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Announcing the Buckeye Education Foundation's 4th Annual
Virtual Art Show!

Theme: "California Dreamin'"

Calling all Buckeye Union School District student artists! Show the Buckeye community what you love about our "golden state" and what you treasure about life here in California. 

We are excited to announce that judging will be conducted by celebrated local artist Brian Wallace, along with members of our partnering sponsor, the El Dorado Hills Arts Association

A bit about artist Brian Wallace:

My name is Brian Wallace. I was born in the region and have lived in Folsom California for the last 20 years.

I have been drawing since I was a child and worked professionally as an art director in my early 20s but I shifted to a career in sales and marketing and that is what I do professionally today. 

Prior to starting Brian Wallace Art in 2020 The creative work that I’d been more focused on was branding, logo design (which I still do) - but Brian Wallace Art is inspired by the places I’ve been and it has really challenged me to capture the essence of a place.

A lot of my work is California-inspired and I want the finished piece to be relatable to anyone that has seen the same thing that I have. 

If my work can reconnect you to a place with familiar colors and shapes… that is what will keep me inspired.

Top scoring student artists will be invited to have their artwork displayed at the El Dorado County Library, El Dorado Hills Branch!

*Deadline to enter: Thursday, November 30, 2023*

Official Rules:

  • Artist must be a Tk-8th grade Buckeye Union School District student. 

  • Art must be completed entirely by the student only.

  • All types of art are welcome!

  • Use of any art supplies and tools (including online tutorials) is allowed.

  • Artwork must be appropriate for a TK-8th grade audience.

  • Artist may submit multiple entries. Submit only 1 image per each submission.

  • Artist must have parent/guardian permission to enter. Parent/guardian shows permission by submitting student's entry via parent/guardian email, or separately emailing permission prior to the submission deadline. 

  • Entries must be received by 11:59 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

  • To enter, take a picture of your artwork in .jpg or .png digital format, and email it to, along with the following information for each submission:

    1. Artist's Information​

      • Name

      • Grade Level

      • School

      • Teacher (Focus period/Homeroom for middle school grades)

    2. Artwork Information

      • M​edium or technique used (i.e. crayon on paper, acrylic on canvas, clay sculpture, etc. - ANY medium you choose is allowed!)

      • OPTIONAL Artist Note (This is optional but can be fun to include! If included this must be written or dictated by the artist themself. Tell the viewer about your art in one or two short sentences. For example, you may explain your inspiration, or the message your artwork is meant to convey.)​​​​

  • Art will be scored based on the following:

    • Creativity​

    • Visual Appeal (We recommend using bright colors and strong lines to make your art look its best!)

    • Use of Medium (how well you used your chosen materials, including technique, neatness, and craftsmanship)

    • Composition (how well you filled the space)

    • Interpretation of the theme "California Dreamin'" 

  • ​The top scoring artist in each grade level will receive the top honor and grade-level prize package. In the event of a tied score, a tie-breaker round of judging will be conducted. All participants will receive a certificate of participation​! 

Click HERE for a printable copy of the rules.

Questions? Email:

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