Adjudication Information - Visual Arts

Applicants will read and be familiar with the program description for the 2018 Governor's School for Visual and Performing Arts.

  1. Applicants will present a portfolio containing ten (10) pieces of original artwork.
    1. Six two-dimensional artworks, including at least one work in three of the following: painting, printmaking, drawing, design, or collage.
    2. Two three-dimensional artworks, demonstrating work with clay, plaster, metal, wood, paper, or mixed media.Two additional artworks should be in media selected by the applicant and may be two dimensional or three dimensional.
  2.  Digitized or color slides (not photographic prints) of artwork may be presented in lieu of the original artwork if the work is oversized or difficult to transport. Adjudicants must provide their own projection equipment (e.g., slide projector, laptop and LCD projector); neither the adjudication director nor the adjudication site is responsible for providing this equipment for student use. A screen will be provided.
  3. Applicants will be asked to create a drawing, working from a live model. Applicants should bring their own drawing board, drawing paper (11” x 14” or larger), and pencil.
  4. Applicants will be asked to discuss and explain their art form and role in group learning. Applicants will be adjudicated on the following criteria:
    1. Design (cohesiveness of composition)
    2. Expression (communicative quality)
    3. Originality (novel or unique solutions)
    4.  Fluency (number of ideas and concepts)
    5. Flexibility (variety of work and ideas)
    6. Elaboration (stretching or expanding imagery)