What is All State Art?
Students are nominated by their teachers and then submit a portfolio of ten digital images of their work and three essays on their artistic experiences. These portfolios will be judged by college professors and working artists. The top 20% will be selected as the All State Art Team, and will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Des Moines Art Center. These students will receive scholarship offers, a personalized plaque, and a large poster of their artwork. The three top scoring schools, based on their top ive individual portfolio scores, will be awarded the prestigious title of “All State Art Program.”
Who is Eligible for All State Art?
Juniors and seniors are the only students who can submit portfolios to All State. These students must submit ten works of art as part of this portfolio, however, they may not submit the same ten both junior and senior year. For example, if a junior submits ten pieces of artwork in the 2015 competition, he or she cannot submit any of those in the 2016 competition their senior year. It is up to that junior to decide if his or her portfolio is strong enough for two years. If not, the artist could wait and have a better assorted and advanced variety of work for the 2016 competition.
2016 All State Winners are Offered the Following Scholarships:
- Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) – Minneapolis, MN
$1,000 awarded to accepted seniors who have completed an MCAD application before March 15. This scholarship is renewable at $1,000 per year totaling $4,000 over four years at MCAD while the student remains in good academic standing.
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) – Chicago, IL
$2,000 per year (annually renewable) SAIC Competitive Excellence scholarships to seniors meeting minimum admissions requirements. They will be awarded upon admittance. These scholarships would be in addition to any other merit-based scholarship they received after being admitted to SAIC.
- Kansas City Art Institute – Kansas City, MO
$1,000 awarded to accepted students who attend KCAI.
- The Creative Center – Omaha, NE
$1000 awarded to any winner accepted to and pursuing their art career in graphic art and design at The Creative Center.*The above institutions will offer the scholarships under the condition of the student meeting the minimum requirements to be accepted to the institution and would be awarded upon admittance. The institutions have been notified of the winners in advance.
- Each portfolio submitted has a fee of $25.
- The nominating teacher must be a member of AEI (Art Educators of Iowa).
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about membership.
- Contact email@example.com for questions about All State.
Students will submit the following online:
- Ten images of ten different pieces of artwork (no separate detail images) or 1 minute segments of video with dimensions, media and title
- photo of self
- student essays – limited to 100 Words EACH:
- value of visual art in your life
- your influences
- experiences that have shaped or changed you as an artist
The portal to create portfolios is located at www.artediowa.org/Login.asp.
2016 All State Documents
- Visit http://www.artedia.org/programs/all-state/2016-all-state-documents/ for timelines, resources, and lessons tohelp your students avoid copyright infringement.
- Follow Iowa All State Art on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aeiallstateart.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design: $1,000 scholarships
School of the Art Institute of Chicago: $2,000 scholarships
Kansas City Art Institute: $1,000 scholarships
Creative Center – Omaha, NE: $1,000 scholarships
*The above institutions will offer the scholarships under the condition of the student meeting the minimum requirements to be accepted to the institution and would be awarded upon admittance.
On behalf of Art Educators of Iowa and the All-State Visual Art Awards Committee, congratulations and thank you to all nominees and nominating art educators. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to compile a portfolio and complete the submission process. Though we provide the opportunity to recognize students for outstanding work, it is the time, nurture, and support that individual teachers give students with potential that is most significant. Please, continue to participate and encourage other teachers in your district, region, and conference to become participating members. The more participants involved, the more students we can honor for their outstanding efforts.
This year judging was completed remotely for the first time by the following:
Tim Dooley – University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
Kris Musto – Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, MN)
Joseph Lappie – St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)
Clar Baldus – University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Jan Dotzler – The Creative Center (Omaha, NE)
Ben Harle – Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, MO)
Judging is 100% randomized and anonymous, and each individual piece is evaluated. Essays are judged on a point scale of 0-5 Points and portfolio Images are judged on a scale of 5-10. Out of 89 students who submitted, we are proud to announce 18 winners that make up the top 20% of submissions. Judge Jan Dotzler stated, “As I reviewed the portfolios, it looked like design and composition were strongly pushed by the art teachers. Kudos to them and to the student artists stepping up to the challenge. I will always give a nudge towards creative concepts – great designs will take the artist everywhere.” Judge Clar Baldus noted, “I enjoyed seeing all the work of these promising young artists. Interesting visual themes throughout.”
Student scores can be viewed in their portals under each image.
The All State Committee is pleased to announce this year’s top portfolios.
2016 All State Visual Arts Awardees
|Faraz Mohd||Dowling Catholic High School|
|Luke Carey||Cedar Rapids Washington|
|Lauren Brewer||Pleasant Valley High School|
|Alice Tosi||Cedar Rapids Washington|
|Jocelyn Tong||Dowling Catholic High School|
|Kennedy Hill||Davenport Central High School/Creative Arts Academy QC|
|Allie Ernster||JF Kennedy High School|
|Kara Grossman||Dowling Catholic High School|
|Daniel Nielsen||Dowling Catholic High School|
|Issac Vasquez||Davenport Central High School/Creative Arts Academy QC|
|Samantha Kragel||Linn-Mar High School|
|Alex Barr||Clarke High School|
|Kelsey Tope||Des Moines Christian|
|Amanda Erps||Dowling Catholic High School|
|Shailah Harris||Davenport Central High School/Creative Arts Academy QC|
|Christina Gunther||Pleasant Valley High School|
Schools with Highest Scores from Top 5 Students, 2015
|Dowling Catholic High School|
|Pleasant Valley High School|
|Davenport Central High School/Creative Arts Academy QC|