About the Art Show
The Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show is hosted by Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112) in Vancouver. To provide the most equitable experience for all of our participating schools and finalists, which includes schools throughout the greater Southwest Washington region, the art show hosted by ESD 112 will take place virtually.
All artwork submissions are accepted via a Google Form. Students are required to photograph their artwork to submit it for judging. Guidelines for taking great photos of artwork are included in the 2023 Virtual Art Show Teacher Guidelines. Photos of artwork are used for judging and scholarship consideration, as well as for art show promotional materials.
The Virtual Awards Ceremony is the culmination of the regional art show and is open to viewing by anyone.
After the Virtual Awards Ceremony, winners of the Regional Awards advance to the State Art Show. OSPI judges artwork using the artwork photography submitted by the student and coordinates the shipment of artwork for the State Show directly with students and art teachers.
In 2023, fifteen pieces were selected at the Regional Show to compete against entries from around Washington State in the Annual State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Art Show in Seattle. Out of the fifteen winning artworks, three were selected for awards at the state level and were recognized at the 50th Annual Superintendent’s Art Show.