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Area art students participate in the April 13 and 14 state Visual Art Scholastic Event at UH-Clear Lake
By Marilyn Clark, League City Area News Online
Joey Dole, the state VASE director, said that there are not many art contests in the United States and that they are fairly subjective with only a limited set of criteria for evaluation. He said that VASE scoring is unique because there are no winners or losers and students are rated based on an objective grading rubric developed from the national standards for art education.
Students are judged on originality, skill, knowledge of the state standards for art education and ability to verbally explain the intent of their piece to the judges (jurors). Each piece is awarded a superior, excellent, average or below average rating.
The "superior" artworks are then reexamined. The best are given an exemplary rating and receive a “Gold Seal” medallion, the highest award at this event.
Sources: 1. The Texas Art Education Association, CCISD and CCISD press release # 2264, including the list of student winners and stats
2. Interview with Joey Doyle, state VASE director
Credit: This is an update of an April 4, 2006 article by Marilyn Clark about the VASE competition. The pictures are different.
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