Vesey/Munson Art Show in its 18th year
Vesey/Munson Art Show in its 18th year
Posted on 05/11/2016
The 18th Annual
The Vesey/Munson ART SHOW 
May 17, 2016   at
The Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts
309 4th St NE, Puyallup, WA
 
Art Show Viewing 4-6 pm Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts
Artist Reception 6-7 pm in Stewart Elementary Gym
 
The District receives over 300 art entries annually. The show is narrowed down to the best 100-125 pieces and those are juried. Awards are given to those student artists and select artists recognized for outstanding creativity and craftsmanship.
 
Entries that aren’t shown at The Vesey/Munson Art Show are on display at the District’s main offices located at 302 2nd Street SE, to celebrate Arts in Education month, a state celebration of the arts.
 
History of Show
 
The Dan Vesey/Deb Munson Art Awards are presented in honor of veteran art teachers Dan Vesey and Deb Munson. Both taught in the Puyallup School District for many years, inspiring both students and other teachers. They were well loved, served as mentors and both held the highest standards for creativity and originality. Dan and Deb both shared their gifts by visiting classes throughout the district, organizing events and furthering the arts in the community.
 
The Dan Vesey Awards begin in l998, as a memorial to his outstanding teaching career and creativity. Mr. Vesey taught in the Puyallup School District for 30 years. He was a gentle, upbeat, generous, and energetic and a creative soul who inspired nearly everyone he met.   As Deb Munson, a student teacher of Dan’s and an art teacher at Rogers High School for many years wrote: “Dan exemplified creativity and never hesitated to share his talent, time and energy with students young and old, colleagues, friends, and most importantly, his family.”
 
Deb Munson began teaching at Governor John R. Rogers High School in 1974 and continued Dan Vesey’s legacy. In addition to her lifelong career as an educator she served as an active leader in the arts community. She volunteered for everything from Valley Arts United, Arts Downtown, the Farmers Market, all parades and the Puyallup Fair Student Art Show. The best word used to describe Deb was joy – for her life, family and community.
 
Deb and Dan’s love for the arts has spread to so many; we celebrate today their passion and love for life in the creativity of the students of the Puyallup School District.