Art Showcase

 Art Showcase is a competition that recognizes both the best individual artists and best art programs in North Carolina schools. An unlimited number of students in each school may participate in the school-level competition. Students are presented with a prompt and given about one month to create their submission. Media categories include painting, drawing, collage, photography, and other creative efforts. Electronic copies of submissions are sent to NCASA and forwarded to judges. Submissions from top teams and students from each category advance to the State Finals and are evaluated by judges in a live exhibition.

 

The FALL 2019 PROMPT is the poem "For All the Children" by NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green. Poem is below.

For All the Children

 

Kasserian Ingera

Wise messengers clearing paths

calming storms that often bruise or wound.

 

Sapati Ingera

We celebrate your tender messages

that promise to reshape and repurpose a tired world.

 

Kasserian Ingera

You harvest the hope that enables us

to steady the center that is always bending.

 

Sapati Ingera

Your plentitude of grace and truth-telling

lifts voices, shifts stories, stretches hearts wider.

 

Kasserian Ingera

Your legacy

new poem new dance new song new medicine.

 

Sapati Ingera

Your footprints

skipping flying leaving new promises of new realities.

 

Kasserian Ingera

Your united nations of goodness

dresses up in the armor of peaceful warriors.

 

Sapati Ingera

You are Light bearers

illuminating the wildest dreams of your ancestors

 

Kasserian Ingera

Through the long nights you ripen a harvest that will feed

our hearts.

 

Sapati Ingera

Through the long nights you weave love into bread.

 

 

Kasserian Ingera

Through the long nights your song is a blanket for a 

nameless motherless child.

 

Sapati Ingera

We listen to your whispers

guiding us to give all we are in the least we ever do.

 

*The traditional greeting that passed between the fabled fearsome Maasai warriors of East Africa. Kasserian Ingera means "and how are the children?" Sapati Ingera means "all the children are well."

[end of poem and statement from poet]

NEW in 2019 - Computer Generated Art will now be known as Digital Media.

The Art Showcase pits artists of different media from different schools in a judged competition that awards both individual and group prizes. Media categories are shown below. Students create their artwork and enter the competition by submitting digital images of their work. Top students' works from each category progress to the statewide competition and are evaluated by judges in-person.

Media Categories:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Print Making
  • Mixed Media
  • Collage
  • Digital Media
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Competition Rules

Visit the Art Showcase section of our site.

 

 

State Champion Computer Generated by Isaiah Willis of Sedgefield Middle School of Charlotte

The State Finals of Art Showcase were held February 9 at Northwest Guilford High School. 35 schools showed their works. Final results are shown below.

 

Shown below are the results from the 2019 Art Showcase Regionals. All schools listed below advanced to the February 9 State Final hosted by Northwest Guilford High School.

 

State Champion Painting by Claire Shi of Jay M Robinson Middle School of Charlotte

The State Finals of Art Showcase were held February 17 at Durham School of the Arts. 33 schools showed their works. Final results are shown below.

Best in Show by R Hutcheson of Ligon Middle School of Raleigh

The State Finals of Art Showcase were held December 3 at Hillside High School of Durham. 25 schools showed their works. Final results are shown below.

 

Shown below are the results from the 2018 Art Showcase Regionals. All schools listed below advanced to the February 17 State Final hosted by Durham School of the Arts.