A vital, integrated part of the Art Exhibit at Arts Alive 2020 will be the artwork of Pre-K and Kindergarten students…truly young artists!  Each county will select rich visual art pieces from your county Universal Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms. Remember that young children’s artwork:

a) focuses on process, not product;

b) may or may not be “something;”

c) needs a title for the work;

d) should provide opportunity to work with various media and

e) should be created using developmentally appropriate practices (open-ended art).

  • Note that no pre-made craft items will be accepted.
  • To ensure the exhibit provides the most accurate information about the child, media used, and process of creation, complete the document titled Pre-K and Kindergarten Submission Form 2020 for the pieces of artwork submitted by your county.
  • Mail this form along with the child’s artwork to Dr. Raymond Lowther (see address below).
  • Artwork will be returned to the student or County Pre-K Coordinator/Contact if indicated on submission form.
  • We will arrange to have all 2D artwork gallery matted and shrink wrapped for the Arts Alive Exhibit!
  • 3D work will be securely and professionally displayed.
  • If you have questions about Pre-K and Kindergarten submissions, please contact Rhonda Fisher rffisher@k12.wv.us

All work must be received on or before March 6, 2020.

Mail artwork to:

Dr. Raymond Lowther
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Middle / Secondary Learning
Building 6, Room 221
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV   25305-0330