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The Superintendent's High School Art Show is an annual event co-hosted by OSPI and the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA). High school students from all nine of the state's educational service districts (ESDs) participate in this artistic celebration each year. The finalists from these regional ESD shows are invited to participate in the Superintendent's High School Art Show.

2016 Art Show

Reception and Awards Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 20th
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Olympia – OSPI Building (directions)

2016 Art Show
Gallery of Regional Winners by ESD Region

Previous Year's Winners
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

May is Arts Education Month
Superintendent Randy Dorn's Arts Proclamation


Washington State Youth Art Month Flag - 2015

Washington State Youth Art Month Flag
Created by a student from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, WA

The Washington Arts Education Association sponsors an annual event that provides an opportunity for students to design a flag representing and in celebration of the arts; dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The submission chosen for this year's flag was created by a student from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, WA. The student along with her teacher, will be honored at the Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show and her flag will remain on display at OSPI.


The Art Show and Conference Calendar 2015-2016
The OSPI Art Show School Year Calendar is produced every year to showcase the recent winners of the Superintendent’s High School Art Show. Download the 2015-2016 calendar (PDF)
The calendar is designed to be printed on 11x17 paper

Also, the calendar conveniently lists “Dates to Remember” for Arts events hosted by Arts organizations throughout Washington state:

DEAW Annual Dance Conference

    Francia Russell Center Bellevue, WA
    September 26-27, 2015

Thespians Annual Fall Teacher In-Service and College Auditions

    Garfield (In-service 10/9) & Roosevelt HS (College Auditions 10/10)
    Seattle, WA
    October 9-10, 2015

WAEA Annual Visual Arts Conference

    Cascade High School
    Leavenworth, WA
    October 24, 2015

WMEA Biennial State Music Conference

    Yakima Convention Centerv Yakima, WA
    February 11-14, 2016

Thespians Annual State Conference

    Central Washington University
    Ellensburg, WA
    March 17-19, 2016

WIAA/WMEA State Solo/Ensemble Contest

    Central Washington University
    Ellensburg, WA
    April 29-30, 2016

Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show Reception

    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Olympia, WA
    May 20, 2016 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Art Show Calendar


Get Involved
If you'd like to learn more about the Art Show, please contact Anne Banks.


2016  Art Show Gallery

View Art Show Galleries on Flickr

   Updated 4/21/2016

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