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Grand Arts Film Festival

Filmmakers receive VAPPY awards at the 3rd annual Grand Arts Film Festival.
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YoungArts Application closing This Wk!


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Inner-City Arts Fall Schedule

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The schedule of classes for the Fall 2016 Institutes at Inner-City Arts has been announced! View the schedule here.

To take advantage of the rich variety of visual, media, and performing arts classes we will offer this Fall, SAVE THE DATE!  The Registration Open House will take place on Saturday, August 27th at 10:00am.

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You’re Invited!

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Student Opportunities – 02/07


CONGRESSMAN BECERRA’S STUDENT ART COMPETITION– DEADLINE: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. Congressman Xavier Becerra invites you to participate in the annual 34th Congressional District Student Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery. To participate, you will need to submit an original art piece that will be judged by a committee comprised of local artists and community leaders. All artists will have their artwork exhibited at a local ceremony where the winner will be selected, and participants will receive a special congressional recognition. The winning artist will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year and attend a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. More info at


LACMA TEEN NIGHT (FREE) – Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 7:30 pm. Take part in After Dark, LACMA’s teen-only bash, and enjoy a night of art and dancing under the stars. Explore the art of light and color in the exhibition Diana Thater: Sympathetic Imagination. Outside the galleries, participate in artist Caitlin Lainoff’s projection workshop and create a valentine for a loved one or friend. Dance to DJs from arTES High School (Arts Theater Entertainment School), make new friends in the mashed potato bar line, and enter to win our photo contest! More info at


CAPSA – CAP SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM (FREE) –  Deadline: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00pm. Study with faculty of the world-renowned California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)! CAPSA is a tuition-free program for currently enrolled students in grades 10, 11, 12, or seniors graduating in Spring 2016 (ages 15-18 only). Classes: Acting, Animation, Dance, Music, and Visual Arts. Program Dates: Monday – Thursday June 27 – July 14, 2016 10am – 5pmAPPLY NOW!

CSSSA – CALIF STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS  –  Deadline: February 29, 2016. We love csssa! This is a wonderful state subsidized art program run by the CA State University and held at Cal Arts in Valencia. Students get the ultimate experience of living in the dorms of a major art school. They have good scholarships. This is the best value in summer art programs. The program runs from JULY 9 – AUGUST 5, 2016. Applications take some time, so get started soon. More info

CALARTS – FROM A TO ZINE (FREE)  –  Deadline: first-come, first-serve basis.REGISTER HERE! This 10-week writing and digital photography program is for high school students interested in creating zines, newspapers or books that relate to their experiences and their communities. Topics and layout design will be decided upon collectively and through a series of writing and photography exercises, students will incorporate the exploration of local community issues into their artwork. CalArts Photography and Writing professors teach the program, with the assistance of CalArts Student Instructors.

Class Times: Wednesdays, 5 – 7pm | Dates (Spring 2016 only): February 10 – April 27, 2016 (No class on March 23 & 30) | Location: Self Help Graphics & Art (1300 East First Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033) REGISTER HERE!


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NXT GEN Exhibit (opens 4/23)

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Please join us on Thursday, April 23 from 3:30- 5pm in the Visual Arts hallways for a public viewing of NXT GEN.

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PLAN ForYourPhoto: April 9-15

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OPENINGS ACROSS LA: Month of Photography Los Angeles opens a group exhibition of emerging and established photographers, centered in their 2015 theme, “Realities and Concepts.” Participating artists include Sally Peterson, Sabine Pearlman, Luigia Martelloni, and many more. The opening reception runs from 6–9pm at Arena 1 Gallery at Santa Monica Art Studios.

WESTSIDE OPENINGS: Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica holds an opening reception for Mark Ruwedel: Pictures of Hell from 6–8pm. Coinciding with the release of Ruwedel’s 2014 book, Pictures of Hell, the exhibition is a selection of his photographs of places in the American and Canadian West that have been named for the presumed proximity to El Diablo.

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CA Summer School for the Arts

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Going For Gold Art Show

“Going for Gold” will be our next art show aimed at inspiring the creation of works of art that are excellent enough conceptually and technically to be considered for both regional and national Scholastic Gold Award distinction.

Scholastic Judging Criteria (Taken directly from their website):

• Originality: Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be

•Technical Skill: Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and show skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.

Personal Vision or Voice: Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.

1. Size
– No minimum – but we are encouraging work to be at least 18×24.
– Maximum – open (see teacher if you have really large ideas)
– 3-D artwork – open (see teacher if you have really large ideas). Some work may be too
difficult for display – consult closely with Mr. Garrard for display challenges
on 3-D work.

2. Medium
– Any 2-D or 3D media acceptable – including mixed media, photography and digital imaging.
– We would also like to highly encourage the use of alternative surfaces or “grounds” to
create on.

3. Content/Theme
– Open to artist’s interpretation as long as you are aiming for GOLD quality! Consult closely with visual arts teachers in the planning phase to make sure your work is appropriately complex.
– See Scholastic Art Website for past wining art examples and expectations. Or Google “Scholastic Award Winning Works”.
– Any style including realism, abstraction and non-objective is appropriate

5. Due Date
– Submissions due Friday December 5th to Mr. Garrard in room VA 3-322
– Approximately 50 of the strongest submissions will be chosen for display in the Going For Gold art show – Opening TBA (too be announced in January).

6. Questions?
– Any questions please see Jackson Crites, Aya Morishita, John Lee, Isaac Soloway, Camille Papa, Maya Chambers or Mr. Garrard.

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