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Student Art Exhibition 2019

AUDUBON MIAMI VALLEY
EIGHTH ANNUAL K-12 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
MARCH 30, 2019, 10 AM – 5 PM

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EVENT SUMMARY

AMV will host the 8th Student Art Exhibition to involve students attending local schools districts (K -12) in an art exhibition that emphasis learning about Birds of the Midwest or Birds of the Mississippi Flyways well as how Climate Change is affecting bird populations and behaviors. Students are required to research one bird species (eating habits, habitats, vocalization, colors, size, nesting, etc.) An art work: either a realistic or graphic representation of the bird- is made, entered and exhibited. The young artists receive a certificate, ribbon and as art gift. Ribbon are awarded in one category: participation, therefore and exhibition is NOT judged. Students, their parents and friends, art teachers, community official and leaders are invited to view the exhibition which is installed at the Oxford Community Arts center, 10 College St., Oxford, Ohio. Live birds are on site for children to see and learn about. The past year there were over 270 entrants from 10 surrounding school districts. The exhibition will open March 30, 2019, 10:00 – 5:00 at OCAC! Come! Welcome!

This project will offer K -12 students the opportunity to become familiar with birds that live in our area, learn drawing, painting and cutting/ gluing skills, and understand migration routes as well as how climate change is effecting bird populations. This information is shared with the wider community through the art exhibition and related press releases. The exhibition and awards ceremony will recognize hard work. creativity, and artistic achievement of our talented students in the surrounding counties. Parents, the public, teachers ( art, science, librarians) and students view the exhibition which provides an interaction and conservation about nature, environment, climate change and BIRDS.

 

THIS IS NOT A JUDGED EVENT!

There will be NO JUDGING OF THE ART WORK! Prizes, ribbons and a certificate will be awarded for all K-12 entries.

 

THIS YEAR’S THEMES

  • • BIRDS OF THE MIDWEST
  • • BIRDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
  • • BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 

CONTEST RULES AND INFORMATION

Audubon Miami Valley invites K-12 students to participate in our AMV Student Art Exhibition. The event is modeled on one that The Audubon Society of Omaha has sponsored in the past several years. The Audubon Miami Valley website (amvohio.org) is the main source for exhibition information for students, teachers, and parents. The website will post all the necessary information, including entry forms, which can be printed from the website. (Teachers, please encourage students and parents to refer to this website.)

 

ENTRY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS, KINDERGARTEN through GRADE 12

DSC_0126Art entries of this years themes, BIRDS OF THE MIDWEST, BIRDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY AND BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE (new category!) will be accepted in the two categories described below.

First Category: Realistic Art

Birds depicted must be Birds of the Midwest, Birds of the Mississippi Flyway or birds affected by climate change.

An entry in this category should be a true-to-life depiction in the tradition of the American wildlife artists. The bird is should be easy to identify with accurate coloring and markings. The student must do a freehand drawing. No obvious tracings, stencils or computer-drawn works will be accepted. Students may use any medium: pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, tempera paint, pastels, etc. Art must be in color, unless the bird’s actual coloring is black and/or white.

Second Category: Graphic Design

Bird Madison 2011bBirds depicted must be Birds of the Midwest, Birds of the Mississippi Flyway or Birds and Climate change.

The work should emphasize color, shape, line and design rather than realism, yet it should retain bird identification. For example, bird(s) must still be identifiable as a Cardinal or Blue Jay. Any medium or combination of media: pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, tempera paint, pastels, papers, fabric, etc.

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ENTRIES

All art should be two-dimensional only, and may be as small as 8 1/2″ x 11″ or as large as 11″ x 14″. Please mount art on either white or black paper or cardboard. The mounting paper should provide a 2 to 4-inch margin top and sides and a 4 to 6-inch margin on the bottom. NOTE: Art Contest Entry Form should be mounted securely on the FRONT of the artwork, centered underneath the artwork, on the 4 to 6-inch margin of the mounting paper. Adults may choose to print out the entry forms for younger students, as these entry forms will be the only student identification on the artwork. Please be sure that the student’s name is legible. Be sure to proof read the name as it appears on the entry form because the name of the student on each award certificate will be entered as it is typed or printed on the entry form. Teachers: Please try to limit entries to 20 – 25 per school. Student art does not need school sponsorship. Home-schooled students are welcome to enter this contest.

All work must be delivered directly to the Oxford Community Art Center, 10 South College Ave., Oxford, Ohio. Drop off days are March 18 and 19, 3 – 5 PM. Names of schools entering the exhibition will be posted on the website, amvohio.org, after March 20. No written confirmation will be sent out to teachers or schools. Teachers, parents and students must check the website for information.

 

AUDUBON STUDENT ART EXHIBITION AND AWARDS AT THE OXFORD COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER (OCAC)

The exhibit will open at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 30, 2019, and will end at 5:00 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The works of all student entries will be on exhibit. Each winner will receive a ribbon, a special prize, and a certificate which will be presented at the awards ceremony. All artists will have their names read and will be called to receive their certificate, ribbon and prize.

SCHEDULE OF MARCH 30 EXHIBITION

Event opens 10:00am- 5:00pm
Live birds from Hueston Woods State Park 11:00am
Bird activities ongoing
Awards ceremony Grades K-4, 12:45-1:15pm
Chris Rowland: Puppet show 1:30pm
Awards ceremony grades 5-12, 2:45-3:15pm

RETURN OF STUDENT ART WORK

Pick up dates of artwork are: April 1 and 2, 3:00-5:00 PM, at the OCAC. Unfortunately, we cannot store any artwork beyond these dates, unless parents and/or teachers call and make special arrangements for pickup. Miami Valley Audubon values every student’s artwork and we take great care with each piece. However, we cannot assume any responsibility for the loss of, or damage to submitted art.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions that have not been addressed here on our website, please call or email: Libby Birch 513-285-2643 or ebirch479@gmail.com

 

A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteers who are members and friends of Audubon Miami Valley organize this contest. Our purpose in sponsoring this contest is to provide an artistic and educational opportunity to all interested students in our area. If you are excited about this contest and would like to see it flourish, please call or email Libby Birch now and volunteer to help. There are many varied opportunities that require only a 2-3 hour commitment per year.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Audubon Society of Nebraska

Oxford Community Foundation

Kiwanis of Oxford

National Audubon Society: Collaborative Funding Program

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