25, 2017. Pick up art by September 1, 2017 or it will come to the conference in November 2017.