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Student Art Exhibition 2017

AUDUBON MIAMI VALLEY
K-12 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION 

MARCH 18, 2017, 12 – 4 PM

art-exhibition-form

robin by juliaThis 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 sixth annual 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

Art 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

DSC_0126Birds 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.

 

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.

 

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 9, 3 – 6 PM, and March 10, 3 – 6 PM. Names of the exhibition entries will be posted on the Audubon Miami Valley website, amvohio.org, after March 13. No written confirmation will be sent out to teachers or schools. Teachers, parents and students must check the web site for information.

 

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

AMV Student Art ExhibitThe exhibit will open at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 18, 2016, and end at 4:00 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.

  • 12:15 pm: Live Bird Presentation
  • 2:00 pm: In the ballroom: Grades K – 4 Awards Ceremony
  • 2:30 pm: In the ballroom: Grades 5 – 12 Awards Ceremony

 

RETURN OF STUDENT ART WORK

Pick up dates of artwork are: March 21, 3 – 6 PM, and March 22, 3 – 6 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!
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Audubon Society of Nebraska
Miami University Architecture and Interior Design Department
Oxford Community Foundation
The Kroger Company
Audubon of Ohio: Collaborative Funding Program

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