About the Art Show
The Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show is hosted by Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112) in Vancouver. Typically, student artwork entries are delivered to ESD 112 and hung in a gallery that is open for public viewing for several weeks. In 2021, in order to promote safety in our community and to comply with local and statewide social distancing guidelines, the ESD 112 Art Show moved entirely online. We will continue with the online format for this year as well.
Artwork will be submitted via a Google Form just like last year. Students will be required to photograph their artwork in order to submit it for judging. Guidelines for taking great photos of artwork are included in 2022 Virtual Art Show Teacher Guidelines. Photos of artwork will be 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. Details are still being worked on but the formatting may be similar to the 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony.
After the Awards Ceremony, winners of the regional awards will advance to the state art show. OSPI will be judging artwork using the artwork photography submitted by the student. No artwork is to be delivered to the ESD 112 office, unless it is selected for an OSPI award after advancing on from the Regional Art Show. Students who need to deliver their artworks to the ESD will be notified individually.
In 2021, eight pieces received Regional Awards to compete against entries from around Washington State in the Annual State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Art Show in Olympia. Three of those pieces went on to receive an awards at the state level.