I've shared before how I "do" my art shows on here, but I thought I might explain for those of you who are new here! Please know this is the way I do things...I'm not saying it "THE" way. Art shows are as different as art. The important thing is that you are giving your students the opportunity to display their work & take pride in their creations.
I do a theme based art show. We begin as soon as we return from Christmas break. With snow days, sickness, and other holiday's off...I like to provide enough time for students to create several projects within the theme so they can choose their favorite work. This year we are exploring abstract/non-objective art work. Here are some past themes.
Dinosaurs, Bugs, Recycled, Food, Night at The Zoo, Robots/Space, Under Water, Color Explosion, Art Around the World, Secret Garden(fairies, gnomes, and other garden magic), Out of this World(aliens, ufos, alien landscapes..etc), Story Book Forest (fairy tales and fables), How Artists See.
It's not too late to start on your own all school art show!! I can't wait to see what you come up with.