Arts Education

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Degas

2023 Regional High School Visual Art Show

Monday, January 9- Friday, February 3 - Submit artwork to NEWESD electronically.

Friday, January 20 - Friday, February 3 -Deliver physical artwork to NEWESD.

Friday, February 17 Art Show open to the public online.

Monday, February 8 -  Friday, February 10 Judging.

Wednesday, March 29 2023 Regional High School Art Show Ceremony (in person).

2023 State High School Art Show - date to be determined. We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the show this year, OSPI is planning an in person celebration.

2022 Regional High School Visual Art Show!   View the great student artwork now!



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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