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> -----Original Message-----
> From: amanda clarke [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 2:56 PM
> To: KHeifetz
> Cc: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: Competitions: Scholastics
> I am not sure if this is the information you are requesting, but I
> all will benefit from it.
> Last semester, my Prof volunteered my art methods class to help out
> the competition. We were responsible for repacking the artworks after
> We were lucky enough to see what really happens as the works are being
> judged. My Prof was one of the judges. Each work was looked at
> and I mean brief. Many works were passed off quickly, mere seconds.
> Think of it like looking at a resume for a job. I was stunned at how
> quickly they were able to determine if a work was "acceptable" or not.
> There were a total of three judges.
> This is some information I committed to my own personal memory:
> When preparing student'd work for judging, treat it as you would for
> own personal gallery show. Some of the works were poorly handled,
> finger prints and marks. The works that were matted looked better
> those that were not.
> Realistic renditions of people and animals need to be done
> well, pay close attention to the composition and arrangement.
> When packing up student works, once again pack them as you would your
> Some of the packing jobs were poor at best.
> Take this opportunity to TEACH your students about the career of a
> Professional artist. Teach them about exhibitions, presenting your
> and professionalism. Most of the studens who are serious about art
> benefit from this information, while others may come to appriciate
> and their jobs a little more.
> If you ever get the opportunity to help out during a Scholastics show,
> it will open your eyes.
> Amanda Clarke
> On Mon, 24 Aug 1998 KHeifetz wrote:
> > Would like to know how some of you deal with the Scholastics Art
> > In my school district, there is a great deal of pressure to produce
> for this
> > event. I find that when the local competition is exhibited, there
> are a great
> > wealth of recognizable copies that are from photos, yet have been
> altered. I
> > realize that the rules in this competition say that other works can
> > inspiration but it is so disheartening to see this. The judges
> > look for the super realism and generally are the same judges....many
> are from
> > a prestigous private university. I so much want my students to
> > entering but the pressure to conform and the lack of originality
> make my
> > students question me why they can't copy? Many of the art teachers
> > this region just teach for this competition...they will work on
> only several
> > drawings or paintings for an entire
> > semester. Help!!!!!!
> > ann