NorthEast Washington ESD 101

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Regional High School Art Show
Since 1973, NEWESD 101 has sponsored a regional art show for high school students in its seven-county service area. The annual NEWESD 101 event is tied to a larger OSPI show in which regional winners advance to a statewide competition in Olympia.
The show invites entries across a diverse array of media including, but not limited to, acrylics, charcoal, clay, fabrics, graphite, paper mache, pastels and photography. Entries are judged by an independent panel of professional artists.
Student work is showcased in a month-long public display at NEWESD 101 and winning artists are recognized at an annual awards reception.
Even during the other 11 months of the year, the Art Show maintains high visibility. Through the years, NEWESD 101 has compiled a permanent collection of student art displayed in its offices and conference center. The collection, now approaching 40 pieces, includes Board, Superintendent and Staff Choice awards since the early 1990s. See collection

44th annual (2017) competition:

See the timeline below for a more detailed listing of the entire spring schedule. This year, OSPI has made it possible to submit registration materials online. Please carefully review the links below to ensure proper completion of forms.

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2017 Art Show timeline


March 1-3

Judging of artwork


March 6

Letters mailed to award recipients


February 27-March 24

Regional art show is open for public viewing at NEWESD 101, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


March 17

Awards reception at 4 p.m.,NEWESD 101 Conference Center. Regional award winners’ art work entered into state competition


May 19

44th  Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show Reception with Superintendent of Public Instruction and state winners,1-3 p.m., OSPI, Olympia, Washington.

See complete gallery of art from the 2016 NEWESD 101 regional show:
See earlier galleries of award-winning art since 2008:
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

State Art Shows:

NEWESD 101 regional artists recognized at the 2016 state show
NEWESD 101 regional artists recognized at the 2015 state show
Regional contact:
Logo Sara Ballard
NEWESD 101 Regional Art Show Coordinator
(509) 456-2715