Arts Education

2021 Regional High School Visual Art Show is virtual! 


Tuesday, March 23 at 4:00 pm 
2021 Regional High School Art Show Ceremony (CLICK HERE NOW)

Thursday, May 20
2021 Virtual State High School Art Show

2020 Regional High School Visual Art Show

2020 List of Winners! and Gallery of winning art


Niko Looper, Central Valley High School, Central Valley School District
Washington Education Association (WEA) Award (shown at left)

We Need To Do Better

All of the hands are reaching toward something. That “something” in my mind is a better world, or peace, but it is ultimately up to the viewer. The concept of the piece is that we need to do better.

We need to do better for ourselves, for one another, for students, for the planet, for minorities, for humanity. There are so many problems in the world that are simply pushed aside. There are so many people dying and suffering for just trying to be who they are. There are so many people just trying to get by who are being denied basic human rights.

We all need help from one another.

We just need to do better.


Mary Kempel
(509) 456-2715


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Additional Shows/Competitions

Washington State High School Photography Competition
Contact: Kelly Atkinson

Scholarship/Grant Opportunities

Art & Soul Foundation Scholarships
Contact: Ken Spiering

Creative Start grant: WSAC
Contact: Alexis Sarah

ArtsWA Arts in Education Partnership Grant
Contact: Tamar Krames, Program Manager: 360-252-9973