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Arts in Action

2018 Congressional Arts Competition Recognition

At the recent State Board meeting, the following student artists were recognized for their accomplishments in the Congressional Arts Competition:

The board recognized the following student artists that placed in the 2018 Congressional Art competition for their outstanding work:

  • Mariely Marquez-Lopez, Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, Denver Public Schools, 1st Congressional District
  • Jackson Phillips, Legacy High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 2nd Congressional District, 
  • Isabella Tweed, Durango High School, Durango School District 9-R, 3rd Congressional District
  • Evangeline Bowe, Legend High School, Douglas County School District, 4th Congressional District
  • Anna Meyer, The Classical Academy, Academy School District 20, 5th Congressional District
  • Christine Hinkley, Heritage High School, Littleton Public Schools, 6th Congressional District
  • Gabe Messa, Golden High School, Jefferson County School District, 7th Congressional District

The student artwork will be installed in the State Board Room through June 2019. View the event photos.

Colorado Student Art Galleries

To encourage and showcase student creativity and imagination as a strategy for educational success, the halls of the Colorado Department of Education’s main building and the agency’s Web site will become “living museums” of student expression through the visual arts. View student work.

Art Awards Winners

During the August State Board of Education meeting, The board recognized the following student artists that placed in the congressional art competition for their outstanding work. This artwork will hang at the department for one year. View the event photos.

Reproducible Artwork for Colorado Teachers

Colorado Map by Debbie Brooks (Adams 12 Art Teacher and Artist)

CDE is happy to unveil an artistic rendering of the Colorado Map that is now displayed in the State Board room to celebrate Colorado’s unique features and history. The artwork was specifically designed to benefit 4th grade teachers and students around the state as they conduct in-depth studies about Colorado. As an open-source, Colorado teachers may choose to use the painting to make interdisciplinary connects between Visual Arts and Social Studies standards and more.

In addition, a collaboration of volunteer filmmakers, have produced a short artist interview highlighting the importance of the creative process. The creative process is the cornerstone of the arts standards in Colorado so we hope the interview will illustrate the intent of the visual arts standards of a strong balance between process and product.

Artwork: Colorado Map by Debbie Brooks


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