On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 students, educators, parents, supporters and artists from around the region gathered to celebrate the talents of high school students in the 2014 Regional High School Art Show.
This year’s showing featured 119 amazing pieces, the largest gallery PSESD has hosted. Nearly 90 student artists from 18 schools in 16 school districts, and 32 private schools from king and pierce
Regional Winners’ artwork will advance to the 41st annual state art show in Olympia. The OSPI Superintendent’s High School Art Show Reception & Awards Ceremony will be held on May 16, 2014.
Regional Winners were selected based on accumulated points in three categories (creativity, composition, and technique) awarded by the judges participating this year. Eight pieces will advance to the State Art Show in Olympia.
Best In Show
Best In Show awards are awarded to artwork receiving the highest accumulation of points from the judges.
2D: Madeline Owen “Combustion”, 3D: Roxanne Li “Carp”
PSESD Board of Directors Award
The PSESD Board of Directors Award is selected by members of the Board of Directors. This artwork was purchased from the student and will remain in PSESD’s permanent collection.
PSESD Board Honorable Mention Awards
The PSESD Board Honorable Mention Awards are selected by members of our Board of Directors. These artists received a certificate in recognition of their achievement.
The Superintendent’s Award is selected by PSESD Superintendent, John Welch. This artwork was purchased from the student and will remain in PSESD’s permanent collection.
Staff Choice Award
Employees at Puget Sound ESD select the PSESD Staff Choice Award. This artwork was purchased from the student and will remain in PSESD’s permanent collection.
Peoples’ Choice Award
The Peoples’ Choice Award is selected by the public who visit Puget Sound ESD.
King County Executive Awards
The King County Executive Awards are selected by representatives from 4Culture (a public corporation managing cultural programs, including the arts, on behalf of King County). Only King County schools are eligible for these awards. Recipients receive recognition provided by 4Culture.
Pierce County Executive Awards
The Pierce County Executive Awards are selected by representatives from the Pierce County Arts & Cultural Services Department. Only Pierce County schools are eligible for these awards. Recipients receive recognition provided by Pierce County Arts Commission.
Outstanding Achievement Awards
The Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize excellence in various media categories.
Congratulations to all of the talented artists in our region. PSESD would like to thank the judges, teachers, students, families and staff that made this special evening honoring all of the students possible. Photos of the event and all winners are available on our Facebook Page.