Regional Middle School Art Exhibit

secondary students in art class

Educational Service District 123 is proud to announce the expansion of our regional art exhibit! Beginning in 2019, ESD 123 will host its first-ever Regional Middle School Art Exhibit. This is a non-juried art show. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of STCU, the middle school exhibit will include an opening reception to celebrate the student artists and their work.  Keep reading below for details, and contact Lori Ballard, ESD Art Show Coordinator, at 509.544.5740 or for more information.

Important 2019 Dates:

  • April 11 - Entry Form deadline for teachers to submit student art
  • April 17, 1:00-6:00 PM - Teachers deliver artwork to ESD 123
  • April 18 - May 1 - Art on display at ESD 123 Professional Development Center (open to the public Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM-4:00 PM)
  • April 23, 5:30-7:00 PM - Opening Reception sponsored by STCU
  • May 2, 4:30 PM - Deadline for artwork pickup from ESD 123


Any middle school student (public and private) in grades 6-8 is eligible to enter the regional show.  

Entry Limits

Each school may enter a maximum of thirty (30) pieces per art teacher currently working in that school. For example, if ABC Middle School has one art teacher, that school may enter up to 30 pieces of art in the show. If XYZ Middle School has two art teachers employed, that school may enter up to 60 pieces of art. If you have any questions regarding entry limits or would like a copy of the complete art exhibit guidelines, please contact us at

Size Limits

The maximum size for hanging artwork is 48” x 60,” including frame and/or matting. Any piece larger than 24” x 36” will be counted as 2 entries.

How to Enter

It is up to the discretion of each school’s art teacher(s) which pieces to choose to send to the art show. Artwork that is not acceptable in a school district, due to policy and practice, is not acceptable at the ESD or state level. Art teachers are responsible for complying with their district’s expectations and policy.

Entry Process

  1. Each art teacher chooses the pieces they will send to the show, collaborating with other art teachers in the school as needed.
  2. Teachers complete and submit the Middle School Registration Form for all students and artwork in their class. (Email for assistance with this form.)
    1. Download the Form in Excel
    2. Download the Form in Google Sheets
  3. Teachers must submit a Student Release Form for each student participating in the exhibit. Student artwork cannot be accepted without a signed Release Form. 
  4. Teachers and students apply identification labels to each entry and package them for delivery. Teachers gather signatures from students on the release forms. Student releases must be original copies, not faxes.
  5. Teachers are responsible for the delivery/set-up of the artwork, entry forms and signed releases to ESD 123 by the dates listed above.

Forms & Paperwork

Middle School Registration Form and Student Release Form must be submitted to Lori Ballard via email at by April 11th.  Accuracy is of the utmost importance. Please double-check your information. No late entries will be accepted.


Teachers are expected to hang and/or display their students’artwork; we have very limited staff available. Teachers are responsible for notifying students and their families, and encouraging them to attend the opening reception. The ESD will also send out letters to the student’s home address.


Teachers must pick up all student art from the ESD by May 2nd at 4:30 PM.  Anything remaining at the ESD after the deadline will be sent via courier to the school’s district office, unless other arrangements have been made.

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