High School Visual Arts Showcase

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(Elana O'Loskey, Photographer)
Bird Show Case by Kate Lee, won the Best in Show award at the High School Visual Arts Competition in 2020.

    The Lamorinda Arts Council announces the 18th Annual High School Visual Arts Showcase is now available online for public viewing starting March 1 and continuing until updated in 2022. An Awards Recognition Show takes place online March 11 at 7 p.m. 
    The High School Visual Arts Competition (HSVAC) showcases and acknowledges student art in four categories: 2D, painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, collage; 3D, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, construction; photography, traditional film and digital photography and the Lamorinda Arts Alliance sponsored Digital Art category.
    This category consists of two-dimensional artwork produced or manipulated on a computer platform and then printed on paper, canvas or other material. The artwork may be an original digital painting, a digital graphic or illustration, or a photo image that has been manipulated beyond enhancement or applying effects to a photograph.
    All work is by high school students who live in or attend school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga, including all schools in the Acalanes Union High School District such as Las Lomas High School.
    During the registration process, students were asked to list their teacher’s name for artwork that was created in class during school so the Arts Council could acknowledge the contribution of art educators. Artwork created outside of school is also allowed as long as it was done while the student attended high school.
    A professional panel judged the artwork using such criteria as creativity, originality, content and degree of expertise in the chosen medium.
    A total of up to $3,200 in cash prizes will be awarded: First Place – $300; Second Place – $200; Third Place – $100; Honorable Mentions – $25 each and Best in Show – $300.  HSVAC Chair Aniston Breslin invites the public to celebrate artwork expressing the imagination, skills and talent of Lamorinda high school students along with their families, friends and art educators at this exciting annual competition.
    To learn more about the Arts Council or attend the live March 11 awards ceremony, go to www.lamorindaarts.org, email info@lamorindaarts.org or call 925.359.6400.

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