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At 9:18 PM 4/13/97, Stenger - Judith DiSalvo wrote:
> 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
>> Thank you for any advice!!!
>> Mel Chaney
>> K-12 Art
>> Midway R-1
>> Cleveland, MO 64734