YAKIMA, WA – The Education Services District 105 Regional High School Art Exhibition is being held this year in a fully online format.
Rather than being assembled in a traditional gallery exhibit this year, the 2021 edition of the Education Services District 105 Regional High School Art Exhibit is presented to all art lovers in a fully online format. – allowing anyone to easily access the creative works produced. by high school students in south-central Washington.
The full program is available on the ESD 105 website at www.esd105.org/2021ArtShow. Viewers of the show’s homepage can see a rotating gallery of works brought together by each high school and can click on the links in that gallery or use a list view to see larger versions of each piece containing additional information on each entry. Unlike traditional in-person exhibitions of previous years which were only on display for two to three weeks, the online gallery that debuted on March 8 will remain on the ESD 105 website until the end of May at less.
This year, the 48th edition of the show presents 84 works by 61 students of teachers from 13 regional high schools. The high schools represented this year are Cle Elum-Roslyn, Davis, East Valley, Eisenhower, Goldendale, Grandview, Granger, Highland, Kittitas, La Salle, Royal, Toppenish and West Valley High Schools. High school art teachers in the south-central area of ESD 105 Washington have been invited to submit artwork from their students for this year’s regional exhibit.
From that group, nine student works will be on display at the OSPI State-wide Superintendent’s High School Art Exhibition, which is scheduled to take place later this spring. Details on the state show are still being planned; last year’s Spring 2020 State Show was displayed fully online, with an award announcement that was conducted via Facebook Live. The cash purchase rewards are traditionally presented to the winners at the statewide exhibition. Starting with this year’s OSPI Exhibition, one-year exhibition awards are also being launched for the winners of state-level awards created by students who choose not to put their works up for sale.
In addition to the nine regional award winners showing up at the state exhibit, two pieces have been selected as ESD 105 Board Choice Award winners and will be purchased to join the permanent exhibit of student artwork at the The agency’s Greenough Conference Center.
In addition, eight of the students on this year’s show were selected by members of the Faculty of Arts at Central Washington University for CWU scholarships in recognition of their participation on the 2021 show.
In addition to the exhibition itself, the evaluation process for this year’s exhibition was conducted entirely online. Jurors who reviewed the regional award nominations reviewed all exhibits online rather than in person. Each student’s work was judged on the basis of mastery of the medium used, composition and creativity.