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Displaying Artwork at OSPI - ArtSense 2019


ArtSense is a visual arts display of 13 artwork pieces for up to three months in the Executive Conference Room in the Old Capitol Building, Olympia, which houses the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The objective is to showcase artwork from students in Washington and highlight the impact of our arts learning standards and of comprehensive and sequential visual arts programs in schools and districts. (See The Arts Web page

Each student participating in ArtSense will receive a certificate signed by Superintendent of Public Instruction and Anne Banks, The Arts Program Supervisor, and a letter following the display. (Certificates and letters will be mailed back with the display for the teachers to distribute.) 

Guidelines for Submitting Artwork:
  • 13 pieces of Artwork (one for each Grade K–12 or artwork from one grade or grade band)
  • 2D projects only
  • The frame opening is 12½ x 18½. You do not want the artwork to be bigger than this size, but you can definitely have it be smaller.
  • Best to have artwork mounted on black paper (not required)
  • Electronic list of student names. Include title of piece, student's name, grade level
  • A theme is fine, however, not a requirement. (Theme ideas: “Self Portraits”, water color, nature, eclectic, etc.)

If you have any questions regarding the process or need further information, please contact Kari Tally, at 360-725-6428 or by email at: The OSPI TTY number is 360-664-3631.