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Dan Vesey/Deb Munson Art Show

Due to the preventative measures being taken at the state, local, and district levels regarding safety measures in response to COVID-19, we will be cancelling next month's Vesey-Munson Art Showcase and Awards Reception.  The art will remain on display at students' schools.  

Dan Vesey/Deb Munson Art Show 2020

Student artists have been hard at work this year in their classrooms. Many will have projects entered in the Puyallup School District’s most anticipated art show of the year, The Dan Vesey/Deb Munson Art Show.

Artwork will be on display in multiple locations over the course of several weeks during April and June. Final winners in each category will have their artwork professionally matted and framed and on display at the Tacoma Art Museum.

·•       April 16-19, 2020 artwork from each school in the district will be on display at the Washington State Fairgrounds during the Puyallup Spring Fair. Formal judging will take place at this time.

·•       On April 28, 2020 artwork will be on display at the Pioneer Park Pavilion in downtown Puyallup. At this show the district will host an Artist Reception and awards will be presented.

·•       During the month of June, winning artwork will be on display at the Tacoma Art Museum before final installation at the district’s Educational Services Center (ESC).


The Vesey/Munson Art Show began in 1998 to celebrate student achievement in the visual arts and has been held in May eachDan year. Presented in honor of former Puyallup art teachers Dan Vesey and Deb Munson, the art show has given students an audience for their creative expression. The show demonstrates student acquisition of art concepts and techniques, their achievement in current or previous art classes, and the creativity with which they communicate through works of art.

Vesey and Munson taught in the Puyallup School District for many years inspiring students and other teachers. They were well loved, served as mentors, and held the highest standards for creativity and originality.  Their mission continues in the district—the arts are for ALL students.

The arts are an important part of Puyallup School District’s academic offerings. Since artsDeb at parade education provides students with essential skills and knowledge they need to be productive college and career ready citizens, the district supports a strong arts program for all students.

What began in 1998 has grown to become a highly anticipated and recognized event. We hope you will attend one of the shows and support young artists.