Calling All Art Teachers

Calling All Art Teachers

M’Lou Wilkie (left) Youth Art Coordinator and retired art teacher, presents a certificate to young artist Ethan Hady and a $500 check to Doudna art teacher Julia Steiner, after a drawing open to all schools that participated in the 2015 Driftless Area Art Festival’s KidsArt Gallery
M’Lou Wilkie (left) Youth Art Coordinator and retired art teacher, presents a certificate to young artist Ethan Hady and a $500 check to Doudna art teacher Julia Steiner, after a drawing open to all schools that participated in the 2015 Driftless Area Art Festival’s KidsArt Gallery. A similar drawing will be held after the 2016 Festival, set for September 17 and 18.

The 15th annual Driftless Area Art Festival, Sept. 21-22, 2019 is fast approaching, and we are happy that your students’ art works will be displayed in the Youth Art Tent.  The KidsArt Gallery and the Teen Art Gallery are perennial favorites. Thank you in advance for your participation.

As Anita and Phil Tegen have communicated, we are “replacing” them as youth art coordinators as they assume leadership of the Driftless Area Art Festival. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us.

Every piece or art submitted will be displayed. In the KidsArt Gallery, three pieces, one from each group (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-5, and Grades 6-8), will be awarded blue ribbons. Additional honorable mentions will be awarded. The three blue-ribbon winning artists will each receive a check for $30 and a framed reproduction of the piece. Presentations will take place in fall in each student’s school.

The originals from this year’s event will be sold at a live auction at the 2020 Festival, with proceeds going to each artist’s school art program. The 2018 winning pieces will be auctioned on Sept. 21, during the 2019 Festival’s artists’ evening reception. At that time, the name of one participating school will be drawn for $500 to support the school’s art program.

The Teen Art Gallery will display the art of students aged 13-19. Jurors will award ribbons and prizes of $75, $50 and $25, along with achievement awards. This presentation will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Youth Art Tent.

Here’s a list of public libraries, contact info, hours and locations for you to drop off your student artwork.  Please choose the location that works best for you.  All artwork must be dropped off between Wednesday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept 16.  It would be much appreciated if you could let us know at which library you will be dropping off art.  We’ll be collecting the drop-offs on Tuesday.

If you’d like to collect your art at the Festival on Sunday afternoon after 4, please let us know. Otherwise it will be returned to the library for pickup at your convenience.

Reminder: Every elementary and middle school (not teen art) that enters art into the DAAF Youth Art tent is eligible for a drawing of $500.  The money is intended for art supplies for your art program.

Again, we are so happy you and your students will be part of the celebration of the arts of the Driftless!  We appreciate all you and your students are doing/have done to make the arts of the Driftless so remarkable. If you are able to join us, please introduce yourself at the Youth Art Tent.

 

Questions?  Please call Jane Holzhauer at 608-872-2345 or janeholzhauer@gmail.com