It’s that time of year—time to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Community Art Calendar, featuring the stunning artwork of local students. Our theme this year was “What Makes You Smile.“ We received over 80 works of art from 9 schools. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Claire S., Grade 7
Daniil V., Grade 5
Reagan W., Grade 6
Molly J., Grade 9
Jordyn B., Grade 3
Madeline J., Grade 6
Rosemary R., Grade K
Giselle V., Grade 4
Kyler A., Grade 3
Allyson K., Grade 8
Yenifer G., Grade 7
Parker L., Grade 6
We also host an annual Middle SchoolArt Show featuring art from students of multiple local schools. We host an opening reception for the artists, their families, and teachers to view and enjoy the art on display. Our 7th Middle School Art Show will be held on May 1st, 2019.
If you’d like to submit your art for the next year’s calendar, or to display your art at our office, please contact us at 360-260-5113, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s a wrap! Our TMO community calendar has been created and published and is already hanging on hundreds of walls in Clark County and beyond. Some of our artists gave calendars as gifts to grandparents, aunt, and uncles. Some shared with their friends. I hope they all kept one for themselves 😉 A common thread with each and every one of these young artists was…. the smile on their face (and these were BIG smiles) when they saw their art work printed for the first time!! We went into the classrooms of the chosen artists and each time, without fail, we had everyone’s attention until we pulled out the calendar and passed them around. We saw heads down and fingers frantically turning pages until they found THEIR art and the joy that escaped their mouths was priceless. 😉 Some might question why we do this? This is why. These kids saw themselves as “real artists.” These kids saw their hard creative work printed in a calendar that people will be hanging in their homes or work place. They instantly became relevant, legit artists and we love being a part of EVERY single part of the process. The coolest thing was when their friends/colleagues/peers asked them to sign the calendar. How cool is that!? They ARE real artists. period.
A great deal of time and creativity goes into our yearly calendars. Every time we do them (and this is our 4th annual btw) we are surprised and impressed with the quality of art that is submitted. While we shouldn’t be surprised, we continueally are. What’s most surprising to us is the age of our young artists and the abilities they have. Such amazing talent.
The writer, Sarah, for the VBJ hit the proverbial “nail on the head” when she wrote in her article, and I quote, ” With a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in art, Dr. Schnepper had considered bucking the family tradition of dentistry (both of her grandfathers as well as her father and uncle were dentists) and entering into research. Her father had also imagined she would branch out, but suggested orthodontics because of her enthusiasm for art.” So what does Dr Schnepper do? She transforms smiles into a piece of art. She is talented, amazing, kind, generous and inspiring. She inspired 100’s this year alone with this calendar and will inspire 100’s more next year, and the next and the next.
If you want to be in the 2017 calendar start your engines now….. we already have submissions and they just keep coming. ;))
“The human brain is built for art appreciation.” The Wall Street Journal reports it’s a “natural biological process.”
The Modern Orthodontist (Dr. Schnepper and team) is calling all artists to create a piece of art for our 2016 Calendar.
How cool would it be to have your art work displayed in our annual TMO calendar? All submissions will be included. If you are selected to be featured on one of the months, not only will you win a prize, but you will also get enough calendars to give to all your classmates.
Please make sure you create your art (all medias accepted!) on a 8×10 page in landscape format. You can either bring it by the office or email it to email@example.com
Because art is great for the brain and because your brain is used every single day, makes perfect sense that Dr. Schnepper would want to encourage that relationship and help you feel inspired and your art appreciated by being published in the TMO calendar! It’s such a great feeling and experience to see your “work” displayed in such a fun and useful format.
I say we listen to the Wall Street Journal and get our art on!
Stop in or call for more details! The Modern Orthodontist 2702 NE 78th St. Vancouver, Wa 98665 360-260-5113