The MAEA show is made of up student work from kindergarten through 12th grade and was selected by jurors. As a teacher, I am allowed 5 pieces to put into consideration per grade grouping. This year, I selected 5 works from Middle School and 3 from High School. Out of the Middle School grouping, three were selected and two will move onto State show and competition. Out of the High School work, one was selected and will move onto the State show and competition.
As it is with any competition, it is hard to know what will be selected. I try to select works that are unique in style, material use, or meaning made by the student.
Regardless of outcome, I am proud of all of the pieces entered this year!
What makes this event so special is seeing the faces of parents and students as they view their work and the work of so many other accomplished student artists.