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)*

  • 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 24 – March 6

  • 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 6 (deadline):  Artwork is due at the HGEC, and artist statements must be in the Artist Statement Google Doc

March 9-13

  • 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 27 (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 2020 Young Artists t-shirt
  • A signed copy of low risk field trip form for each participant

End of April/Early May (2020 date: April 29)

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

End of April/Early May (2020 dates: April 30 – May 4)

  • Young Artists Exhibit continues
  • The Old Courthouse Gallery

End of April/Early May (2020 date: April 29)

  • 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 (2020 date: May 11)

  • 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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