Young Artist Showcase 2013

More than 350 pieces of public school artwork were submitted into this year’s Young Artist Showcase. Judging by 17 respected education, government and arts leaders took place on Friday, April 5th. Special thanks for judging goes out to Assemblymember Paul Fong and his Chief of Staff in his district, Leslie Bulbak, for their assistance.

Is the suspense killing you? We’re sure it is. But…we can give you a little sneak peak into the selection and let you know the students will be honored in a ceremony here at the County Office on September 12th, 2013 from 4:30-6 pm.

Dozens of tables were set up in the San Jose Room (okay…it was really more like 51 tables) with groups of artwork based on grade ranges (preK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and adult special education).

What a success! Thirty-two pieces of artwork were selected for the permanent collection that will be on display here at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Fifteen school districts were represented in the selections, including: Cupertino, Mtn View Whisman, Santa Clara, Campbell, Campbell UHSD, Lakeside, Milpitas, Cambrian, Evergreen, Union, Orchard, Berryessa, Saratoga, San Jose, SCCOE.

For the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo arts program, seventeen pieces were chosen to be on a one-year display that will be in their Picnic Basket area. The pieces hail from eleven different districts including: Milpitas, Berryessa, Union, Cambrian, Moreland, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Lakeside, Santa Clara, Saratoga, East Side.

We were tickled pink that this year’s entries were more than 75% of what we had entered in recent years, courtesy of great outreach from staff and parent networks throughout the valley.

Can’t wait for 2014!

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