In conjunction with the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) and the New York State Alliance for Arts Education, Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) is announcing the 21st Annual Legislative Student Art Exhibit, which will be showcased in the state capital this February. The deadline for entries is January 11, 2011.
“Without a doubt, the best part of being an elected official is getting to know the residents from throughout my district, and every year the Legislative Student Art Exhibit is one of my favorite opportunities to meet with local students up in Albany and celebrate their outstanding achievements and talents,” said the assemblywoman. “I strongly encourage all students to enter a piece of their artwork for consideration in the 2011 show.”
The artwork of two students from the 97th Assembly District will be on display in the annual exhibit, which is held in the “Well” of the Legislative Office Building in Albany, located on the concourse level. The exhibit runs from February 28, 2011 to March 4, 2011 and includes a special opening reception on March 2, 2011 from 12:30 pm to 2 pm for the artists, their teachers and parents, legislators and the media.
The optional theme of this year’s exhibit is “My Social Concern” and all students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to enter the competition. Artwork submissions must be received by January 11, 2011. Submissions must be made by art educators who are members of NYSATA and are limited to two submissions per teacher.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and no larger than 26”x30” (including the mandatory mat or mounting and any optional attached written statement). Additionally, the mat or mount for the artwork should be made of lightweight mat or bristol board (please do not use colored paper, foam core, canvas stretchers or frames) and all submissions need to be labeled according to the guidelines on NYSATA’s Web site. An entry fee of $25 per teacher may be made securely online at NYSATA’s Web site at the time of registration (or a check can be mailed) and no submitted artwork will be considered until entry fee is paid.
For more details about entry guidelines, artwork dimensions, labeling and shipping, or to register students’ artwork, please visit the NYSATA’s Web site.
The 97th Assembly District, represented by Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt, includes portions of Orange and Rockland counties, including the communities of Pine Bush, Goshen, Middletown, Minisink Valley, Monroe, Woodbury, Tuxedo, Warwick Valley, Greenwood Lake, Florida, Ramapo and Kiryas Joel.