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On Sun, 13 Apr 1997, Larry E. Chaney Jr. wrote:
> Dear ArtEdNet,
> Two questions.
> As an art teacher in a K-12 rural, school. I have had my first art
> fair. Student work from grades 7 - 12 were put on display, the same
> night of a school musical. I asked three women from the community art
> association to be judges for the show. They did a wonderful job. They
> spent hours discussing each work and ribbons were awarded. I then wrote
> a personal thank you to each one for their services. My question is,
> was this enough? Should some sort of compensation be rewarded by the
> school? It is so sad, that in our society, some people feel that they
> deserve more than a thank you, for helping out others. So why do I feel
> like I owe them something? I would like to use them again the future.
> What I would like to know is, what other schools do for judges of
> shows? I am the only art teacher at the building, and need advice?
> My second question is, now I would like to schedule an elementary show
> (grades K - 6). What do others of you do for elementary? Should their
> work just be on display?
> I have been teaching art for 5 years and this is my first year for art
> fairs. I am very excited and so are the students. I want to do this
> Thank you for any advice!!!
> Mel Chaney
> K-12 Art
> Midway R-1
> Cleveland, MO 64734