Deadline for submissions: Friday, Feb 7, 2020
ADMISSION: Open to all students K–12 in formal and informal educational settings. Group entries are permitted.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) is pleased to announce the third annual Bay Area Student Design Challenge. This year's theme is Upstanders.
In all its many forms, art has the power to open eyes and minds. As prominent Jewish scholar Rabbi Hillel used to say, “If I am not for myself who will be for me? Yet, if I am for myself only, what am I? And if not now, when?” (Pirkei Avot 1:14). These teachings call on us to be upstanders—to speak up in defense of the vulnerable and to intervene when we witness injustice, violence, or bullying. The 2020 Upstander Design Challenge seeks original works of art dealing with the themes of justice and being an upstander.
Students will be celebrated at The CJM Family ArtBash on Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 and select submissions will be displayed throughout the Bay Area.
Entries of visual art, poetry, theater, dance, or other forms of creative expression are welcome.
Friday, Feb 7, 2020
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 | 10am–3pm
Subject Line: Student first and last name
Attachment: File attachment (photo or video) of student artwork
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As a class, we are participating in The Contemporary Jewish Museum's (CJM) Upstanders Design Challenge. Students from across the Bay Area are invited to submit original works of art. Photos of all work will be on display at a free family festival at The Museum on February 23, 2020 from 10AM–3PM. Please sign the permission form linked below for the inclusion of your child's artwork in the display at The CJM. All student entries must have a signed parent permission form sent to The CJM by Feb 7, 2020 in order to be considered for Design Challenge.
School and Teacher Programs are made possible by major support from The Hearst Foundations and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Generous support is provided by Alaska Airlines ,The Bavar Family Foundation, California Arts Council, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, and Toole Family Charitable Foundation.