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Art Festival Guidelines I. GENERAL GUIDELINES A. Any currently enrolled student’s art work may be submitted, but not limited to, the following categories: Drawing Jewelry Painting Batik Sculpture Ceramics Printmaking Mixed Media Graphics Photography Digital Video B. Eight art students familiar with all areas are to accompany the art pieces to the convention and be responsible for the setting up and exhibiting of the art work. C. The eight students are also to be involved in the art workshops set up by the host school. E. Art teachers should prepare material so that it can be transported without problems and can be displayed without inconvenience at the host school. Therefore, size, shape, and weight should be a consideration. F. All art work must be original. Work from previous SAISA conventions may not be submitted. G. All schools must inform the host schools at least two weeks in advance of the convention as to the areas of work that will be sent. Schools must also note any special display requirements (e.g. locked jewelry display cases.) Special requests must be kept at a minimum. II. GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATION AND CRITIQUE A. All 2D work should be matted or framed (without glass) with a hanging system in place. B. Each piece should be clearly labeled with the student’s name, school category and media. C. The host school will provide uniform blank labels for all twenty-five works of each of the SAISA schools to create uniformity in presentation at the exhibition. D. All of the art pieces will be critiqued by the students and teachers at the convention. E. No material will be admitted which may be considered culturally offensive or unacceptable to the host country or school. F. Art works will not be rated. III. AWARDS A. All art students with pieces on display will receive a certificate of participation supplied by the host school. B. The host school will compile a list of current art exhibits that would be of interest to visiting students. It will endeavor to organize a meeting with a local artist in his/her studio. This information will reach participating schools one month prior to the convention. Transportation to and from such events will be arranged by the host school. These events may be scheduled as workshops. IV. RECOMMENDATIONS & GUIDELINES Overall conference recommendations and guidelines: 1. Have a balance of time for the following activities such as: a. Hanging and Dismantling of all submitted pieces of Art b. A warm up activity to get art students interacting right from the beginning. c. Excursion outside of the school campus with an activity related to the art and culture of the host school. Possibilities might include: - Art Gallery or Museum visit - Local Artist Studio Visit - Craft Market or Architectural Site - Factory tour of a locally produced (art) item - Demonstration of a specific medium or artist’s work - Appropriate tour organized by a local tour company d. Workshops or Hands-on Experiences. Possibilities might include: - On campus workshops planned by host school art teachers. Suggestions: book- binding, plastic mold packaging, batik, small weavings, stenciling, Chinese brush painting, life drawing, digital camera photo competition. - Off campus workshop by a local artist or craftsperson - Workshops led by a larger organization or company e. Oral Critiques of Art work in attendance. A written critique must be planned IF the oral critique is not able to be fit into the schedule. ALL art works deserve a critique of some kind prior to the completion of the conference. g. An all-campus art project h. Down time to share, reflect, rest. Preparations Prior to the Conference Host School: - Schedule, Plan, and Prepare for activities as recommended above - Select 25 art works and 3 delegates to attend the conference (delegates chosen must have work in the exhibition). - Prepare tags (with logo created for the SAISA year, if desired). - Include on the tag: Title, Medium of the piece, Name of the Artist as noted on the List submitted by each school - Have display boards and areas