Bellevue Arts Museum is pleased to present the 22 award winners of the 2012 Bellevue School District High School Art Show. Each year the Bellevue School District hosts a display featuring the best of its high school student work. Every art student in the district is invited to submit his or her best piece. This year, the district displayed over 100 pieces spanning several media from acrylic paint to glass sculpture. A panel of judges selected eight Jurors' Choice Winners and fourteen Awards of Merit based on concept and idea, use of medium and overall composition. During the judging process, each piece was displayed with no label information so jurors scored pieces based on the work alone. Demonstrating the talent of students and teachers across the district, all five of Bellevue's high schools are represented among the seven highest-scoring pieces. Bellevue Arts Museum is pleased to display these works in celebration of the students' skills and efforts in the arts.
The Bellevue School District has a comprehensive sequential K-12 Visual Art Program that has been developed by teachers. The program includes student instruction in art history, media skills, vocabulary and aesthetics. At the high school level, schools offer Advanced Placement Studio Art Portfolio classes. There are a wide variety of classes and mediums taught that prepare art students to build portfolios for college admission and/or enjoy art as an adult.
Bellevue Arts Museum is pleased to celebrate these students' accomplishments in the arts by displaying their work in its Community Education Gallery.