ASAA All-State Art Competition
this year – an electronic exhibition!
This year the ASAA/First National Bank All-State Art Competition will take
place online at a dedicated ASAA art website. The purpose of the online
All-State Art Competition is to offer Alaskan students an opportunity to
present their creative talent in a juried art show with the tutelage of an art
instructor and compete with other high school students. Awards will be
presented for outstanding and original works and certificates will be presented
to all participants. All juried art submissions will be displayed at a
dedicated ASAA art website.
MARCH 1 entry deadline (to Barb Laucius in the IDEA Matsu Office)
20 - Artwork is displayed on website / Results are announced
The All-State Art Competition is open to all ASAA member schools. Students must
be enrolled in grades 9-12 and working under a teacher’s supervision.
Art must have been created from August 1, 2011 to April 6, 2012. Students who
graduated in 2011 are not eligible. All students must meet all ASAA eligibility
requirements. Participant names must be entered in the Electronic Eligibility
Registration (EER) for the All-State Art Eligibility List; students must be
involved in the Play for Keeps Program.
a. Awards for Each Category:
Honorable Mention at jurors’ discretion - Winners receives a ribbon.
First, Second and Third place - Winners receive a medallion.
Best of Show – Winner receives a plaque.
Congressional Award – Winner receives a plaque. (see below)
b. Congressional Award
Two – dimensional artwork (with a maximum framed size of 28” x 28” and 4” deep)
are eligible to be considered. The Congressional Award winner must mail their
physical artwork to the ASAA offices. ASAA will reframe the artwork if needed
and deliver to Representative Don Young’s office. The artwork will be hung in
Washington D.C. for one year.
c. Participation Certificate
All students that submit artwork to the online competition will receive a
will be selected from across the state.
All entries must be the original artwork, of high quality, and executed solely
by a student. Work that has been directly copied from any published source, may
not be entered unless the student has creatively modified or reinterpreted the
original work using the student’s own vision or style.
Categories for Original Entries
1. Painting – includes oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, casein, tempera
2. Drawing - includes pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, crayon
3. Printmaking – includes any form of printmaking
4. Sculpture – includes modeled, carved, cast or assembled
5. Photography – includes black and white, color, transparencies, experimental
6. Mixed Media – must be an interrupted plane in two (2) or more media
7. Communications Arts/Graphic Design – must be intended for functional use
8. Ceramics – kiln fired clay, glazed/unglazed, blown glass, handbuilt or wheel
9. Jewelry/Metal smithing – pendants, rings, pins, brooches, boxes, etc.
10. Textile/Fiber Design – includes fabric, fiber, handmade paper
11. Multicultural Art – includes all mediums
One work of art per
student may be submitted electronically to:
Barbara Laucius, Art
At this email
the instructions below for “how to photograph your art/ photography tips”
in the subject line of your email to Barb: ASAA ART 2012/(your last name)
In the email include (in this order):
(from the list above) / medium
Artist Statement” This should be approximately 3-5 sentences stating what
inspired your work of art.
IDEA can send only 5 pieces. This is a highly competitive art competition, and
so give extra thought to the art you are submitting. Artwork will be screened
and 5 pieces from our school will be forwarded to the competition .
DO NOT SEND PHYSICAL ART WORK – ALL ART
WILL BE ELECTRONIC!
of artwork should be taken against a white, gray or black background depending
on the color of the artwork. Please do not use backgrounds with any other
colors. Make sure you use good lighting. Photos can be either “Landscape” or
“Portrait” however the camera must be set to a 4:3 aspect ratio. Most cameras
are set to 4:3 by default but be sure to check your camera’s settings. The
photo file that you submit must be a JPG format, roughly 8 x 10 in printable
size or (3200 x 2400 pixels / 4:3 aspect ratio) and should be 300 DPI image
You may submit only 1 photo for 2-D artwork
You may submit up to 3 photos for 3-D artwork only. Please include a ruler or
another object for reference to indicate scale in at least one of the photos.
Barb at IDEA Matsu
or send an email!
(I will send out any updates as they occur)