Art of Found Objects

Exhibition Packet

Exhibition Information

$2,675 in Cash Prizes for Students & Teachers!

Deadline for all art to be turned in: Saturday, March 11, 2017

ART TEACHERS who SHOP at the Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials are REQUIRED to submit at least TWO pieces of artwork – TEACHER, STUDENT or GROUP to “The Art of Found Objects” Exhibition. Failure to submit, will prohibit you from future shopping at the Center. 

We cannot guarantee that your work will be selected; however, if chosen, it will be on display for a month at Ocean Bank’s main headquarters for thousands of customers to view from March to April. All work is juried. Winning art will appear in a color catalog.


  • Artwork for the Art Exhibition must incorporate at least one material from The Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials (OBCEM).
  • Any M-DCPS art teacher or student may submit artwork. Student/group artwork must be submitted through the art teacher. 
  • Judging is based on the quality of the work and the creativity in using materials from the Ocean Bank Center. In the case of student art, consideration will be given for the grade level.
  • Deadline for all art to be turned in: Saturday, March 11, 2017 (see drop off locations sheet)
  • Artwork can be entered as an INDIVIDUAL PIECE or GROUP PIECE – all M-DCPS can enter (elementary, middle, senior high).
  • Completed identification label (see packet) must be attached to the back of every art piece (make sure these can be easily removed) and be submitted in a portfolio (for 2-D) or the box (for 3-D). Portfolios and boxes are to be addressed to “OBCEM Art Exhibition”.
  • All pieces must be properly packaged to avoid damage. (The Education Fund is not responsible for damage to artwork).
  • Every piece must indicate (on the identification sheet) whether or not it can be sold at the Silent Auction in May 2017. When donating student pieces, it is recommended that you discuss the donation with the student and the parent (or responsible adult).

For more detailed information, please click here to download the Exhibition Packet.