Call for student drawings!

“Agriculture On My Mind” by Morti’kai

The Washington County Museum is accepting submissions from local students in 5th through 12th grades for drawings to be included in an upcoming museum exhibit about Agriculture in the Tualatin Valley. This exhibit will explore both historical and modern agricultural contexts as well as the communities of people associated with various crops and locations throughout the area. The museum enthusiastically invites student interpretations of agriculture’s past, present, and future to be included in this exciting new exhibit.

Following a juried process, student drawings will be selected for display in the museum for the entire duration of the 9-month exhibit.

We ask teachers to help facilitate by giving students the opportunity to create drawings that answer one or both of the following questions:

  • What comes to mind when you think about agriculture?
  • What will the future of agriculture look like?

To be eligible, student artwork must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Students must be in either 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at time of submission
  • Art must be a drawing on paper (pencil, ink, marker, crayon, pen, digital sketch, charcoal, etc.)
  • Must use a paper size of 8.5” x 11” (regular letter size)
  • Must be two-dimensional and unframed
  • Must be an original artwork created by the student
  • Must include artist’s name, age, school name, and a parent’s email and phone number
  • Must be suitable for display in a public space

Drawings must be received by Wednesday, June 13th at 4:00 PM. Submissions can be scanned and sent via e-mail to nandreini@washingtoncountymuseum.org or mailed or dropped off in person during open hours at the museum – Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

ATTN: Director of Education
Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Road (PCC – Rock Creek Campus), Portland, OR 97229
503-645-5353 x133

Feel free to download and print this info (PDF) and share with other teachers and/or schools in Washington County, Oregon!

If there are any questions, please reach out to the Education Director, Nathanael Andreini, at the above email and/or phone number. We look forward to seeing your drawing submissions!