|Elisabeth Hudgins Art||
Reflections on Reflections
I was asked to be the judge for a local elementary school's PTA Reflections Contest. Reflections is a nationwide program which encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. It has been in existence for over 40 years. Every year there is a different theme, which children propose. This year's theme was "The Magic of a Moment" . Each student had to submit an artist statement to go along with their entry. I was asked to judge the Kindergarten-2nd Grade Division. I LOVED the creativity and thoughtful expression that went into the artwork. It was really wonderful to look at the world, for a moment, through a child's eye. It was interesting to be the juror. My decision was not based on the visual appeal of the artwork alone. I had to judge on " how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme". This was a really wonderful opportunity.
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I have been an artist all of my life. I can't help it. Drew on the walls in kindergarten, painted pictures in high school, went to Art School, worked as an art director, started painting again. And am loving it.