Washougal Youth Arts Month – March 2021

Youth Arts Month banner, with March 1-31, Washougal School Foundation, City of Washougal, and Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance logos along bottom

March is Washougal Youth Arts Month and to celebrate Washougal School District will be hosting a virtual art gallery!

All students are encouraged to use the link below to share their works for our entire community to enjoy. In addition to school pieces, they can send creations from private instruction or home projects.

Submissions by students and guardians will be presented on this website in the virtual gallery. Selected works will be featured on the WSD and the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) Facebook pages throughout March.

Art categories are:

  • Drama/Poetry
  • Music/Dance
  • Visual Art
  • CTE projects
  • Other

See the fun video below with more information about WYAM.  It includes instructions on how to prepare and submit works.  There are written directions below as well.

“The arts are an important element of our students’ education in Washougal,” said Mary Templeton, WSD Superintendent. “Student exposure and participation in both fine arts and performance arts are essential to educating the whole child.” Research indicates that high-quality art educational opportunities can improve critical-thinking skills and even help to foster important values such as empathy and tolerance.

Watch for creative, challenging art projects and activities hosted in our community in March!

Washougal Youth Arts Month is made possible through a partnership between Washougal School District; Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance with support from our partners: CITY OF WASHOUGAL; WASHOUGAL PUBLIC LIBRARY; WASHOUGAL SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

Washougal Arts adn Culture Alliance logo with yellow paint behind letters

Washougal Schools Foundation logo with Red Apple

City of Washougal logo with Lewis & Clark silhouette in front of columbia gorge and Mt. hood

Click here to submit artworkStudents, read the directions below first
Virtual Washougal Youth Arts Month Gallery

While we can’t showcase student art in our usual gallery, we are gathering some exceptional examples of art our students have created, and will be showcasing them during March as part of a virtual arts month gallery.

Learn about the process to submit artwork

1.  Upload your artwork into your Google Drive.

  • Open up your Google Drive
  • Click the circle with the plus sign on it.
  • Select Upload
  • Choose Photos and Videos
  • Select your artwork

2.  Create a shareable link.

  • Open your artwork file in Google Drive
  • In the top right corner, select the 3 dots
  • In the drop-down menu, choose Link Sharing Off
  • The link should then become shareable and be automatically copied by your iPad.

3.  Open the 2021 Washougal Youth Arts Month Virtual Gallery Submission Form

  • On the very last question, hold your finger on the line that says Your answer
  • The word Paste will appear.  Click on the word.
  • Your link should be in the line

Submissions on laptops and other devices may look a little different.  If you need help in submitting your artwork, please contact Alice Yang at alice.yang@washougalsd.org.

WHS Drama Production


War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast by Joe Landry
Streaming March 19-21
Find the show by searching Washougal on broadwayondemand.com
Cost is $2.95 and each stream is available for the entire day it is purchased.

The story tells of the infamous 1939 broadcast that terrified America as a late 1940’s radio reenactment.  Using original early 1900’s artwork from the H.G. Wells classic as backgrounds and using visual and sound effects to add to the impact of the show, our student actors take you on a trip back in time through a combination of acting and storytelling.  It’s a great glimpse into history and a fascinating tale.

Production Background… In late fall of 2020, 16 WHS performers came together (virtually of course) to rehearse a play.  In late January, each student was videotaped individually in front of a green screen. Through February and early March, WHS Drama Teacher Kelly Gregersen and WHS Theater Manager Marcus Bennett worked to edit the whole piece together into a performance.


Middle School Soundstage Radio Shows












Inspector Rufflethorpe: The Twitshyre Murder Case
Life’s Little Ups and Downs
Available to listen to March 25-28 at WSD website
Cost is free

Jemtegaard Middle School Soundstage club members will present a pair of radio plays. Inspector Rufflethorpe: The Twitshyre Murder Case is an exciting British detective story.  Life’s Little Ups and Downs, is told in the style of a 1950’s soap opera. Both original radio dramas were written by Anthony E. Palermo.

Soundstage is a JMS Club 8 arts enrichment program directed by Washougal native, Diana Larson. In addition to JMS Soundstage members, the cast includes Mary Templeton, WSD superintendent, David Cooke, JMS principal; and JMS teachers Scott Hoisington, Scott Rainey, and Nathan Keller.

This is the third year of the Soundstage program. The show was recorded on Zoom with help from local sound engineer, Vic Sorisio.


CONTEST – Panther’s ‘Shoug Shack Food Truck Visioning Contest

With more than 300 student total votes YOU have spoken and our WSD CTE food truck has a name.  CTE is proud to officially introduce the Panther’s ‘Shoug Shack! Now it’s time to pitch your concept ideas for how to visually represent Panther’s ‘Shoug Shack as a logo to appear on the food truck. While not all of us are skilled illustrators or artists, we ALL have the ability to come up with creative IDEAS and take part in this exciting team brainstorming project. Take a moment to THINK about how Panther’s ‘Shoug Shack makes you FEEL then please fill out this form with your creative ideas. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

LINK to contest form.  The contest link is also on our website liked here.  But hurry!  Contest closes on March 18th.


Washougal Public Library Art Activities and Access

Grab a Craftkit curbside from Washougal Library at 1661 C St, Washougal, WA. They are all free and can be picked up at the library 10am-5pm Mon-Sat *while supplies last.  Experience kits which are more STEM focused are also offered.

The online Creativebug.com program offers thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. It’s free to access with a library card. The program is great for all ages and there are tutorials for beginners.

Flipster offers free access to an array of art focused magazines such as Art in America, Digital Photographer, Watercolor Artist and other with a library card. Users can turn page by page and be inspired by hundreds of magazines and topics to choose from. An app allows you to read and look through the magazines offline if you don’t have 24/7 access to Wi-Fi. There are Spanish language options available as well!


ART SHOW – Full Spectrum Art Show Call for Art!

Deadline for submission is Wednesday March 31st at midnight

THEME: “How I See Myself”

WHEN: (subject to change): April 14, 2021

WHERE: Camas Public Library Website

(360) 834-4692 www.cityofcamas.us/camaspubliclibrary

HOW TO SUBMIT: Email fullspectrumartshow@gmail.com

The Full Spectrum Art Show seeks artists to apply for its spring online exhibit, held in conjunction with the Camas Public Library. The show is the senior project of Hayes Freedom High School student Annika Spykerman.

The aim of the Full Spectrum Art Show is to showcase visual art by gender-nonconforming youth and young adults, ages 12 through 25, who reside in or attend school in Clark County. Art in many mediums is welcome: traditional or digital painting or illustration, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry, glass art, woodworking or metal art, makeup, sfx or body paint, or interpretive dance.  Artists may submit up to three works of art in the form of a digital file, high quality photo, or video. There is no fee to enter.

Many gender-nonconforming youth struggle to find places where they can truly be themselves. Art allows for complete freedom of self-expression through creativity. Many gender-nonconforming youth also battle higher levels of anxiety and depression than their peers and artmaking can be an integral part of learning self-acceptance and is often used in therapeutic contexts. Spykerman hopes that the show will be a way for the community to offer a message of love, support and inclusion to every child and young person, to let them know that they matter and that their creativity is valued.

Submissions depicting gore or nsfw (explicit/pornographic content) and anything more than mild nudity will not be accepted.  For more information, contact Annika Spykerman at  annika.spykeman@gmail.com.


CONTEST – “The River Starts Here Student” Video Contest Call for Submissions

Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington is partnering with Oregon’s Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams to launch “The River Starts Here Student Video Contest.”

Students currently in Grades 6-12 have until May 20 to submit 25 or 55-second videos on topics related to pollution prevention, stewardship, and their connection to local waterways. Local businesses sponsored five first-place and honorable-mention prizes of $500 and $100, respectively. Prizes will be awarded for five categories:

Clean water actions (short and long videos)
Community storytelling
BIPOC filmmaker
People’s choice

Winning videos will be promoted publicly on social media and at movie in the park events this summer.

Stormwater Partners of Southwest Washington is a coalition of local jurisdictions and organizations including Clark County and the cities of Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal. Students can visit www.stormwaterpartners.com/video-contest to see contest details and learn more about the topics.


CONTEST – “Love your Life” Video Contest Call for Submissions

This is a positive community norms campaign created by Unite!  Washougal to promote safe and healthy choices for Washougal residents.  Because…you can choose to Love your Life.

What: Record a short video that demonstrates a safe, healthy and fun activity you choose to participate in that demonstrates our theme “Because…you can choose to love your life.”

Eligibility: This contest is open to all residents of the Washougal community.

Awards: One award will be given to the winning participant in each age group.  Elementary, Middle School, High School and Adult

Prizes: $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card – one for each age group

Rules: Follow this link for complete rules and submission form.  Videos must be submitted to washougalunite@gmail.com by midnight April 12, 2021.

Videos can be in any style (e.g., testimonial, comedy, drama, documentary, animated, still art, or live action). Videos should be at least 15 seconds but no longer than 2 minutes.


About Youth Arts Month

Youth Arts Month started in 1961 when the Council for Art Education and National Art Education Association named March as Youth Arts Month to recognize art education and the value of art to create a better quality of life for all people. Washougal School District, the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance, and the City of Washougal, along with partners like the Washougal Schools Foundation, began showcasing our talented students as part of Youth Arts Month in 2019.


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