Field Elementary School

ARTIST FAQ

Can I submit more than one project?

Absolutely! Students may submit as many projects as they like, in as many arts categories as they like.

 

Can I submit a project with a partner or team?

No. Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student's work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student's individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student's work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. See specific arts category rules and special artist division rules for details.

 

Can my parents help with my project?

See answer to question above.

 

Do I have to write an "artist's statement"?

Yes. This is required for each entry. Qualifying entries must include a project title and artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least 10 words and not exceed 100 words.

 

What is the judging criteria for projects advancing to the next level?

1) Interpretation - How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement. (The artist statement -- which is part of the Entry Form -- is very important!)

 

2) Creativity - How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.

 

3) Technique - The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles / techniques of the arts area.

More about Reflections

The Reflections Program was established in 1969 by the National PTA. Since that time, more than 10 million students have participated in this annual program.

 

The PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. A theme is given and students can submit work in one of the categories.  Participation and appreciation for the arts is the Reflections Program's goal. Although the Reflections Program follows a "contest" format, winning is not the emphasis.

 

State of Illinois Reflections Website

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2018-2019 PTA Reflections Program

Reflections Update - November 18, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the following Field students who submitted entries for this year's Reflections program!

 

Photography: Luke McCarthy, Moxey Wehrle

Visual Arts: Katie Larrick, Henry Meade, Henry Amberg, Hugh Herter, Max Herter, Anaya Parikh, Gavin Stotts

Literature: Alexandra El Etr-Garofalo, Lily Peterson, Calvin Schulz, Maya Parikh, Brynn Richardson, Mora Meade, Harrison Hiffman, Elin Seiler

Dance Choreography: Moxey Wehrle

Film Production: Emma Barron 

Music Composition: Dylan Bennett

 

The following students entries advanced to the District level:

Henry Amberg, Emma Barron, Dylan Bennett, Alexandra El Etr-Garofalo, Max Herter, Harrison Hiffman, Katie Larrick, Luke McCarthy, Maya Parikh, Anaya Parikh, Lily Peterson, Brynn Richardson, Calvin Schulz, Elin Seiler, Gavin Stotts, Moxey Wehrle

 

District Judging is occurring end of November.  Please check back for updates.

 

Upcoming Reflections Celebrations:

 

Late November - District level judging

 

Late December - Regional Level judging

 

We are planning an Elmhurst-wide Reflections Display at Judith B Salon - more details to come.

Reflections 2018-2019

2018-2019 Theme: "Heroes Around Me"

 

Encourage your child to participate!  This program will certainly unleash your child's artistic talents!  Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome.  Students choose the art category they're interested in!  There are six arts categories – dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

Deadline for entries: Wednesday, November 14th

For details, contact: Michelle Wehrle at michellewehrl@yahoo.com

 

Students may submit an entry in any of the six arts areas listed below. Only original works of art are accepted. It does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home.  Once judged at the local level, the winners go on to the council and/or district judging. Those winners go to the Illinois PTA to receive recognition.

 

Select projects will advance from the state level to the National PTA level. The six arts areas are as follows:

There is also a Special Artist Division which is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program.

 

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2018-19 RULES

Please carefully read the rules for specific categories. Failure to submit a proper entry form or follow specific arts category rules could disqualify a project.

ENTRY FORM

Each project submission must include an official entry form. Feel free to attach an extra sheet if more room is needed for the Artist Statement, etc.

 

Download the Field Entry Form (pdf)

TIMELINE

November 14 – Projects due to Field office

 

Early December – Select entries advance to DuPage East Regional Level

 

Late January – Select entries advance to State Level

 

February - March – D205 projects on display at Judith B Salon

 

May  – State Level "SPOTLIGHT" Celebration at Milikin University - plus - Dupage East Regional Celebration