Salute to the Arts

 2017 K-12 Art Exhibit

El Paso Community College invites your students to submit entries for our 16th annual K-12 Art Exhibit. The exhibit, which is part of EPCC Salute to the Arts, will be held at the EPCC Administrative Services Center, from November 11 - December 4, 2017. By means of the arts, our objective is to bring students and their parents onto our college facilities and to encourage them to consider a college education. This is one of the ways that we support educational achievement in our community. 


This competition is open to all grades K-12. Art students currently enrolled in any El Paso County School District or Parochial School, as well those who are home-schooled, may enter.  In order to enter, the Art Entry and Exhibit Information Form must be completely filled out and attached to each piece of art submitted, along with a completed, comprehensive K-12 Art Exhibit Inventory Sheet (see rules about the Inventory sheet below). In addition, each piece of art must have its own label attached to it. Click on the Forms links below to access forms and labels.


IMPORTANT:  Please review the rules for the 2017 K-12 Art Exhibit.  They are as follows:

   **All instructors must complete the attached Excel Inventory List and EMAIL it to by Monday, November 6 by 5:00 p.m. . This is to facilitate the printing of certificates. If we do not receive your inventory list via email, by Monday, November 6, we will not accept your students' artwork.  Please print a copy of your inventory list to bring with you in addition to the one you've emailed! Do not send the list as a pdf, please.


** There is a limit of 20 entries per teacher, per division.

** Each student is allowed one original entry, but may also participate in one group entry.

** All artwork must have an information form attached as well as a label.


General Competition Classification and Entry Limitations

Division I

Open to students in grades K-2

Division II

Open to students in grades 3-5

Division III

Open to students in grades 6-8

Division IV

Open to students in grades 9-12


In each division first, second, and third place, plus two honorable mentions, and a president's choice winner will receive trophies or plaques. In Divisions III and IV, there will be a Best of Show for 3D and Best of Show for Technology-Assisted. Technology-Assisted includes photography and computer-generated art. Each participating student and teacher will receive a certificate of participation.



  • Remember, the Inventory sheets must be emailed to by Monday, November 6, 2017.
  • Art must be delivered to El Paso Community College, Administrative Services Center, Building A,room 267   on Wednesday, November 8, and Thursday, November 9, from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. or Friday November 10, 2017 from 10:00 to noon No late work will be accepted. Please have all forms filled out neatly and attached to art before delivery!  Bring a copy of your inventory sheet for easier check-in.  Please make sure all student names are spelled correctly on the form, since the labels are created using what you have given us. NOTE: This is a new location for the artwork drop-off!
  • Judging will be on or before Tuesday, November 14.
  • Award winners will be announced during a reception on Thursday, November 17, 2017, at 5:30pm, at EPCC's Administrative Services Center, in the Auditorium, Room A300, located at 9050 Viscount Blvd., El Paso, Texas.
  • The art will be on display from November 12 through December 1, 2017 at the Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount Blvd.
  • Artwork must be picked up by teachers on either Thursday, December 7, or Friday, December 8, 2017 from 2:30pm- 6:00pm. We do not have the space to keep the art longer than this, so it must be picked up on time.  If you need the students' artwork earlier than this, please contact either Janine to let her know when you need the artwork.  
  • While all reasonable care in handling will be given to all of the student work, El Paso Community College and other authorities cannot be held liable for damage or loss of entries. Participants in the exhibit will be required to sign a liability waiver form entitled Art Entry and Exhibit.


 Contact Us

For questions or additional information:

Janine Rudnick

Phone: (915) 831-4039 or (915) 996-2828 (preferred)


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