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Sand Lake Elementary wins $1,000 for art department

This is just one of the pieces of student art found at Artsonia. Com. From exhibit “NW Coast Indians—Animal Paintings” by Ashleigh414 (Art ID #8054692) from Sand Lake Elementary School—grade 5.

This is just one of the pieces of student art found at Artsonia. Com. From exhibit “NW Coast Indians—Animal Paintings” by Ashleigh414 (Art ID #8054692) from Sand Lake Elementary School—grade 5.

Sand Lake, MI—Artsonia.com, the world’s largest online student art museum, has just announced the winners of its Fall Art Drive Contest. More than 2,300 art teachers in the US submitted at least 100 pieces of artwork to their online school galleries this fall, making them eligible for the contest’s grand prize drawing. Of those who qualified, five teachers were randomly selected to each receive a $1,000 gift card to Blick Art Materials.

The winning teachers include: Aaron Turner (Johnsville Elementary School, Schauk, OH), Tina Jenkins (Parkview Elementary School, Van Buren, AR), Sandy Sedine (Sand Lake Elementary School, Sand Lake, MI), Nancy Lennon (Minot Forest School, Wareham, MA), and Elise Ward (All Saints Catholic School, Davenport, IA).

Sandy Sedine, the art teacher at Sand Lake Elementary School, created the school’s online art gallery in 2008. Since then, thousands of visitors have viewed the student work, joined fan clubs for the young artists and posted comments in their guest books. This school year, Sedine has added over 700 pieces of student artwork, which can be viewed online at www.artsonia.com/schools/sandlake1.

Headquartered in Gurnee, Ill., Artsonia was established in 2000 as an online kid’s art museum providing free, educational resources for kids, families and schools to create art projects. Since its inception, Artsonia continues to integrate technology in the classroom, develop multi-cultural understanding through art and increase family involvement in children’s education. To find out more, visit www.artsonia.com.

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