On January 28, the Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council celebrated the arts in our schools, with a special reception for all the students, and their families, who participated in the 2012-13 Reflections Art Contest. The annual reception honored the 106 young artists who participated in this year's PTSA Reflections contest, and revealed the 30 finalist entries which will advance to state level consideration. Participants represented five schools from our district and submitted 111 works of art in total. All students received ribbons for their art, along with cookies and punch, as their work was shared through a video presentation and displayed on the walls.
Congratulations to these young artists whose entries will now be sent to the Washington State PTA for consideration among student artwork across the state. They, in turn, will identify the entries that will represent our state at the National PTA level, later this school year.
The national contest theme this year was "The Magic of the Moment". Next year's 2013-14 theme has been announced at "Believe, Dream, Inspire". All schools can participate.
"It was an extremely difficult task to choose the state submissions from the wide range of impressive entries we received. Our students have amazing talent and imagination! Everyone should feel very proud of their contributions," explained Sue Korol, SVPTSA Council co-president.
Enjoy a sampling below of some of entries advancing to the state-level Reflections Arts Contest:
The Dangerous Wasp, by Wyatt Harper, 1st grade, SES
The Black Swan, by Roman Postforoosh, 5th grade, FCES
You can see more student works of art from this contest, on display at the Snoqualmie City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor's Center from February - April, and as part of the Snoqualmie Arts Commission's Art Walk event on February 9 from 1-6 pm.