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Registration is now filled to capacity.

*Teachers in DISTRICT MEMBER schools should obtain the District Membership Discount Code from your District Art Supervisor or email [email protected] to obtain the code before registering.

Your membership must be current in order to register for this program.
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Labels will be generated with your on-line receipt or may be downloaded from the NYSATA website. Use this template only if the automatically generated labels can not be used.

Info for Participating Teachers & Students
Student Artwork Label Template alt  Use this label template if you have trouble with the automated labels on your printable email receipt.
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NYSSBA Exhibit

A great way to advocate and bring attention to your program…
The NYSATA sponsored New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Exhibit is an annual art exhibit that brings attention to your students' work with members of local school boards at the School Board Association's annual conference. Student work is collected in June and displayed in October, at the NYSSBA conference hotel. A reception is held for student artists. All who participate are given a certificate. District Member schools receive a Seal of Distinction on their students' artwork.

Exhibit Dates: October 24-25, 2019 
Rochester Riverside Convention Center 
123 E Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604 

Reception: Friday, October 25, 4-5:30 PM
Entry Deadline: July 3, 2019, or when filled to capacity, whichever comes first

All participants must register online on the NYSATA website. Payments may be made online by credit card or mailed in the form of a check or school Purchase Order. Registrations with mail-in payments selected will not be considered complete until check or PO is received.

July 3 deadline is firm! All Artwork must be postmarked by July 3. Artwork postmarked after July 3 will be returned! Space is limited, so register early to secure your space. 

Guidelines for submission:
This is a popular exhibit opportunity with limited space and a tight time frame for assembling and dismantling the exhibit. Please pay careful attention and abide by all instructions. We will not be able to hang work that arrives late, is oversized, or otherwise not in compliance with the guidelines.

  1. Membership: All participating teachers MUST be NYSATA members at the time of the exhibit. If you are a current member, you can check your membership expiration date by logging in with your Username and Password and using the View my Profile link on the Member Homepage.
  2. Artwork: Each art educator may submit two artworks, 2-D only. NO PROJECTING OR LOOSE OBJECTS, PLEASE!
  3. Mounting: All work must or securely mounted or matted with a rigid mat board or heavy Bristol type backing board. NO BACKLESS MATS, NO CONSTRUCTION PAPER MOUNTS, NO FRAMES OR CANVAS STRETCHERS, PLEASE!
  4. Size limitations: Due to severe space limitations this year, the maximum size including mat is 18"x24". Borders should not exceed 2 inches beyond the artwork. Due to size limitation of display space, we cannot accommodate individual or group projects or multiples mounted together on the same board. Space is extremely limited, so smaller is better for this venue!
  5. Labels: All artwork must be labeled with student name and grade level, artwork title and media, school district, school, and teacher name. Printable labels for artwork will be automatically generated as part of your online receipt. Please print labels on white paper. Make sure labels are printed at a size that is legible. If you have trouble with our labels you may type your own. Please, no handwritten labels. Attach label to the lower front right corner of the artwork.
  6. Statement of Learning Objectives: For each artwork submitted please write a brief, 3 to 4 sentence summary explaining what the student artist learned. The statement should demonstrate connections across the school curriculum.
    Please print on white paper and cut out along the dotted line. Mount onto a 3"x5" mat that is the same color as the mat on student artwork, providing a 1/4" border. Glue a student artwork label to the back of the matted artist statement summary card. (Each student artwork will need 2 labels; one for the art, one for the back of the artist statement card). Clip the matted artist statement to the lower right front corner of the artwork mat, allowing for it to later be displayed alongside the student’s work.
  7. Fees: Fee is $25 per teacher for two works. You must register online. Payment may be made by credit card or by mailing a check or Purchase Order, payable to NYSATA. Send payments to NYSATA, 9200 Sixty Road, Phoenix, NY 13135. Complete payment instructions will appear on your online registration receipt. 
  8. District Member Discount: If your District is a NYSATA member, your District's primary contact person should receive a discount code to share with you. District Member teachers should not register until they receive the discount code. Enter the code at the end of the form after clicking SUBMIT. The discount code will reduce the registration fee by 25% for teachers in District Member schools.
  9. Shipping: Ship in a strong, REUSABLE carton. No CODs will be accepted. Shipping work together by district saves significantly on postage and enables us to get your work back to you much quicker. Please remove all extraneous labels from boxes to avoid having work misdirected. Please do not send in an oversized box!!
  10. Deadline July 3: Send labeled artwork and one copy of the registration form. Label box as "Handle with Care--Student Art Work"
    Ship to:
    Discovery Charter School                                                                NYSATA/NYSSBA Exhibition, c/o Alyssa Lindstrom 
    133 Hoover Drive
    Rochester, NY 14615
  11. Care and Handling of Artwork: The exhibit committee is made up of NYSATA member volunteers who are sensitive to the precious nature of your students' artwork. Extreme care will be used in handling and returning your work. NYSATA cannot assume responsibility for accidental loss or damage. Please double check your return address for accuracy and make sure all pieces are securely mounted. Mail work in a sturdy, reusable carton that has no extraneous markings or labels.
  12. Questions? Contact 2019 Exhibit Coordinators, Alyssa Lindstrom, Doug Michalak, and Tess Meka