A+ Academics Contact Info

A+ Academics Director:
David Trussell

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State Champions

A+ Art

Grades 4-8

Download the A+ Art Official List for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.


General Contest Information

This contest involves the study of paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and paintings or pictures from selected Texas museums. The Art Smart Bulletin, published every other year, is the source for study of history and art elements relative to the 40 art selections and is the final authority in the spelling of artists' names and titles of art works. As part of their study, students will demonstrate an understanding of art history and interpret ideas and moods in original artworks while making informed judgments about the artwork.

Part A of the contest requires the contestant to identify the names of 15 selected artists and titles of pictures selected randomly by the director from the official list of 40 pictures. Part B consists of 30 questions about art history and art elements characteristic of the 40 art selections.

The Art Contest is in the second year of a two-year cycle. Prints and the Art Smart Bulletin are the same as they were for 2015-2016. Both divisions (grades 4-6, grades 7-8) use the same prints and bulletin, but different tests are provided for each division.

Sources for Prints and Other Materials

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P.O. Box 141727
Austin, TX 78714-1727
Supplies small prints, large prints, an audio CD tour of the selected prints and a DVD video with pictures and tour.

1701 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
Tel: (512) 471-5883 | Fax: (512) 471-5908