LISD Visual Art

Winter, 2016 Issue 10: Information and Upcoming Events

Art Advocacy Update

Your Art Advocacy Committee met this week. Here are the highlights:

MLK Art Contest: Winners

If your students have winning entries, please remind your kids to attend the ceremony, Monday, 6:30 at LHS Auditorium, to pick up their awards. Teachers should be present, as well.

Teachers, you can pick up non-winning entries from Missey’s office.

Gallery Committees: this is for you

(Formerly called the "Hanging Committees", which would look great on a t-shirt), the Gallery Committees are made up of art teachers serving 2-3 years. If you are on a committee, please double check the Google Doc and make sure your info is up to date.

If you are at the end of your term and want to cycle off, please email Missey so she can find a replacement.

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These are coming up! Please look out for emails from your committee regarding hanging requirements. Remember, this committee is your contact, please do not contact MCL Grand employees.

All teachers should plan on attending the Opening of their show. Administration will be sent an invitation, but do your part in encouraging your principal to attend. They need to see these amazing Openings and Art Shows.

Update: Art 1 Art Show, March 4-13

The Art 1 Show is brand new this year! It will follow the guidelines of the Middle School show, as it is non-juried. If you teach HS Art 1, please look out for an email from the committee with information about this show.

Art Shows: dates

Feb. 5-14: HS, Juried

Feb. 19-28: MS

March 4-13: HS Art 1

March 18-27: ES, West Zone

April 1-11: ES, East Zone

Faculty Art Show

We will have our Faculty Art Show at the Bolin Center over the summer, hanging in June. You have 4 months to create an awesome work of art!

Call for Submissions: Lori Rapp's Office

Call for submissions for collaborative student art for a permanent display at Timber Creek Admin, on many walls on the second floor.

Artwork must fit within an 8'X8' wall space, and needs to promote the diverse and high quality of our program. This will be a permanent installation. The art does not have to be framed, but needs to be ready for display.

If interested, please send digital images of the student art to Missey.

NEW! Art Display System at Bolin!

We now have a great display system at Bolin (see pictures, below). As you can see, you can hang individual art or pre-hang it on Kraft paper. If you have questions, please email Missey.

We are here for you.

If you have any concerns or ideas regarding the state of Art Ed in LISD, please let us know. We are here to support and help you in any way we can.

Who's Who? Your Committee:


Lynn Luck,

Leslie McReynolds, Communications Chair,

Pam Sewell,

Elizabeth Stroud,

Middle School

Nancy Lawrence,

Alesia Shaw,

Chuck Brouilette,

High School

Nicole Franczvai, Secretary,

Josh Fletcher,

Ross Hines,

Angel Holmes,

Marty Kruk, Chairperson,

Kathy Toews, Superintendent’s Office Art Coordinator,


Missey Head, Coordinator of Fine Arts,

Bill Watson, Director of Fine Arts,

Superintendent's Office Art Show Guidelines (on hold for now)

Superintendent’s Office

Artwork Selection

Rules and Regulations

Drafted: Fall 2014

Artwork/Submitting Artwork:

  • Teachers can submit as many works as they see fit.

  • Number of works selected:

    • 3 - Elementary School

    • 3 - Middle School

    • 3 - High School

  • All work will be submitted electronically to the Superintendent’s Art Show Coordinator (SAS Coordinator).

  • Each image must have:

    • media

    • dimensions/size

    • artist name

    • teacher name

  • The SAS Coordinator will mat, frame, and install all work selected, as well as maintain the show.

    • Framed work or work on canvas will not be framed/reframed, but will hang in existing state.

  • Artwork must be submitted to the SAS Coordinator prior to the following Arts Advocacy meeting dates: May, October, December, March.

The Show

  • Work will be displayed for 9 weeks. New works will be selected and placed in these months: September, November, January and April.

    • Participating Teachers and Students PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to collect before the end of the 9 week time frame. All work selected will be hung for the full 9 weeks; therefore, work in the Superintendents Show is not available for other shows (for example: VASE, LISD District Shows).

  • The show can house up to, but no more than, three 3-D works.

    • The 3-D works must be ready for installation upon delivery to the SAS Coordinator.

Selection of Work

  • The selection committee is made up of 3 or more members of the Arts Advocacy Committee.

  • The process for selecting works will be the “sticky note method”. Each member of the committee will be given a proportional amount of sticky notes and then proceed to vote for their selection in each category (High, Middle, Elementary school).

  • The 3 works in each category that gather the most votes will be the works selected for the show.