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Create Art & Celebrate Diversity- Community Art Contest

Small Business Saturday November 24 2018 Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon


  As part of our celebration of the fair’s 25th anniversary Sept. 29, 2018, Central Art and the fair are hosting a community art contest. Consider submitting artwork with the theme “diversity” for the chance to display your artwork at the fair and win prizes! Contest rules Artwork will be judged on creativity, style and how well the artwork reflects the contest theme. Artist may use any medium/format desired (black and white, color, pencil sketch, painting, ink, photograph, etc.). Artwork must be an original creation, no prints. Artwork must be created within the past year. Artwork must be family friendly for viewing by people of all ages, gender, culture and race. Our intent is to emphasize equity, diversity and inclusion. Artwork must be flat and not exceed 11” x 14” in size. There is no entry fee. Limit 1 entry per person. Artwork must be submitted with

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Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America

On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study glamorously entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10. The surveys that contributed to this report were conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), mailed to about 3,400 elementary and secondary school […]

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Stop the Patchwork (from Arts Watch)

Our patchwork approach to providing arts education has gotta stop! I recently read an article about a school that won a $25,000 contest by HGTV to redesign their arts room, and it actually left me upset. Why, you ask? The short answer? I’m tired of the band-aid approach. The stop gap measures. It’s the same […]

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Is Equity the Antithesis of Diversity? (or Why Everyone Needs an IEP)

While facilitating a panel recently, the need for one-on-one attention to help students achieve their personal goals came up. This got me thinking about IEP’s (Individualized Education Programs). An IEP is developed to meet the unique educational needs of an individual student who may have a disability. Here’s my thought: Don’t we all need an […]

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Change: Another Thought

I think the issue of our time is “changing how people see” … but let me come back to that. John Killacky wrote two posts for ARTSblog in late June/early July that said: “… many funders did not feel equipped to judge quality outside of their own world views and experiences. I know that was […]

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Blog Salon Reflections: Art, Enterprise, & Equity

“We are witnessing new practices and challenges to old assumptions.” ~ Ben Cameron during the closing keynote at this year’s Americans for the Arts Annual Convention. A sector transformation is underway. Today’s arts administrators, activists, and cultural entrepreneurs are fashioning new routes to mission fulfillment, while contending with diminishing grant funds, demographic and technological shifts, […]

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