udent Art Competition, Show and Sale

Organized by the Art Society of Strathcona County 

SHOW INFORMATION

Registration Open December 20, 2020

Closes midnight April 15, 2021


STUDENT SHOW REGISTRATION

This years show will be offered as  an online show and hopefully as a physical show depending on the Covid situation. Final instructions will be made closer to the date.

Instructions for the online image requirements and the info needed to be sent in are explained below. Presentation requirements are the same and are also listed below. 

Hanging hardware: work must be hung by a hook, we have a new show panel system, no pegboard.


WHEN IS THE SHOW?

Friday:      April 30th, 2021, 7 pm – 9 pm      

No Reception if Covid restrictions are still in place. Appointment bookings may be offered                                                                     

Saturday:  May 1st, 2021, 12 am – 4 pm

Sunday:     May 2nd, 2021, 12 am - 4 pm

Family, friends and the public are welcome. Please come in your cohort groups, stay together as you view the artwork, and adhere to any covid precautions we have in place. 


WHERE IS THE SHOW?

A.J. Ottewell Centre (Red Barn)
590 Broadmoor Blvd
Sherwood Park, AB

For Location Map click this link -  Contact Us .

Or choose the Contact Us page from the Menu on the left.


WHO CAN ENTER?

  • Grade 10, 11, 12 and Special Ed. students attending an accredited school/program in Strathcona County 
  • There is no artist-entry fee for this show.
  • All participants are encouraged to attend the show observing Covid precautions


HOW AND WHEN DO I ENTER?

  • Art is entered online using this website. The link is at end of this information
  • Students enter starting December 20, 2020 up to and including April 15th, 2021
  • Yes, you can register on weekends.
  • You will receive a confirmation of your registration
  • Closer to the show a more detailed explanation of the show will be sent to registrants
  • Covid will dictate how we present this show and any restrictions will be explained closer to the date


WHAT CAN I ENTER?

  • ONE piece of 2 D or 3D art . You choose the medium.
  • All art must be original - no reproductions, can be created at home or in school
  • Art that is created in class accepted but the instructor must not have physically assisted in the creation. The exception to this rule is for the Special Education classes whereby it is understood instructor assistance can be allowed. 
  • Photography and computer altered original photography allowed
  • Art must have been created in the last 2 years 
  • Art can be for sale, for SCAAA submission and/or just exhibition.


If Covid is still a concern there will be just an ONLINE show, if allowable a physical show will be planned.

HOW DO I ENTER THE ONLINE SHOW?

  • Fill in the registration page with all info requested. Follow the hints and use proper grammar as this info makes your Art Labels
  • Take an image of artwork
  • Image must be good quality, in focus, highest resolution you can provide, not have flash points or shadows, has background distractions removed and no frame visible
  • Provide in .jpg or .jpeg format
  • 3D art, please send in 2 views, remove any background distractions
  • 2D art, one image without the frame showing, cropped to image only
  • Label your image                                                                                                      " image title, artist full name, school, grade, medium, Sale price                     (if applicable)  i.e.        Jasper, Bob Ross, ABJ, grade 10, pastel, $100
  • Email to:     artworkbykm@gmail.com         Subject: Student Art Show
  • Images not adhering to these parameters cannot be judged and will not be permitted
  • ASSC Jurors and Strathcona County Annual Art Acquisition will jury by image only if we have an online show only


HOW DO I PRESENT MY PHYSICAL ARTWORK FOR PRESENTATION?

    (providing we have a physical show during Covid precautions)

  • There will likely be separate days and times for schools and grades for the students to deliver their art
  • Registrants will be notified by email of the time slot to deliver; you must find someone else to deliver for you if you are unable
  • 2D art must be dry, labelled on the back and have a hanging device that will work with a hook
  • 3D work must be dry, labelled on the bottom and able to be displayed on a flat surface without support
  • Teachers will have labels available.
  • You can also download one HERE ART LABEL   OR from the tab called Art Label from the Menu on the left.


ART SIZE AND REGISTRATION

  • 2D art maximum outside dimensions framed or unframed – 26”x38” or 1000 sq. inches 
  • 3D art –same size restrictions 
  • Each school may enter 3 oversized pieces – up to 36-48” or 1728 sq inches.
  • Maximum 150 pieces of art will be registered 
  • No late registrations will be accepted


 WHEN DO I DELIVER MY ART? 

  • There will be separate days and times for schools and grades for the students to deliver their art to our building   590 Broadmoor Blvd, AJ Ottewell Center                                                                                                                
  • Registrants will be notified of their time slot to deliver; you must find someone else to deliver for you if you are unable                                                                                        

DO I NEED TO FRAME MY 2D ART?

  • Though it is not mandatory, framed work and canvasses must have suitable wire and screws for hanging. Wire and screws must be heavy enough to support the art.
  • Foam core and board paintings will need a wire or D ring to be hung

   Due to new display panels, a hanging apparatus must be present.

This is not a peg board system, a hook is used to hang.


WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY ART HAS BEEN SELECTED AS A PRIZE WINNER?

  • Student Show prizes will be announced by email Friday April 30, 2021 


WHEN IS ART PICKED UP?  Art submitted and not chosen by the Strathcona Acquisitions program:

  • Sunday May 2, 2021 between 4:00 & 5:00 pm, if there are no Covid restrictions.  
  • If Covid is an issue: Scheduled days and times will be assigned and emailed to students 
  • Sold art will be picked up by the buyers on Sunday at show closing

WHEN IS ART PICKED UP?  Art submitted and chosen by the Strathcona County programs:

  • All art selected for the County Art Acquisition (SCAAA) will be picked up after the show  by Strathcona County staff for display in the “Salon Series” show in the                Gallery @ 501, from  May 10 to June 19, 2021. 


ASSC DISCLAIMER

The Art Society of Strathcona County is not responsible for any damage to art left for the show. We will be carefully handling and displaying the art but it is left at students’ risk                                                                    


When registering for the ASSC Art Show, you can also register for the Strathcona County Annual Art Acquisition, either for purchase or Loan for a Year programs.

Strathcona County’s Annual Art Acquisition – Youth Category (SCAAA)


Please go to and read all SCAAA documents- click this link

 Annual Art Acquisition Program | Strathcona County

You can choose to submit your work for purchase by the County, or for loan to the County for one year.

Art chosen by the SCAAA will be displayed in the Salon Series Show at the Gallery 501.  (501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park) from May 10-June 19, 2021.

Only original art will be considered for the Collection. You must be a resident of Strathcona County to enter the County SCAAA. Note: different requirement to the ASSC show

The framing requirements for the SCAAA – Youth Category are the same as for the Student Show.

SCAAA selected art will be publicly announced by the County directly to the artists.

Art selected will be picked up by the County after the show and Students will be contacted and advised by the County representatives.




WHO JURIES THE SHOW?

Different jurors will adjudicate ASSC Show and Strathcona County Annual Art Acquisition entries.

Art entered in both ASSC and SCAAA are eligible for ASSC prizes.

Student Show art is adjudicated by grade and subject/medium.



 HOW DOES THE SOCIETY PROTECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?


ASSC Collection and Use of Personal Information

This information is collected for the purpose of organizing the ASSC Student Art Competition, Show and Sale. When the show is over and all prize and art sales’ cheques are issued, the personal-contact information on show documents and in ASSC and Show Committee computers will be shredded/deleted.

If you entered art in the Strathcona County Annual Art Acquisition, your personal-contact information will be shared with the Art Collection Advisory Committee and Strathcona County Recreation, Parks and Culture staff, as you are registering for SCAAA when you register for the Student Show.



Thanks to our financial supporters:


Strathcona County Arts Development Program and


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