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To:                  Superintendents, Principals and Art Teachers


From:              Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner


Date:                October 20, 2003


Re:                   Student Art Exhibits          



As you know, the Department of Education is enjoying newly renovated offices in the Burton M. Cross State Office building. While we have transitioned to cubicle living, our permanent wall spaces have been fitted with wall mounted exhibit frames, allowing us to showcase two-dimensional student artwork.  I enthusiastically invite schools to prepare exhibitions of student artwork to be displayed within the Department. This is a great opportunity to recognize all the wonderful talent within our schools and to share this art with the many visitors to the Department of Education. We have hosted several displays to date, which have been very well received and appreciated.  The displays have not only contributed significantly to our work environment, but celebrate the high quality of Maine student work and of the teachers and programs that support them.   Please consider submitting student artwork from all levels, grades K-12, for exhibition here in the Department.  These exhibitions will allow the many student artists within our schools to be recognized by the Governor, Legislature, other State agencies and the public at large who all visit our Department regularly.


Each exhibition will be displayed for a period of 6 weeks, accommodating 24 pieces of art.  Attached are the Exhibition Guidelines that set forth specifications and the schedule for exhibitions.  If you are interested in displaying your student art, please contact Margaret Harvey at 624-6730 or email at


Thank you for supporting your young artists.


Attachment 1:  Maine Department of Education Art Exhibition Guidelines