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2012-13 Symposium

Hosted By: Kennesaw State University
(Any questions regarding the All-State Art Symposium should be directed to the GAEA.)
Sponsored By: the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA)

Swimming Dead, 16 x 22 in. bleach and pastel by Elyse Barnette, 2013 platinum winner of the All-State Art Symposium

Swimming Dead, 16 x 22 in. bleach and pastel by Elyse Barnette
2013 platinum winner of the All-State Art Symposium
from Kinnaman's class at LaGrange High School


Congratulations to all exhibiting artists! We hope to see you at the exhibition opening at Mason Murer Fine Art from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, April 5. We apologize that exhibition catalogs will not be available this year, but the accepted works for exhibition are available in the downloadable PDF.


(Announced at Opening Reception)

Barnett, Swimming Dead

Davis, Life Box

Choi, Penance
Hamilton, Cloth Pins

Jacob, Wedding Portrait
Offenhauer, Stop... Hammer Time
Pinette, The Professor
Thomas, Slow Motion
Yohe, Through the Prism

Honorable Mentions
Cockrell, Breaking Point
Leroux, Moody Bottles
Mendez, Norcross Sunset
Schultz, Reflection
Summers, Flower
Wells, The Philosopher


What is ASAS?

The All State Art Symposium is designed to provide cultural opportunities, develop advanced studio skills and cultivate aesthetic appreciation by Georgia high school students in art and design. Through a dynamic symposium students are exposed to a statewide exhibition, presentations and/or studio workshops, and learn the symbiotic relationship of art and society.

Artwork Submissions Schedule

Submission Policies

  • Open to all high school students with teachers who are GAEA members.
  • Opportunities for student competition awards at three adjudication levels:
    high school, district, and state
  • Online image submissions! Two artworks per student may be submitted.
  • Up to twenty artworks per teacher will be adjudicated at the district level.
  • Up to fifty artworks per district/region will be adjudicated at the state level.
  • Nine state-level awards including a platinum-level scholarship in higher education.
  • Weekend Symposium (April 5-7, 2013) offers hands-on workshops, a grand-scale reception, a tour of the
  • Atlanta art scene, and a chance to meet educators at various higher education schools of visual arts.
  • A full-color catalog of all exhibited works will be available for participants and visitors to take home.
  • Exhibition at Mason Murer Fine Art gallery in Atlanta, April 5 - May 10, 2013.



Instructions on entering artwork submissions through the ASAS submission site are available in December of the year before the Symposium. In the mean time, tips are available for students and teachers to prepare for their submissions. A Winners Poster and Call For Submissions poster is available to help teachers gather submissions.


Tips on Photographing Artwork Student Artwork ID Form



EXHIBITION OPENING: Friday, April 5, 201, 7-10 p.m.

    Artwork will be on display at Mason Murer.
    All-State Art Symposium Awards will be presented on Friday, April 5 at 8:00 pm.
    Mason Murer Fine Art, 199 Armour Dr, Atlanta, GA 30324


EXHIBITION DURATION: Saturday, April 6 - Friday, May 10, 2013

    Mason Murer Fine Art | 199 Armour Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30324 | P: 404-879-1500 | F: 404-879-1507

    Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m.


ARTWORK PICKUP: Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 12 noon - 3 p.m.

Art work can be picked-up (or will be mailed back with return postage)
Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 12 noon - 3 pm at Mason Murer.

State Adjudicator:

Sarah Durning

A graduate of Roswell High School, Sarah has received Bachelors degrees in both Art History and Architectural Studies from Brown University. She has also earned a Masters Degree in Art, Style and Design from Christie's Auction house in London. Sarah has worked for several New York galleries specializing in contemporary painting, sculpture and works on paper, as well as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. She is currently the Gallery Manager at Whitespace , 814 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307.

2013 State Level Artwork


The teachers of state-level-accepted artists will be notified of their students' achievements in ASAS during the week of March 11-16, 2013 via an Email. Teachers who are on the list at the link below but who did not receive an Email with instructions should contact Dr. Gregory at

The exhibiting artworks of the 2013 All-State Art Symposium were selected by our state judge, Sarah Durning, gallerymanager of Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park, Atlanta. We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you at the Symposium on Friday, April 5, 2013.

Final State Exhibition Artworks Excel SpreadsheeT
(280kb Download. May not open automatically on some sytems. Check your Downloads folder.)

This Excel spreadsheet is sorted by school name, then by the student's last name.

2013 Regional Level ArtworkMap of Georgia's 9 GAEA Districts/Regions

Congratulations! The artworks that were accepted at the regional level are listed in the linked spreadsheets for each district below. These works are not the final exhibition artworks.

District 1 (Click red link to download XLS list)
Northwest Georgia, West Metro, & West Georgia

Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Coweta, Dade, Douglas, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Heard, Meriwether, Paulding, Polk, Troup

District 2
North Georgia & Pioneer District

Banks, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White, Whitfield

District 3 (Click red district county link below for XLS list)

District 3-Cobb, District 3-Dekalb, District 3-Fulton, District 3-Gwinnett

District 4 (Click red link to download XLS list)
Perimeter East & Northeast Georgia

Barro, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rockdale, Walton, Walker

District 5 (Click red link to download XLS list)
Griffin and Middle Georgia

Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Crawford, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Peach, Pike, Spalding, Twiggs

District 6
Oconee, CRSA & 1st District

Baldwin, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Columbia, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Putnam, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, Wilkinson

District 7
Heart of Georgia, Central Coast, & Coastal Isles

Appling, Bleckley, Bryan, Chatham, Dodge, Effingham, Jeff Davis, Laurens, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox

District 8 (Click red link to download XLS list)
Chattahoochee, Flint, East Flint & Southwest GA

Baker, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Harris, Lee, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Terrell, Upson, Webster, Worth

District 9
Coastal Plains & Okeefenokee

Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Echols, Glynn, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware

Download the 11 x 17 in. awards poster from the 2010, 2011, or 2012 All-State Art Symposium ( PDF)

2010 ASAS Winners Poster 2011 Winners Poster 2012 ASAS Winners Poster

Download the catalogs for exhibited artworks of past years:

2009 ASAS Accepted Art Catalog Cover 2010 ASAS Accepted Art Catalog Cover 2011 ASAS Accepted Art Catalog Cover2012 ASAS Accepted Art Catalog Cover 2013 All-State Art Symposium Catalog Cover Thumbnail

Advertising Mechanical Speculations

Information and Ad Prices for the Exhibition Catalog

A Spec Sheet with this information is available for download.

ASAS2009ArtCatalog.jpg ASAS2010ArtCatalog.jpg 2011 Catalog Thumbnail 2012 ASAS Accepted Art Catalog Cover


  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013 for an ad that you would like to have created by the catalog design team.
    (Text, logo, and images are due to Shane McDonald for layout production.)
  • Thursday, April 5, 2012 "Camera-Ready" artwork delivered in one of the below formats
    through CD-ROM, "cloud" server link, or zipped folder Emailed to
    Mail CD-ROM to:
    Shane McDonald (2013 ASAS Catalog Ad)
    Kennesaw State University
    1000 Chastain Road #2901
    Kennesaw, GA 30144


  • PDF/x-1a (Vector recommended) *we cannot accept MS Publisher files or PC fonts
  • Flattened JPG or TIF file saved with 300dpi resolution at the EXACT dimensions of the purchased ad.
  • Illustrator CS5.5 or lower version
  • Photoshop CS5.5 or lower version
  • InDesign CS5.5 or lower version, QuarkXPress 6.5 or lower version


  • CMYK or grayscale, with spot colors off
  • Include all Macintosh screen and printer fonts
  • Use actual fonts; do not apply “local” or “menu” style attributes


  • CMYK or grayscale (not RGB) mode
  • 300 dpi resolution (Photos or logos taken from a website are usually 72 dpi and therefore not acceptable for printing)


  • PDF/x-1a (Vector). PDF/x-1a Vector is a PDF generated on a Mac or PC layout application, printed to a Postscript file, and distilled into a PDF file. We do not recommend PDF/x-1a Raster files because the type doesn't look as crisp.
  • PDF/x-1a at 300 dpi resolution
  • Embed all images and fonts
  • Composite CMYK with layers/transparencies flattened


  • Catalogue/Program trims to W: 5.5 in. x H: 8.5 in.
  • Margins: gutter .5 in., all others.375 in.
  • Bleed size is 5.75 in. x 8.75 in.
  • Live text area 4.625 in. x 7.75 in.
  • Keep live text matter .375" from gutter and .25" from trim

Advertising Mechanical Spec Sheet (including prices) for Exhibition Catalog


Please contact Diana Gregory at if you are interested in purchasing an ad for the 2012 Exhibition Catalog.


All questions related to the schedule and eligibility should be directed to Dr. Diana Gregory at Please type "ASAS Question" in the subject field.

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We would like to encourage all high schools to hold their own adjudication process. Adjudication at the high school level can conducted by the art teachers themselves or perhaps by a panel art teachers, local artists, and members of the local art community. The point is to promote involvement and create excitement and support of the local community. We have found recently that members of local and state government are happy to become aware of your efforts as high school art teachers.

We would also like to encourage students to take a more active role to prepare their artworks for adjudication. This involves documenting of artworks, following posted deadlines, and submitting artwork images. This is not required, but we think it is an important aspect of a young artist's training.