Excellence in Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education
For over ten years, the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Arts Commission have been fortunate to celebrate arts education by hosting rotating student art exhibits. These exhibits celebrate the high quality of visual art education in Maine.
Starting with this school year, 2015-16, the Department and Commission are combining their efforts to provide these exhibits. The Excellence in Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education program will include rotating exhibits displayed throughout the State House complex and in the Department of Education. Each exhibit will feature three school districts. Exhibits will include 63 pieces of student artwork. Districts are encouraged to include the full range of grades from the district.
During the period students’ artwork is displayed, the artists and their families will be invited to the Hall of Flags for a Celebration of Excellence in Visual and Performing Arts Education reception. The First Lady, the Department of Education, and the Maine Arts Commission will recognize each student for their accomplishments. The reception will feature performances from the districts represented in the art show.
Please consider submitting your students’ artwork. The exhibition guidelines are located here. If you are interested in displaying your student artwork, please contact Beth Lambert, Visual and Performing Arts Specialist, Maine Department of Education at 207-624-6642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Excellence in Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education please contact Argy Nestor at 207-287-2713, email@example.com.
Maine Excellence in Visual and Performing Arts Spring 2016
Congratulations to the student artists and art teachers from the districts of MSAD 51 (Cumberland, North Yarmouth and Chebeague Island), RSU3 (Brooks, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Monroe, Montville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity and Waldo), and AOS91 (Bar Harbor, Frenchboro, Islesford, Southwest Harbor, Swan's Island, Tremont and Trenton) whose artwork was part of the Spring 2016 exhibit. To view a PDF that includes the artwork locations in the Capitol Complex please click here. Please click here to view the Spring 2016 exhibit and the Fall 2015 exhibit.
Previous galleries of student artwork can be viewed below.
For more information about Excellence in Maine Visual and Performing Arts Education, Director of Arts Education please contact Argy Nestor at 207-287-2713, firstname.lastname@example.org.