Arts Education


“Art is the stored honey of the human soul.” ~ Theodore Dreiser

2024 Regional High School Visual Art Show

Students are now preparing for the 2024 Regional High School Art Show.


IMPORTANT DATES (additional dates for viewing the show after hours will be posted when the show opens)

Wednesday, January 10 – Friday, January 26 Submit artwork to NEWESD electronically

Friday, January 19 - Friday, February 2 - Deliver physical artwork to NEWESD

Monday, February 5 – Tuesday, March 26 - Art Show open to the public (in person)

Friday, February 16 - Art Show open to the public (online)

Monday, February 5 – Friday, February 9 - Judging

Tuesday, March 26 - 2024 Regional High School Art Show Ceremony (in person)

2024 State High School Art Show – May 28

Contact Mary Kempel at [email protected] or 509-456-2715 for more details.

2023 Regional High School Visual Art Show!
View the artwork here.

State High School Art Show

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will be hosting the 50th Anniversary of the Art Show and will honor the state winners at a celebration in May. The event is scheduled for May 30, 2023 from 1-3 pm, Benaroya Hall (Nordstrom Recital Hall) in downtown Seattle (200 University Street).


Washington Arts Education Association
Flag-Banner Contest - click here

Washington state students may participate in Youth Art Month 2023 by preparing a flag or banner design to be hung at the 2023 NAEA Convention in San Antonio (April 13-15th), in OSPI offices in Olympia, WA, and YAM Flag winners will be featured at the 50th Anniversary OSPI Superintendent's Art Show Reception. The participating school will be gifted a printed flag as well.

Washington State High School Photography Competition
click here

An annual event designed to showcase the finest photographers in Washington State high schools. Any student grades 9-12 currently enrolled in an accredited public, private or alternative high school in Washington State. Students must coordinate with their school’s photography instructor in order to participate.


Mary Kempel
[email protected]
(509) 456-2715


OSPI Art Education site

Washington State Arts Commission
Grants and professional development opportunities.

Sign up for the OSPI Arts News publication

Additional Shows/Competitions

Washington State High School Photography Competition
Contact: Kelly Atkinson

Scholarship/Grant Opportunities

Art & Soul Foundation Scholarships
Contact: Ken Spiering

Creative Start grant: WSAC
Contact: Alexis Sarah

ArtsWA Arts in Education Partnership Grant
Contact: Tamar Krames, Program Manager: 360-252-9973

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