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Judy Chicago Education Award

In honor of Judy Chicago and The Dinner Party, Through the Flower — working with the Penn State School of Visual Arts — has established an award for outstanding educators who have developed projects related to The Dinner Party K-12 Curriculum or other aspects of the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection.

This award — which consists of a check for $1,000 and a certificate — is given annually and administered by the Penn State School of Visual Arts.

Criteria: A project with students that demonstrates use of The Dinner Party Curriculum Project or other materials in the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection and furthers the goals of The Dinner Party, i.e., to extend understanding of and appreciation for the achievements of women. It is open to all teachers with preference given to those projects that most embody feminist goals.

Upload submissions digitally at by Feb. 1

Submissions must include:

-- First page: Title of project and full contact information (name, email address, phone number, mailing address).

-- Curriculum project overview (not to exceed 500 words) that emphasizes how the The Dinner Party Curriculum Project or other materials in the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection was used in your curriculum project, specifically what was used, the significance of the curriculum project, and who was involved and when.

-- Narrative description of the project (not to exceed 2,500 words) that addresses the criteria for the award.

-- Documentation (minimum of five supporting materials, not to exceed 10 items) may include: video or photographs of the process, artwork, exhibition; student essays; interviews with students; selected quotes by students and others engaged in the project; planning documents; journal reflections; teaching resources; press coverage. Please note that you must have written permission to include student work (written or visual), and photos or audio-visual recordings of students. If students are younger than 18 years of age, a parent or guardian of the student must also grant permission. The permission form is linked here.

-- Sponsors of the Award: Through the Flower and Penn State School of Visual Arts Art Education Program

For questions or more information on the award, contact Karen Keifer-Boyd at

Since 2011, the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection has been housed in the Penn State University Archives in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library. It includes videos, photographs and notes on Chicago’s teaching projects. The collection includes online The Dinner Party Curriculum Project, developed by Marilyn Stewart, Peg Speirs and Carrie Nordlund, under the directorship of Marilyn Stewart, and in collaboration with Judy Chicago and Constance Bumgarner Gee. It was given by the Through the Flower organization to Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture for stewardship by the Art Education program. Throughout the spring 2014 semester, Penn State will host a series of events highlighting Chicago's work, in honor of her 75th birthday. For a full schedule, visit