Artwork by thirty-three K-12 students is on view at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The 12th Annual NewArt Northwest Kids in on view through April 28, 2019.


EUGENE, Ore. -- (March 1, 2019) – The annual “NewArt Northwest Kids” exhibition returns to the Jordan Schintzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus for its twelfth year. This year’s theme, “Protecting the Northwest’s Natural Beauty,” examines the roles people have in caring for the environment and recognizing the collective responsibility to preserve the quality and safekeeping of the land, air, water, plants, and animals.


On view through April 28, 2019, the exhibition honors the student artists at a reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 11 a.m. to noon.


“This year’s show features students’ visual depictions and descriptions of various Oregon ecosystems,” says Hannah Bastian, JSMA Museum Educator for Studio Programs and Special Projects. “Through their artwork, students highlight our responsibility to care for the space around us.”


Teachers in homeschools and private and public schools in Cottage Grove, Elmira, Eugene, Junction City, Marcola, Springfield, and Vida, incorporated art into their classrooms giving students a creative space to not only interpret art and the environment in a new way but to learn about their impact on the world around them. The juried exhibition features 33 works chosen by from over 105 works from 16 different schools.


Participating schools include the Bridgeway House, Springfield; Bertha Holt Elementary School, Eugene; Charlemagne Elementary School, Eugene; Churchill High School, Eugene; Edison Elementary School, Eugene; Elmira High School, Elmira; Howard Elementary School, Eugene; Irving Elementary School, Eugene; McKenzie Elementary School, Vida; Oaklea Middle School, Junction City; Saraha Children’s School, Eugene; Springfield High School, Springfield; Teach Northwest, Marcola; Territorial Elementary School, Junction City; Wellsprings Friends School, Eugene; and Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School, Eugene.


“NewArt Northwest Kids” is supported by the Cheryl and Allyn Ford Educational Outreach Endowment and Imagination International, Inc.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums—and the only academic art museum-- in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


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