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Re: Art Fair

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Stenger - Judith DiSalvo (jstenger)
Sun, 13 Apr 1997 21:18:58 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Larry,
I love the idea of displaying artwork, but why does it have to be
competitive? We seem to be caught up in whose is BEST instead of enjoying
the uniqueness and variety of expression.

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
> properly.
> Thank you for any advice!!!
> Mel Chaney
> K-12 Art
> Midway R-1
> Cleveland, MO 64734