Student artists in grades K-12 within the Edmonds School District, including home-schooled students, are invited to submit their art for consideration in the Student Exhibit of the Edmonds Arts Festival. Open Class entries will be received and photographed at the Edmonds School District Office, located at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, on April 26 and 27, between 2:30-6 p.m. Entry guidelines are posted on the Student Exhibit page.
Open Class entries will be juried by two professional artists and results will be sent out the third week of May. Artwork will be judged on the following criteria: originality, technique, composition, risk-taking and craftsmanship. Mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, ink, crayon, print work, textiles, clay, fused glass, photography and recycled materials.
The top 20 artists will each receive a $50 award, and works of art will be selected as Honorable Mention. A graduating senior artist will receive the Pederson Family Award for Excellence in Community Service.
The exhibit will take place on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17, at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. It is sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, which provides grants and scholarships to students in the Edmonds School District.