Monday, March 15, 2010

Announcing the 2010 Austin Middle School 8x10 Arts Show & Competition!

Last year's finalists!

The Austin area’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade art students
are cordially invited to participate in a show and competition of their work in the following categories:
  • painting
  • drawing
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • mixed media
The work will be judged by area gallery directors, professional artists, and museum curators.

Prizes will be awarded at a reception and awards ceremony – a pizza party for students, friends and families. The reception and awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 9th, from 3-5 pm at Jerry’s, and the artwork will be on display until May 22nd.

ALL work must be done in the 8” x 10” (including mats) format (i.e.: 8x10 canvases, Bristol board, sculpture, etc) and be able to be displayed standing on ledge molding or from a nail. Jerry’s has 8x10 canvases available for participants. No frames or glass, please.

The idea for the show’s format was borrowed from The Arthouse at the Jones Center 5x7 Show, held in Austin, every year in May, for Texas professional artists. Unlike the charity Arthouse event, the work of our students can be for sale and all proceeds will go to the young artist (the work DOES NOT have to be for sale). We hope this will be the continuation of an Austin Art tradition (this is the 3rd year for this event), and there will be media coverage!

This is a fantastic opportunity to expose your students to the art of their peers, competition with prizes, and having their work appear in a public venue.

Teachers can enter more than one piece of work for a student, but no more than 50 entries from any one school.

There is no fee for this competition, and the deadline for submission is 6 p.m., Friday, April 30th, at Jerry’s.

Teachers are asked to help place their student’s work that day and PLEASE have it labeled on the back with:
Student’s Name, Grade, and Age
Medium, Title, and Sale Price or NFS (not for sale)
Name of School
Teacher’s Name, Contact Phone Number, and e-mail
Teachers must pick up their students’ work by May 26 th.

We hope you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity to recognize Austin’s young artists and your school’s art program. Contact us now to register your school! Please let us know ASAP if you will be a part of this great event (please send email to both addresses)!

Thank you,

Your Co-ordinators,
Catherine Hart (
Nancy Hoover (

Questions? Call Jerry’s Artarama, (512)420-8591 or Nancy Hoover, (512) 694-1954

No comments:

Post a Comment