The School Art Program, which began in 1964, has more than 300,000 entries each year. Since 1964, the School Art Program has received more than 8.5 million entries. These exhibitors are not washing and brushing animals — they are diligently brushing canvas with acrylics or pastels, and shaping sculptures, among other things. Participants range from pre-K through 12th grade. These artists must submit an original project based on Western culture, history or heritage.