• On Saturday, February 25, 2017, my Art 3 students competed in the Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event (or V.A.S.E.) sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association (or T.A.E.A.) at Victoria West High School. I had 7 students compete the day of the event and 6 of the 7 scored the highest score of a 4 earning them a medal at the Regional level and advancing them to Area. Unfortunately, we did not have anyone advance to State but we did have a GREAT first year competing at this event and I couldn't be more proud of my students and their creativity and professionalism at VASE. Listed below are the students who competed.
     
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    Kelcey Cooper;12th Grade- "Mirror Mirror : Behind the Curtain"  (Regional Medal)
    Edwin Oliva; 12th Grade- "The Life of a Filmmaker"  (Regional Medal)
    Miranda Hartl; 12th Grade- "Colorful Memories"  (Regional Medal)
    Leslie Garcia; 12th Grade- "Senior Year in Color"  (Regional Medal)
    Cheyenne Peters; 12th Grade- "Walk By Faith"  (Regional Medal)
    Jonathan Sevilla; 12th Grade- "Power Chord"
    Alvaro Alvarado; 12th Grade- "Past Memories"   (Regional Medal)
     
     AWESOME job to all of you!!!
                               
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    Below is a little background information on the VASE event. 
     
    "The mission of the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve. VASE is the only art event of its kind in the nation. Students are provided the opportunity to bring the artworks created in their art classes to their regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standard based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork. Only academically eligible high school students in grades 9-12 from throughout Texas can participate in VASE. Jurors will look for originality of concept, technical expertise, understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for visual art, and the interpretation of the student's stated intent. Jurors at the regional level will evaluate the student artwork using the following standard:
    • Rating 4 Superior
    • Rating 3 Excellent
    • Rating 2 Average
    • Rating 1 Below Average
    Students who score a 4 at the Regional level, advance to the Area level the day of the Regional event. Once artwork is judged at the Area level, it is determined which pieces will advance to State. To keep things fair across the state, jurors choose 10% of the pieces entered and judged at the Area level."
     **Information provided by the TAEA.org website. www.taea.org/VASE**