LISD Visual Art

Spring, 2016 Issue 13: Information and Upcoming Events

Art Advocacy Update

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

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Summer In-service for August and November Trade Days!

Courses are currently on Eduphoria. There are not as many options as last year, especially at the elementary level. If you want to host an in-service, please email Missey ASAP.

Faculty Art Show: June-August

Bring your art to the Bolin Center after school May 31 or June 1. You will set up your own art. We will have display tables for 3D art. Look for emails containing labels from Marty Kruk or Nancy Lawrence.

Spotlight on: Castle Hills Elementary

Castle Hills Elementary built three outdoor weaving looms in the new Outdoor Learning Center called "Castle Courts." Planter beds, musical instruments, and a butterfly garden are currently under construction. The students are enjoying getting outside and working on such a large scale with their friends.

Upcoming Art Education Events: Prepare for next year!

International Dot Day, September 15, 2016

Sign ups for Timbercreek and Bolin Admin Buildings: Missey will send out an email

Flower Mound Schools: Flower Mound "Art Party", end of October, 2016

Flower Mound schools, student art display opportunities at Point Bank and Movie House Eatery. Tammie Turner will email a sign-up link in August.

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.

Visual Art League

Information about the VAL:

The Visual Art League is Lewisville’s premier arts group with over 65 members and art exhibitions year round in the MCL Grand Theater gallery, hallway, and display case. VAL meets monthly except during the summer in Classroom 3 of the MCL Grand on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM with speakers discussing a wide array of arts topics. Membership is $35 a year for individuals and $25 for educators.

See for more information about VAL.

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,

Ross Hines,

Angel Holmes,

Marty Kruk, Chairperson,

Kathy Toews, Superintendent’s Office Art Coordinator,



Head, Coordinator of Fine Arts,

Bill Watson, Director of Fine Arts,

Superintendent's Office Art Show Guidelines (on hold until who knows but it's still a great idea)

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.