Important Dates for Art Contacts

The Young Artists Conference is usually at the end of May or the beginning of June. Please visit the site regularly for updates.

Throughout the Year

  • Collect artwork from students for consideration. Some schools have a special spot for their Young Artists portfolio, and they store potential pieces in it until their school’s adjudication.

End of February (Completed by Feb. 28)*

  • Feb. 27: Information session for art contacts. We will learn about the selection process, mounting artwork to send to the district show, and look at how to create a culture of sharing and learning among the young, eager artists in our district. 
    Where? South Sa-Hali Elementary (1585 Summit Dr) 
    When? 3:15- 4:15 
    ** please note, parking is in the lower parking lot 
  • Student work and artist statements should be submitted to the school’s Young Artists’ contact by Feb. 28.

*it is recommended that you do not extend this deadline; you need ample time to select participating students, get their Artist’s Statements written, and hand in registration material to the Henry Grube Centre.

Weeks of February 25 – March 8

  • Collect, adjudicate, and mount artwork 1 week before mail goes to the HGEC
    • 5 days before mail: all artwork collected
    • 4 days before mail: adjudicate and select using staff committee (see adjudication tips); select your young artists, based on your school’s quota, and notify them that they have been chosen
    • 3 days before mail: mount artwork and submit artist statements to the Artist Statement Google Doc
    • 2 days before mail: put artwork into portfolio and issue parent information letters and registration forms to the selected students
    • 1 day before: CELEBRATE! You’re ready!
    • March 8 (deadline):  Artwork is due at the HGEC, and artist statements must be in the Artist Statement Google Doc

March 11-15

  • Students submit their permission slips and payment to their school’s Young Artist Contact; each student will receive supplies and a conference t-shirt.(Payment must be made payable to their schools – please do not send cheques from parents of participating students to the Fine Arts Coordinator’s office)

March 29 (deadline): the following must be sent to the Fine Arts Coordinator at the Henry Grube Education Centre:

  • Online student registration form completed for each participant
  • A single school cheque made payable to School District 73 for $25 per student registered – this covers the registration fee and a 2018 Young Artists t-shirt
  • A signed copy of low risk field trip form for each participant

End of April/Early May (2019 date: April 30)

  • Opening reception
  • The Old Courthouse Gallery
  • 4:30-6:00

End of April/Early May (2019 dates: April 30 – May 5)

  • Young Artists Exhibit
  • The Old Courthouse Gallery

End of April/Early May (2019 date: May 1)

  • Young Artists Conference at TRU
  • all-day event; see registration form for detail
  • students meet in the foyer of Old Main Building between 8:15 and 8:30

May or June (2019 date: June 17)

  • Students whose work has been chosen for display at the School Board Office present their work to the School Board
  • 7 PM, School Board Office
 “I like to make art because I can express myself and show my creativity.” –Kaitlyn G.

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