The Annual National K12 Ceramic Exhibition is the premier juried ceramic competition for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) students in the United States. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). The NCECA conference is the preeminent ceramic event in the US annually, gathering professionals from universities, colleges, museums, art galleries and the ceramic arts world to a host city to view exhibitions, demonstrations, talks and other ceramic events. For that week, the host city is the world capital of ceramics.
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Advocate For Art!
Place 2 Student Works From Your School in the State Capitol for the Month of March!
**Note: If you are planning to help with the Y.A.M. show install on Feb 27th, the time has been changed to 2:00 pm so teachers installing the art can attend the Scholastic Awards Ceremony.**
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McCook Community College High School Art Exhibition and Paint-In, March 28th – April 8th, 2016
Each student may enter a total of three pieces; each school may enter up to 20 pieces of art work (unless prior approval for a larger number), for the $3.00 entry fee per work.
Fees: There will be a $3.00 entry fee charged for each participating students work. This fee will help cover the cost of the exhibition, awards, and materials. Please make checks payable to McCook Community College.
2016 Paint-In Categories:
Painting: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic in either oil or watercolor technique
Drawing: Pencil, Charcoal, Conte Crayon, Pastel, Pen and Ink, and Ink and Wash, Scratch Board
Prints: Wood and Linoleum block, Silkscreen
Mixed Media: Collage, Assemblage, any two or more mediums combined in a work
Three-Dimensional: Sculpture (any media able to be lifted easily by one person)
Pottery: Hand-built or Wheel-thrown
Digital Work and Photography: All original work please
Awards: There will be scholarship awards for qualified seniors, please contact me during or before the Paint-In, I award them in a first come first serve basis….
One Best of Show Trophy will be awarded. Medal winners within each category: One Judges Choice Award, One gold 1st place, One silver 2nd place, and One bronze 3rd place medal. Trophies will be awarded for paint-in placing, with individual ribbons.
The agenda for the Paint-In day is as follows: April 18th, 2016
9:00 a.m. Paint-In theme announced, question and answer sessions, rules and prizes discussed.
9:30 a.m. Paint-In begins.
12:00 p.m. Paint-In work completed.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH, on your own, on or off campus.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Award Ceremony in gym.
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Pick up student works from the Wrightstone Gallery.
The Art Department will supply the painting support and the tempera paint. Colors are Red, Blue, Yellow, White, Black, Brown, Purple, Orange and Green. Individual schools are responsible for their own brushes, special colors, paper towels, water and paint containers, newspapers, and other items if needed (hair-dryers, extension cords, and magazines for inspiration). Questions and Information Contact Rick Johnson, McCook Community College, 800-658-4348, ext. 8175
FOR FAMILIES FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL
Kearney Cultural Partners and the Museum of Nebraska Art present an exciting day mixed with art, music, theater, dance and fun for all! At MONA, participate in interactive art activities and dance away to music and songs provided by The String Beans, performances at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Across the street at the World Theatre, charge the stage and let your inner performer out. At Yanda’s Music and Pro Audio Store, strum, pluck, and toot through new and perhaps unfamiliar musical instruments.
Saturday, February 20 • 1:00-4:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public
Museum of Nebraska Art –
• The String Beans, 2:00-2:30 and 3:00-3:30, pith the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment
• Fun with Puppets, Kearney Area Children’s Museum – 1:00-4:00
• Hands on Art Activities throughout MONA – 1:00-4:00
World Theatre –
• Acting Up, Academy of Children’s Theatre – 1:00-1:30 and 2:30-3:00
• Get Into the Groove, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Dance – 1:30-2:00 and 3:00-3:30
• Theater Fun, Crane River Theater – 2:00-2:30 and 3:30-4:00
• Books Are Just the Beginning, Kearney Public Library – 1:00-4:00
Yanda’s Music – Scond Floor –
• Playing the Rhythms, Singing the Songs, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Music – 1:00-1:30 and 2:00-2:30
• Movin’ & Groovin’ to the Music, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Music – 1:30-2:00 and 2:30-3:00
• Instrument Petting Zoo, Kearney Symphony Orchestra – 3:00-4:00
For more information contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.
A Sesquicentennial Message to Nebraska Counties
Do you know that you have a unique opportunity to help the State of Nebraska celebrate its 150th Birthday? Yes, Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial will be held during 2017 and we NEED YOU!
To help include all Nebraska counties in this yearlong celebration, the Governor’s Nebraska 150 Commission has ENDORSED an exciting Statewide Photography Call titled “Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future.” This juried exhibition is sponsored by the Hildegard Center for the Arts, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society. Photographers everywhere are being called to submit photos of historic sites and hidden treasures found in ALL 93 COUNTIES throughout Nebraska. As you’ll see from the press release, selected photos will be featured in a STATEWIDE traveling exhibit as part of Nebraska’s 150th Birthday Celebration in 2017.
Please help us reach our goal (deadline is March 21st) by capturing the beauty/history of a spot in Nebraska for this once-in-a-lifetime event! For guidelines and to submit photos, go to www.hildegardcenter.org. To learn more about the Governor’s Nebraska 150 Commission, visit www.nebraska150.org.
Appreciatively, Cathy Harrington
Chair of “Bridges” Call to Photographers
Pixels, Voxels : Incorporate STEAM objectives into your classroom
Through March 25th the LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, is having an art show titled Pixels, Voxels that fuses science, art, digital technology, and even a bit of history. This is a perfect way to incorporate STEAM objective into your curriculum and discuss an interdisciplinary approaching to learning. This show is an international invitational show curated by our gallery director Bri Murphy. Free tours are available if scheduled at least a week out by emailing Bri@luxcenter.org
Entries are now being accepted by the AKSARBEN Foundation for the annual Agricultural Art Contest held in conjunction with the AKSARBEN Stock Show & Rodeo at the CenturyLink Center September 22-25, 2016.
For the past several years, an open art contest has been held to showcase Nebraska resident’s artwork. The artwork must reflect “agriculture” or “youth in agriculture” and include traditional livestock such as cattle, swine, sheep and/or poultry. Three divisions will be open to freehand artists.
Division A - Grades 1 - 5
Division B - Grades 6 - 8
Division C - Grades 9 -12
Entries must be original and created on standard 8 .” x 11” paper or canvas.
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