Submit artwork for Issaquah School District student calendar

December 13, 2011

By Staff

Thanks to a partnership with Issaquah’s Kellstrom Publishing, every family and staff member in the Issaquah School District will once again receive a free print copy of the Student Art Calendar in the 2012-13 school year.

In the past, the calendars have proven very popular, according to Sara Niegowski, Issaquah School District executive director of communications.

Every current student in the district is invited to submit artwork to fill the pages. The deadline is April 6.

Students may submit artwork in one of two ways. The district requests students not turn in original artwork, but copies of original work. Those copies should be high quality color copies in preferably a landscape or wide format or a high-resolution digital image of any size on CD. Mail copies or CDs to Lissy Mandel, Communications Department, Issaquah School District, 565 N.W. Holly St., Issaquah, WA 98027.

Students also may email high-resolution digital copies to

Include with your submission the student’s name, grade, school, teacher and parent name. Students may submit materials created outside of school and photography is accepted. Entries do not need to reflect any specific topic or subject.

Art selections will be finalized in May. The schools will notify families and request a brief statement giving permission to publish the picture and the student’s name, grade, school and teacher.

The nonprofit Issaquah Schools Foundation first started publishing the student art calendars by selling ads on the calendar pages to cover the costs, Niegowski said. But the effort got to be too much for the group and the district began putting together an online copy of the calendar. Kellstrom Publishing’s Fred Nystrom has agreed his firm will sell ads on the calendars to make them cost-neutral, Niegowski said. Any extra profits will be donated to an as yet undetermined nonprofit group supporting arts in the community.

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