Teachers As Artists: Women of Influence
Each year, Maryhill showcases teacher talent by inviting Washington and Oregon educators to participate in Teachers As Artists, a juried exhibition in the museum’s MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center.
In 2020 we invited regional arts educators to submit work around the theme Women of Influence. We asked artists to examine women who have influenced their life and/or artwork, reflected through any media or style. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to install the Washington portion of this exhibition, so we are presenting it online.
Click here to see the wonderful work submitted and read more about how each artist describes the women who have influenced their work.
Lisa Commander, Director of Education, The Columbia Gorge Discovery Museum, was the juror. She describes her process: “My rubric for judging works for the exhibit involved determining how well did the work represent the term influence, defined as “capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something.” I asked myself how easily I was able to discern how each artist portrayed these three elements/themes in their work.”
Teachers as Artists is a partnership with Oregon Art Education Association and Washington Art Education Association. The exhibition featuring Oregon arts educators is scheduled for the fall. Click here for information on submissions.