Washington State Visual Art Standards

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bethel School District's Art & Tech Fair 2016

Bethel School District hosted another incredible Art & Tech fair this past Saturday at Graham-Kapowsin High School. The Art Fair is an opportunity for Bethel art educators to showcase our programs and celebrate our students' artistic work.

Each school in our district is given a space to exhibit their artwork in the high school gymnasium. The artwork is categorized by grade level, 2-D, and 3-D media for judging.  The panel of 6 judges used a creativity rubric and craftsmanship rubric in assessing their choices for awards. They award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons for K-1, 2-3, & 4-5 grade levels.  There is also the esteemed "Superintendent's award" that is chosen. This award is given to a artist who's work will be purchased by the Superintendent and displayed in the District Office permanently.

I displayed North Star students' 2-D art work that was selected on 4 large boards and and 3-D pieces on the table top. I have to admit I wished I could have displayed 10 tables worth of work but the space given required me to really think creatively about how to maximize the amount of surface for exhibition. My table was probably more on the "too full" side, but hey, that means more happy kids and families.


The lighting in the gym wasn't ideal, this photo has that fluorescent haze.
North Star Elementary had a strong showing in the award standings, in my opinion. We took home 3 ribbons and many honorable mentions. One of our 4th graders won the 1st place 2-D ribbon for the 4-5 category! We had a 1st grade 3rd place 3-D ribbon awarded and a 2nd place 3-D ribbon for the 4-5 category won by one of our 5th graders! I am so proud of their achievement!



2nd place winner for the 4th-5th 3-D category














What a great show! Now to get ready for next year!

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