Now in its seventh year, the WEA Member Benefits annual Student Art Contest, sponsored by WEA Member Benefits and WEA Member Benefits Foundation, Inc., is underway.
First, we have some exciting news to share! In honor of the late Loeymae Lange who taught art at Cooper Elementary School in Burlington, Wisconsin, for 30 years, an endowment has been established by Dr. Paul and June Lange to help support the Student Art Contest for years to come. This generous endowment is in memory of Paul’s sister, Loeymae. Her love for the arts and all she did to inspire students will live on through this wonderful gift. We thank the Langes for the additional financial support to our art contest and hope other individuals will join in donating to the Foundation to help fund future opportunities for budding artists.
For this year’s contest, monetary prizes will be awarded to 11 individual student winners, and the “Loeymae Lange Memorial Best in Show Award” will be given to one student artist whose art exemplifies originality, expression, use of artistic elements, principals of design, overall presentation of artwork, and message.
The contest runs through May 6. More information about the art contest, including contest rules, eligibility, and art entry information is available on the student art contest page.