January 3, 2006

Rhode Island Scholastic Art Competition is Underway

Providence, R.I. -- The 2006 Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards competition is underway. Middle, junior and high school art educators have been mailed forms to submit entries on behalf of their art students for judging in the competition. The judging will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at Rhode Island College Art Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For categories, guidelines and entry forms go to http://www.ri.net/RIAEA/index.html

The annual statewide scholastic art competition is sponsored by The Providence Journal in cooperation with the Rhode Island Art Education Association and community partner Alperts Furniture.

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