Student Art Events

Student Art Events

2014 N.C. General Assembly  K-12 Youth Art Exhibition

The North Carolina General Assembly Youth Art Exhibit is cosponsored by the North Carolina Art Education association and North Carolina General Assembly.  The purpose of the exhibit is to share with our legislators and the public the exceptional creative ability of North Carolina’s students.

Selected artworks will be displayed in the north lobby of the Legislative Building for a year-long exhibit! Students, parents, teachers, and principals will be invited to attend an opening reception with members
of the General Assembly at the Legislative Building in May!

2014 NC Gen Assembly Entry Form Entry Form

2014 NC Gen Assembly Entry Form-1
IMPORTANT DATES – Please mark your calendar !

Jan. 10: Submit digital image to guidelines below)

Jan. 24: Teachers notified by email regarding artwork acceptance or decline

Feb. 14: Art due to Jamie Lynn Moore, Exhibit Chair

May (day TBD): Reception with Legislators

End of School Year 2015: Artwork returned to art teachers or mailed to student home

Student Art Events

NCAEA promotes student art events and exhibits across the state. As members, you are encouraged to provide these exhibition opportunities for your students. Please contact the committee chair to learn more about how you can participate.

Student Art Showcases: There are ample opportunities for NCAEA art educators to exhibit student work.  Our own organization has three such exhibits being organized for the 2013 year:

We have two new endeavors this year!

1. We will be updating the artwork on display at the NCDPI Education Building in Raleigh. We hope to display new permanent student work from all 115 school systems. PLUS, if you are in the building, look up to see our new mobile hanging in the lobby. (**** See the collage photo below of the mobile and many members creating it.)

We dedicated the “Standards Mobile” on Dec. 6th with State Superintendent June Atkinson accepting it on behalf of NCDPI.  The conference attendees did a great job working with our keynote and guest artist Kevin Reese to create a great sculpture to reflect current educational practices. Remember, Kevin can be a resident artist in your classroom and work with your students on creating a unique mobile for your school. You can get details on his website at

2. Another exciting NCAEA member student display will be in Washington DC at the Education Department starting in June.  A reception for students, parents and special guests will also be planned in Washington, DC.

More information on these two new NCAEA project will be coming to you later, but start selecting, photographing, and saving some unique student artwork to submit to these special exhibits.

Other Student Services: opportunities to recognize your students’ creativity abound in our state and nationwide.

  • NCDPI  and NC WISEOWL have a new online exhibit of student work. There is no charge for submitting work and it will be a great way for you to get new ideas for your program as well. You can submit your student’s artwork into their online gallery at

The instruction can be found at

For further information you can also contact Dan Sparlin

  • Scholastic Art Awards: It is that time of the year when 7-12 grades art teachers submit their students’ work for submission to Scholastic.  Check out the guidelines to apply at State Gold Key winners can compete nationally for scholarships. We are fortunate to have three regions in North Carolina. Here are your contact for each region:

Western Region: Erin Shope, Asheville Art Museum 828 253 3227 ext 121,

Mid Carolina Region: Cheryl Maney, Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools –

Eastern- Central Region: Mark Gordon, Barton College –

  • Artsonia and NAEA are a team when it comes to displaying your students work and fundraising. You can even “bank” the fundraising to pay for your membership dues to
    • NAEA/NCAEA.  An added plus is the lesson plan ideas. Follow this to see more: We only have 24 NC participating schools that have submitted artwork this year. Let’s see more teachers take advantage of displaying their student work with NAEA and Artsonia. You can ALSO display your own work as a personal teacher gallery.
    • For a variety of opportunities checkout The Incredible Art Department website which has a great list of student exhibition links.

    Whatever way you showcase your students’ artwork, please remember it is great to hear about it  and to document it for our Youth Art Month Scrapbook.  Documentation for our scrapbook can be from any month, not just March.  Aimee Mills would like documentation for our state report.


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