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    2014 Art All State Information

    May 30 and 31, 2014

    The Worcester Art Museum is excited to announce the 27th Massachusetts Art All-State which will take place on Friday, May 30, & Saturday, May 31, 2014.  Through the history of Art All-State, over 3,600 high school juniors from all across Massachusetts have had the opportunity to meet their peers, work with professional artists, learn about post secondary art training, and investigate art careers. Art All-State is designed to foster high caliber art education for the young people of Massachusetts by matching students with professional artists to create large-scale artworks inspired by the Museum's collection. Through gallery and studio experiences AAS challenges and inspires these participants to think creatively about themselves and the role that art can play in life after high school. Eight studio groups are each lead by two professional artists, who help facilitate the students in the creative process. The artists, who come from a variety of different art disciplines, also act as mentors for the student participants.

    Information & Instructions (.doc)

    Art All-State 2014 Application Instructions & Checklist
    Art All-State 2014 Rubric – Please be sure to look at our new guidelines
    Art All-State 2014 Instructions on How to Submit Student Artwork
    Art All-State 2014 Timeline
    Letter from All-State Manager


    Forms

    AAS applications for 2014 are now finished, thank you


    If you have any questions, or experience any problems, please contact
    Christopher Whitehead at artallstate@worcesterart.org or call 508.799.4406 x3072. 

    Art All State 2014 is sponsored by

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    News


    Art All State Wins Local & State Awards!

    The 2011 Award for Excellence in Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design “For inspired leadership in developing & implementing a visionary program that brings together passionate artists, art educators, & high school juniors from across the commonwealth for a transformative experience through the power of collaboration & contemporary art practices."
    The 2007 Champion of the Arts Education Award for Outstanding Arts Collaborative from the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education 
    The 2000 Cultural Enrichment Award from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Vision Awards

     

    About the Program

    Launched in 1987 through an off-hand suggestion of a retired art teacher, Art All-State brings together some of the most talented juniors from across the state for an intensive two-day art experience. The students, competitively selected, collaborate with artist/mentors to create group installations inspired by the Museum's collections. Through gallery and studio experiences AAS challenges and inspires these participants to think creatively about themselves and the role that art can play in life after high school. Eight studio groups are each lead by two professional artists, who help facilitate the students in the creative process. The artists, who come from a variety of different art disciplines, also act as mentors for the student participants.


    AAS relies on an important network of art education professionals for both support and volunteering. The grass roots nature of the program where art teachers nominate students from their schools, are involved in the selection of student participants and assist at the event can be seen as key to its longevity and success.

    Art All-State is a formative experience for many of our three thousand alumi. Kristy Thomley, a '97 alum now living and working in Los Angeles as a production designer, recently contacted the program to say, “Time and again, when people ask me why or how I became involved in set design and art production, I come back to a singular pivotal event - Art All-State. Thank you, Art All-State, for inspiring me to continue with a life full of creation and art.”

    Art All-State is supported in part by the David J. Freelander Memorial Education Fund and other contributors throughout the years, including gifts from alumni and parents and an annual gift from the Ostrowski Family in memory of Christopher Ostrowski, AAS '96.

    If you would like to find out more about the Worcester Art Museum's Art All-State program, or have any questions, please call 508.799.4406, x3072, or email artallstate@worcesterart.org.

    Mission

    Who should be nominated?

    Each high school may nominate up to two 11th grade students who are in good academic standing. These students should demonstrate a keen interest in the visual arts; have imagination, flexibility and willingness to experiment in new situations. They need not be students who demonstrate the highest degree of technical expertise, but they should be students who would benefit from the Art All-State experience and may be considering further education in art.

    Thank You 2012

    Art All-State 2012 was made possible by the David Jay Freelander Education Fund. Further support was received from the Ostrowski Family in memory of Christopher Ostrowski AAS’96 and from Fallon Community Health Plan.  Additional assistance in the form of in-kind donations was received from AA Transportation, Artist & Craftsman, Blick Art Materials, Cocoon Graphix, Corner Grill, Curry Printing & Copy Center, Davis Publications, Educational Sketchbook Program, Extras for Creative Learning, Fallon Community Health Plan, Golden Paints, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maines Paper & Food Service, Papa Gino’s, Polar Beverages, Price Chopper, Royal Brush, Sargent Art, School Specialty, Sysco Corp., Utrecht Art Supply

     

    Video

    Video from Art All State 2013 directed and produced by Daniel Guan.

    "A whole exhibit taken down in 2 minutes. Part of Studio 204 of MA Art All State Program@Worcester Art Museum"

    Links of Interest

    Photos

    To see photos from Art All State 2012, check out our Flickr page and the Art All State Alumni FaceBook page.

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    The following artists participated in Art All State 2012

    Andy Bell, (‘97) mixed media
    Meghan Burch, (‘97) fiber
    Steve Butler furniture design
    Liesl Carlson jewelry design
    Carolyn Clayton (’04) installation
    Andy Fish comic book author & illustrator
    Veronica Fish illustration
    Rich Gombar fine art
    Tom Grady (’95) fine art
    Susan Halls ceramics
    Jamie Buckmaster
    Catherine Judge video/ mixed media
    Patti Kelly Bernhard fine art
    Heidi Kayser
    Dean Nimmer fine art
    Emily Sandagata (’97) mixed media
    David Shapleigh fine art

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    Images from past Art All-States

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