WAESN Youth Art Contest

WAESN is looking for visual art created from any medium as long as it can be uploaded to our website as a high resolution digital image that represents (1) our vision statement and (2) helps us visualize how the WAESN Visual Arts Education Team define “Action and Reflection” in a liberated visual arts curriculum.
Vision Statement
Ethnic Studies in every classroom of Washington State taught by anti-racist educators committed to centering the history and lives experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Action and Reflection
Action and Reflection in visual arts, as defined by ethnic studies, are the humanizing ways in which artists interpret, respond to, and engage with visual cultures around them. This includes (1) cultivating a personal sense of empowerment and advocacy for justice and (2) engaging in art-making as a healing process in the greater community and within ourselves. Under this definition, the process for action and reflection includes an authentic reveal that involves meaningful community engagement.
Send all submissions along with your name, age, school you attend (to verify residence), and a brief description of your work and why you chose your medium to tracy@waesthnicstudies.com.
Deadline: April 30th
Winners Announced: May 17th
For more information, please visit https://waethnicstudies.com/art-contest/ or email Tracy at tracy@waesthnicstudies.com!