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Show Your Voice NM State celebration date is April 28th, save the date!

Congratulations to our NM PTA Reflections State winners!!! We have 7 winners from GOK this year!!

We have the winners for our Reflections art competition! 

All winners are invited to the NM State level celebration in April!

Ron at Story Quest Studios offered a free acting class to 1st place from film and 1st place from kindergarten to 2nd Literature. 

Students entered art from 6 different art categories and here they are:

Dance Kindergarten to 2nd grade 

2nd place: Naedia Vishnu

1st place: Hailey Price

Film 3rd to 5th grade

2nd place: Cassie Diener

1st place and winner of a free acting class goes to: Andrew Auyang

Music kindergarten to 2nd grade

2nd place: Ruby Crawford

1st place: Andreas Gallis

Music 3rd to 5th grade

1st place: Amelia Crawford

Literature Kindergarten to 2nd grade

2nd place: Ruby Crawford

1st place and winner of a free acting class goes to: Daniella Diener

Literature 3rd to 5th grade

3rd place: Alex Yassin

2nd place: Claire Miles

1st place: Mia Wagenmon

Photography kindergarten to 2nd grade

3rd place: Andreas Gallis

2nd place: Ruby Crawford

1st place: Daniella Diener

Photography 3rd to 5th grade

1st place: Arham Qaisar

Visual Arts  kindergarten to 2nd grade

3rd place: Waaiz Alim

2nd place: Konstantin Tashkov

1st place: Daniella Diener

Visual Arts 3rd to 5th grade

3rd place: Kailey Lim

2nd place: Liesl Gunawan

1st place: Gareth Jones

Show Your Voice GOK Video Submissions (Dance, Film, and Music)

Meet The Judges

Thank you to all the talented individuals who have volunteered to support our student artists!  

We have 2 judges in every category and they are all experts in the field. The judges are super excited and looking forward to reviewing your entries! Let your creativity shine!    

NOTE: To maintain unbiased judging, judges who have a child(ren) at GOK submitting an entry will not judge for their particular grade group/art category. 

Ron Weisberg from Story Quest Studios has offered a free 1 hour acting/storytelling class to 1st place in 3-5 film and 1st place in k-2 Literature!

Tamara Lopez - Dance Choreography

Tamara Lopez

I am glad the GOK PTA is finding ways to promote art and creativity. Thank you for asking me to be a part of this.I am connected to Georgia O'Keeffe through my husband, Coach Lopez. I have a lifelong love of dance and have taught at Fishback Studio of Dance for many years.  In my day-to-day work, I support student artists at APS Charter School, Public Academy for Performing Arts, as the Assistant Director. I congratulate all the Georgia O'Keeffe students that stepped out of their comfort zone to participate in Reflections. This is the exact kind of positive risk that will change the world. 

Mellinda Gatterman - Dance Choregraphy

Mellinda Gatterman

Mellinda has been teaching for 20 years, all at Georgia O’Keeffe. She has taught Kindergarten and 1st grade. Mellinda is a choreographer and choreographed GOK Spooky Story night’s “The Blob” dance this year. She knows that students can achieve great heights in learning and ability when given the opportunity and proper guidance.

Jacqueline Cook - Film Production

Jacqueline Cook

Elementary School (2012 - present).

Passion for teaching 21st Century skills through project-based learning, with an emphasis on STEAM and media literacy. 

Ron Weisberg - Film Production

Ron Weisberg 

Ron has been acting on stages and in front of cameras for over 21 years. Inspired by his Grandmother Gloria Weisberg, Ron started in the theatre, acting in youth productions at Denison Highschool in North Texas. Once he learned people were going to school for acting, Ron moved to the capital to attend the University of Texas at Austin. When he moved to New Mexico to live with his Grandmother in Santa Fe, Ron realized there was a big gap in actor training in the Southwest and it was time he started to help actors that lacked an education and the opportunity to learn. Ron has been in many TV and Film productions such as Longmire, Dig, and Nightshift, all shot in New Mexico, so he knows that the opportunity is waiting for artists in New Mexico. It is Ron's mission to raise the bar of training for actors and make us competitive with LA talent. Not only that, Ron's mission is to make students realize they are in control of their career. Story Quest Studios helps actors make movies so they can start acting now.  

Ron has developed his own teaching and acting method and is a new author looking forward to releasing The Discovery Effect For Actors in 2022. If you want to learn more about how to move at lightning speed into acting for film and TV, email:  Ron will continue to produce content in New Mexico and help make opportunities for others to live their passions. 

Nan Griswold - Literature

Nan Griswold

Nan Griswold has been a teacher for 26 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She started her career teaching high school journalism and the Newspaper and Yearbook classes. She got her Gifted Endorsement and taught middle school before she joined the wonderful staff at GOK, where she has taught for 11 years. She has taught both gifted and regular education, and she loves the students and families in the community. She is so appreciative of GOK’s outstanding PTA and believes the volunteers really make a positive difference for students. 

Annie Huggins - Literature

Annie Huggins

As a teacher and elementary school librarian for 28 years, Annie Huggins has devoted her career reading literature TO students and BY students. With the sponsorship and support of dedicated teachers and GOK Friends of the Library, she has coordinated an annual Spooky Story and Spooky Illustration contest for the school.  She feels strongly about finding humanity in stories and having deep conversations with students that help them find connections within themselves and the world.

Hannah Stephens, soprano - Music Composition

Hannah Stephens, soprano

Lyric coloratura soprano, Hannah Stephens, received her Master’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University, studying with Carlos Montané, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, studying with Marilyn Tyler. Ms. Stephens teaches at the New Mexico School of Music and is delighted to act as a judge for Georgia O'Keeffe's Reflections program.

Equally at home on the operatic stage and in concert, some of her favorite performances include Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras. With a voice known for its clarity and precision, Ms. Stephens has become a favorite vocalist among several contemporary composers, with whom she is now working on various new works. Some highlights of her operatic career include the roles of the Queen of the Night, Musetta, and Gilda. Born in the United Kingdom, Miss Stephens is a dual citizen and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently attending the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Chris McGlumphy - Music Composition

Chris McGlumphy                   

Chris McGlumphy's works include scores for film, theater, and the concert stage including the award winning independent feature Being Claudine, Max Linder's 1921 silent comedy Be My Wife performed live by Philadelphia's Relâche ensemble to accompany the film, and songs for the American premiere of Nobel-winning playwright Dario Fo’s The Devil With Boobs. Currently Chris produces concerts at AMP Concerts, providing innovative and inspiring arts programming by some of the most eclectic and celebrated musicians of our time to diverse audiences around New Mexico. 

Kimberly Chavkin - Photography

Kimberly Chavkin

Kimberly Chavkin Moreno has been an APS teacher for 22 years and is currently the technology teacher at Georgia O'keefe.  She has had the fortune to work in APS schools with both teachers and students from grades K-8. As a semi-professional artist, photographer, and musician herself, Mrs. Chavkin is an avid patron of the arts.

Nancy Haseman - Photography

Nancy Haseman

I have loved taking photographs since at least 10 years of age; and ended up getting a Fine Arts Degree majoring in Photography in College.  During that time; I spent my Jr, Year in England studying and traveling...  I had never been to that many art galleries before!!  I have had a portrait business since the early 1990's; but with the recession and covid I have enjoyed developing the Art Photography side of things even more!!  I have been in numerous photography shows; ANMPAS; Shades of Gray; NM Art League; an Endangered show ArtForApes; the Gallery ABQ; and even been in a wildlife calendar with a shot of a albino hummingbird!!  I also display my work at my church; along with other artists of different genres. And; I also helped with Sunday School for 20 years at the same church.

Creating is my passion!!

Amanda Clattenburg - Visual Arts

Amanda Clattenburg

Amanda has a Bachelor's in Art Studio and English from UNM and a Master's in Education from Long Island University, Brooklyn. She has been teaching for 17 years, 11 of those years have been in Elementary Art Education.

Kimberly Chavkin - Visual Arts

Kimberly Chavkin

Kimberly Chavkin Moreno has been an APS teacher for 22 years and is currently the technology teacher at Georgia O'keefe.  She has had the fortune to work in APS schools with both teachers and students from grades K-8. As a semi-professional artist, photographer, and musician herself, Mrs. Chavkin is an avid patron of the arts.

Show Your Voice!

Georgia O’Keeffe Elementary is participating in the Reflections program again this year. This will be our second year participating, and our first in-person participation. This PTA-sponsored program is a chance for students to express themselves artistically through a common theme using many different art forms.

The theme this year is "Show Your Voice!" Children can choose 1 to 6 categories to enter into.

Early submissions on or before December 16, 2022 will get a candy cane and a Magic Scratch Rainbow Book mark.

Submissions Due date is December 20, 2022. All students with submissions will get a candy cane.

Children who place at our local level will move on to the next round of judging at the state level in January and onto nationals from there.

Art will be displayed Jan 16 and Jan 20 in the hallways and cafeteria during lunch times.

IMPORTANT! Watch the video on the Theme “Show Your Voice!” and how to enter. It’s 15 minutes long and worth every minute! Or click here: Very Important Reflections Video

Registration Form and Rules

After opening, please press the download button to be able to fill in the document. 

Show Your Voice Entry Form pdf 

Please complete this form on the computer (or hand print NEATLY), then print it out, and sign it. Turn this into your teacher.

If you need more space for your artist statement, watch the video and attach the statement to the form.


Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer.

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Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. 

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Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached.

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All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited.

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Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram.

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Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

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Getting Started

Judging Criteria

Interpretation, Creativity, and Technique. 

Interpretation of the theme is the most important. 

We encourage ALL students grade K-5 to express themselves! 

Follow the link for more information:  Reflections Judging Guidelines

Students may enter in one or more arts categories. Student must have entry forms for each category.







GOK 2021-2022 Reflections Video

Last year's Reflection Creations at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary

The theme was: I Will Change The World By...

Want to help? Volunteering Opp

We are looking for volunteers to help things run smoothly. Volunteers are needed for gathering entries, data input, promoting, celebration planning, judging, creating thank you letters, etc.  Most of the volunteering tasks are needed during December and January.  More detailed timing is in the signup genius.   

Please sign up to volunteer here:  Sign-up Genius for Reflections Volunteers


We are also looking for different judges with expertise in each category: Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Film Production, Literature, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Please let us know if you know anyone who may be interested and may be a great candidate!  Can be GOK Parent, Teacher, or someone outside!


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