students

Got awesome original art? Submit it to the WAS! Your art needs to be completed by mid-January of each year to be ready for the WAS. So contact your high school art teacher. Show them your art and see what they think.

Your 2-D work does not need to be framed. Drawings, photographs, and prints should be matted and all 2-D work needs to be ready to hang. If you decide to frame your piece, you must have a wire on the back. 3-D work needs to have a quick diagram (sketch) of how it is to be displayed if it has more than one part. You will need to include the following information with your work:

Artist:
Title:
School:
Grade:
Category:

teachers

Getting involved in the WAS does take some time and organization, but it is worth it! If you are a new teacher at a participating school, please ask the representative of your school to assist you with the process. If you are a new school to the WAS, please contact us directly by clicking on the link above.

WAS schedule

03/22/10 drop off work from 2:30-5:00pm. Contact Peggy first, 890-0343 ext. 37333
03/23/10 drop off work

03/24/10 judging at 3:30pm
03/25/10 email notification to teachers
03/26/10 hang the show 3:00pm-?
03/27/10 WAS opening 5:00-7:00pm Awards at 6:00pm (Take down at 7:10pm)

Each school can submit up to 15 pieces of art. It is up to the individual schools to decide the process used to select the work. It is now the intention of the hosting school to show all of the artwork submitted by a school, whether or not the pieces win a cash prize. It is best to balance your submissions; for example, do not submit ten drawings but neglect photography. We like to have a balanced show. Click to view the categories!

Each student must fill out all the information on the form. Click for WAS form! Please firmly attach the form to the back or base of the work of art. Keep a copy for yourself and email a copy to Matthew Lutz as well as to the hosting school contact person. Please write your school acronym (“WMHS”) on the back or base in permanent marker of each piece in case the form is lost. All 2-D work must be ready to hang (It does not have to be framed, matted is OK). For work with more than one piece, please include a sketch of how it should be displayed.

It is the responsibility of each school to drop off and pick the work up for the show. Please submit the form and work on time; we need to process the information and judge the work.

sponsors

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, Volcano Vista High School will host the 7th annual Westside Art Show. This is an invitational, juried art exhibition for students attending eight participating high schools on the west side of Albuquerque.

Supported in part by Rio Rancho High School, WAS 2010 is seeking additional sponsors to contribute tax-deductible prizes totaling more than $1300. Prizes are awarded in each of 8 media. 100% of your contribution goes directly to student awards; there are no administrative fees, as volunteers donate all the time needed to organize the show.

Names of donors are included in the prize name, media coverage, web site, and promotions. Sponsors may also choose to be introduced and personally present the award on opening night. You will receive a tax receipt for your contribution.

Prizes listed in red still need sponsors!

Best of Show
$100 cash sponsored by Rose's Pottery House
Gift Card from Dion's Pizza (promised)

Drawing
1st $75 cash sponsored by Rio Rancho Art Association
2nd $50 cash sponsored by Bob's Painting
3rd $25 cash sponsored by Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A

Painting
1st $75 cash sponsored by Artisan in Albuquerque
2nd $50 cash sponsored by Bernalillo High School
3rd $25 cash sponsored by Weems Art Gallery

Sculpture
1st $75 cash sponsored by Rio Rancho Art Association
2nd $50 cash sponsored by Bob's Painting
3rd $25 cash sponsored by New Mexico Clay

Pottery (Functional Clay)
1st $75 cash sponsored by Rio Rancho Art Association
2nd $50 cash sponsored by New Mexico Clay
3rd $25 cash sponsored by an Anonymous Donor

Printmaking / Commercial art
1st $75 cash sponsored by Rio Rancho Printing
2nd $50 cash sponsored by Molokai Girl Studio
3rd $25 cash sponsored by Cibola High School (promised)

Photography
1st $75 cash sponsored by Lastrapes, Spangler & Pacheco, P.A.
2nd $50 cash sponsored by Bernalillo High School
3rd $25 cash sponsored by Dr. Beth Miller, UNM West

Digital Graphics
1st $75 cash sponsored by Cibola High School (promised)
2nd $50 cash sponsored by Rio Rancho High School Visual Art Department
3rd $25 cash sponsored V. Sue Cleveland High School (promised)

Video
1st $50 cash sponsored by Rio Rancho High School Visual Art Department
2nd $25 cash sponsored V. Sue Cleveland High School (promised)
3rd place has been canceled due to lack of participation.

Please note that all categories are subject to change depending upon secured funding!

Please make your check payable to Rio Rancho High School. Please send your check to:
Westside Art Show
c/o Mr. Matthew Lutz
Rio Rancho High School
301 Loma Colorado
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Thank you for your support!

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