Hanging upon refrigerator doors everywhere, along with party invitations and family snapshots, is the best of our children's artwork. As the Web has become a global exhibition space for kids' art, the refrigerator door metaphor has become common. If you would like to see your child's art "hanging" on the Web, here are some sites that accept submissions.
In addition to the display of artwork from kids ages five to twelve, visitors will delight at the @rt Sparkers (fifteen ideas to jumpstart your creativity,) @rtrageous Thinking (practice artistic thinking ) and @rtifacts (about famous and not-so-famous artists.) The @rt Teaching Resources and Links sections are also worthy of your clicks. To find submission guidelines, visit the Mailbox page, and follow the link to "instructions on submitting artwork."
Artwork from 34,502 kids is not only on display in the Arts and Kids gallery, but each piece is also available to send as an e-card, play as a scramble puzzle, or purchase on a sweatshirt or mouse pad. Individual artists can be found using the name search on the home page. If you are seventeen or younger, you can submit your work via e-mail or snail mail, and enter to to win one of 150 scholarship prizes. Follow the instructions on the Art Contest page. Teachers can request a hard copy entry packet.
Global Children's Art Gallery hopes to "increase understanding between people in different cultures" and displays the artist's country flag alongside each thumbnail. Artists up to age twelve can submit one image per month, via email or snail mail. Include postage stamps if you'd like your original work returned. To support the gallery, 8.5" x 11" prints can be ordered. Unfortunately there is no artist search; the gallery is paginated in chronological order.
Artwork is displayed in the Kids' Gallery, where it is organized into exhibit halls dedicated to Science, Transportation, Scenery, Animals, People, Fantasy, and Abstracts. Pictures are displayed thumbnail-size along with a quote from the artist, providing a delightful insight into each child. Click on any picture to view it full size. Submissions from artists up to sixteen years old are accepted via e-mail.