About The International Children’s Art Exhibition (ICAE)
The ICAE was founded in 1970 in Osaka, Japan and is proudly sponsored by Pentel. The intent was, and still is, to explore the vivid imagination of children. The ICAE gives children, ages three to fifteen, an opportunity to express their creativity through paintings, drawings and collages.
This year, tens of thousands of entries from children representing countries from around the world were submitted for judging. A distinguished panel of judges in Tokyo, Japan included representatives from Biiku Bunka Kyokai (The Foundation of Art Education in Japan), art professors and teachers from participating countries. Each viewed the entries during a four month endeavor beginning in January and concluding in April.
Artwork is judged on the basis of originality, clearly expressed content and cultural expression. 164 American students have been recognized this year from a worldwide list of winning students.
The ICAE will embark on a seven-city, eight-month tour beginning November 2012. Winning entries from the United States, combined with winning entries from around the world, will be featured in the exhibition.
Pentel Believes in the Importance of Creativity Through Art
Pentel believes that art encompasses all the developmental domains and fosters creativity in children. It can assist in developing their imagination and enhancing their decision making skills.
Promoting creativity through art helps develop a child’s intelligence and personality and gives children the opportunity to express a personal statement about their uniqueness.
Art is open-minded and builds feelings of independence, confidence and an eagerness to learn.
Who should you contact for further information?
International Children's Art Exhibition
Pentel of America, Ltd.
4000 East Airport Drive, Suite C
Ontario, CA 91761
Attn: Marketing Department
42nd International Children’s Art Exhibition – 2012 Tour Dates
November 1 – November 16, 2012*
Warren High School
130 Warrior Drive; Vincent, OH 45784
December 3 – December 21, 2012*
404 Main Street; Bedford, IA 50833
January 10 - January 28, 2013*
500 FM 983; Ferris, TX 75125
February 7 – February 25, 2013*
Discovery Museum of West Tennessee
305 E. College St.; TN 38301
March 4 – March 22, 2013*
Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages
1115 West 16th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
April 1 – April 19, 2013*
The Warren Cultural Center
156 Public Square; Greenfield, IA 50849
May 3 – June 28, 2013*
L.A. County Library
Visit www.colapublib.org for site information
*Dates and locations subject to change