Student Competitions

River Valley Student Art Competition

The River Valley Student Art Competition is held at the Center For Art & Education every April.  Teachers from the River Valley area encourage their students to create origianal artwork for the competition.  The teacher also coordinates the drop off of student work and communicates with the student about the opening reception and awards ceremonies.

Once the student work arrives at CAE it is our job to provide a juror and create a student exhibition. It is truly a collaboration with our local schools, teachers and their students.  This event demonstrates what a community can do when they partner together to touch the lives of hundreds of students and their families.

The 2018 Call for entries will start in late February.  If you are a teacher and you do not receive an email or mailed packet from us but you would like your students to participate, please look at the links below.

You may also call CAE at 479-474-7767 or email the art center at

1.  Cover Letter to the Teachers.  Teachers should receive these by 2/25/18

Click here for Teacher Letter and Instructions


2. River Valley Student Art Competition Guidlines

Click here for Competion Guidelines and Important Dates


3. Student Artwork Entry Form

Click here for the forms that go on the back of the artwork


4. The Spreadsheet that must be turned in by MARCH 10TH

Click here for the spreadsheet template


2017 winners below!


The Best of Show winners are:

Luca Lamboy, 2nd Grade, Immaculate Conception, Self Portrait










Lewis Alexander, AIS, 4th Grade, A Dragon Tooth







Holli Jenkins, Grace Academy, 7th Grade, Thumping











Emma Edmonds, Southside High, 11th Grade Barred Owl











Special thanks to the Fiori Family Chartable Fund, Citizens Bank, Arvest Bank and the Arkanas Arts Council for helping sponsor this event, and to all our many volunteers that make events like this possible.


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