Educators Art Fair November 12, 2016 James S. Copley Auditorium Saturday, 9:00 a.m. (Doors open at 8:30 am)
Educators are invited to learn new cross-curricular art projects and to network with colleagues at the annual Educators Art Fair. This event is designed especially for K-12 educators and provides lesson plan ideas and information about submitting to and supporting the Museum's upcoming biennial youth art exhibition, YoungArt 2017: Beyond the Ordinary. Submissions will be accepted beginning in January. Attendees will participate in three workshops, learn a variety of art-making techniques, and receive a helpful how-to booklet. The lessons are designed and presented by art educators working in collaboration with the Museum staff. A continental breakfast will be served. Early registration is recommended. Tickets may be purchased in person at The San Diego Museum of Artadmission desk or online. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The Educators Art Fair will concluded at 1:00 p.m. $15 pre-registration free Link: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/educators-art-fair-1
TEEN ONLY EVENT: Teen Art Café: Who am I? November 16, 2016 Portraits, Selfies, and More James S. Copley Auditorium Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
Investigate portraiture and learn about the original #selfie at Teen Art Café! Teen artists are invited to meet and mingle with peers and explore portraiture in an after-hours visit to the Art of the Portrait European gallery, followed by projects inspired by works on view. Enjoy music, enter a raffle to win a Museum membership, and show us your best #MuseumSelfie in the #SDMA photobooth! Snacks and light refreshments will be served. Free for teens. Pre-registration not required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Link: http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/teen-art-caf%C3%A9-who-am-i
What is Young Art 2017: Beyond the Ordinary
Young Art is The San Diego Museum of Art’s biennial exhibition of student works of art from San Diego County schools (K-12). Young Art 2017: Beyond the Ordinary (April 15 – May 28, 2017) will present works that explore the creative interpretations of the still life designed by participating San Diego County educators and their students.
How can this year's theme be interpreted?
Young Art 2017: Beyond the Ordinary will give K-12 grade students from around San Diego County the opportunity to create art showing their own artistic takes on the theme, the still life. Student art may include pieces that honor still-life artists or re-interpret classic still-life works of art. To assist educators in exploring this year’s theme in their classroom, the Museum will host the Educators Art Fair: Young Art 2017 on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at which three different lesson plans related to the Young Art 2017 theme and designed for a K-12 audience by Museum educators, will be presented.
What are the guidelines for submission?
All San Diego County educators (from K-12 public, private, and home schools) are invited to submit their student works for consideration. Works submitted may be executed in two or three-dimensional media and must meet the Young Art 2017 Guidelines for Submission to be considered.
How are the artworks submitted?
Works will be submitted digitally. Complete information on this 2 process will be available beginning December 2016. Digital submissions will be open January 9 through January 29, 2017. Please refer to the Young Art 2017 Important Dates to Remember for a complete list of Young Art 2017-related dates.
How are the artworks selected?
A jury of curators, educators and artists will select the works of art that will be exhibited in Young Art 2017. These will be selected on the basis of visual appeal, originality, age appropriateness, connection to the exhibition theme, and craftsmanship.
How will participating educators be notified of acceptance?
Participating educators will be notified by email whether or not their students’ works of art are selected for exhibition in Young Art 2017. Notification emails will be sent on Friday, February 3, 2016.
How are participating students recognized?
Students selected for the Museum’s exhibition will be invited to a special reception for artists, families, and teachers on Thursday, April 13, 2016 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Invitations to the reception will be sent to the educators who submitted the works of art. All students that submit works of art will be awarded a certificate of recognition. Student certificates and free Museum passes will be mailed to educators who submitted the works of art before the exhibition opens on April 15, 2017.