Art + Tech + Culture

The Museums of Los Gatos 2nd Annual Santa Clara County-Wide High School Art Exhibition

In this second annual county-wide competition, The Museums of Los Gatos asked area students about the effects of technology in our lives.

Vote for your favorite artwork for the People’s Choice Award here!

Participating artists have been posted!

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Applications are now closed for The Museums of Los Gatos Santa Clara County-Wide High School Art Exhibition, hosted at The Art Museum of Los Gatos on April 25-May 5, 2013. Click here for a PDF version of the brochure.

Purchase last year’s published catalog here in either printed or electronic format.

Deadline for Submission

Submission Deadline has passed
March 23rd, 2013

Art categories
Eligibility
How the winners will be determined
How to apply
Important dates
Last year’s winners

In this second annual county-wide competition, The Museums of Los Gatos is asking area students about the effects of technology in our lives. We want to hear your opinions. Technology is everywhere so choose whatever you feel passionate about. If you need, here are just a few examples to get you started:

1. Your artwork might be created using new media technologies—computer graphics, robotics, animation—the sky is the limit.
2. Your observations about the impacts of technology in our lives are equally relevant, both globally and individually. How does technology affect the environment? What is the impact of technology in education, here and in developing countries? What are the issues surrounding compromised privacy.
3. How has technology affected social behavior? What is the new etiquette?

Art categories

Professional development scholarships will be awarded in six categories: Painting, Photography, Drawings and Prints, New Media, Mixed Media, and 3-d Sculpture and Ceramics. Two additional scholarships will be awarded for Best in Show and People’s Choice. The People’s Choice will be determined via online voting.

Eligibility

Santa Clara County high School students in grade levels 9-12 are eligible to participate.

How the winners will be determined

Between March 25-26, 2013, a jury comprised of 3 artist/educators will review all submissions (based on digital submission) and select artworks for the exhibition Art + Tech + Culture opening April 25. Students will be informed about the results by midnight, March 27.

Once the artworks have been selected for the exhibition students will have until April 14-15 to deliver the artworks to the museum. The artworks must be delivered already framed. Between March 27 and the delivery dates, students will have an opportunity to participate in a framing demonstration and receive significant discounts on framing materials.

The jury will convene prior to the opening reception April 25 to determine scholarship winners. In addition to “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice” there will be 1st and 2nd place winners in each category. Winners will be announced during the reception.

How to apply

You can no longer apply for this event

You may apply online via our submission form here.

Please contact Emily Welch (highschool@museumsoflosgatos.org) with submission questions, or if you require an alternate submission option.
You must provide an image of your artwork. Send images to: highschool@museumsoflosgatos.org

Image requirements

File Naming: Give your file a title that includes your name and a part of the title. For example, Smith_Erin_Untitled1.tif
File Format: Save your image file as a TIFF (.tif) or high-quality JPEG (.jpg)
Resolution: Files must be saved at 400 ppi (pixels per inch)
Size: should be no longer than 6 inches on the longest side
Color space: Adobe RGB
Bit-depth: 8-bit
ICC Profile: Embedded

If you have further questions about image requirements please E-mail: highschool@museumsoflosgatos.org, or refer to the universal photographic digital imaging guidelines.

Artist Statement:

Provide a brief artist statement about your work. Your writing should be limited to 500 characters. An artist statement is a brief description of the work you’ve created to give your audience an introduction about where your ideas came from and what your process is.

Important dates

Friday, March 22: Artwork submissions due by midnight
Wednesday, March 27:
Exhibition participants are announced by midnight
TBA: Framing demonstration workshop
Sunday and Monday, April 14-15:
Students deliver artworks to Museum (Sun 11am-5pm, Mon 9am-8pm)
Thursday, April 25, 6-9pm:
Opening Reception, Awards and Silent Auction
Sunday, May 5, 5pm:
Exhibition closes
Sunday and Monday, May 5-6: You must pick your artwork up between the following times: Sunday, May 5, from 5-8pm or Monday, May 6 from 9am-8pm. All other pickup and dropoff times must be made by special arrangement by E-mail to highschool@museumsoflosgatos.org. Work that does not get picked up will be donated and is not the responsibility of the Museum.

Last year’s winners

Purchase last year’s published catalog here in either printed or electronic format.

Congratulations to our winners!

Best in Show, Saloni Kalkat, “La Sangre del Sueño”

People’s Choice:
Angella Abbey, Monkey in Chain, 2012 (Los Altos High School)

Painting:
1st place: Julie Tseng, Crown Fire, 2012 (Los Altos High School)
2nd place: Abbey Hastings, We’re Poor, 2012 (Los Gatos High School)

Drawing & Prints:
1st place:  Yan Chan, Withering Woman, 2012 (Los Altos High School)
2nd place:  Sam Bauman, We All Have A Price, 2012 (Leigh High School)

Photography:
1st place:  Ciera Pasturel, Traveling the World, 2012 (Los Altos High School)
2nd place: Harpreet Singh, Zombie Hands I, 2012 (Los Altos High School)

Mixed Media:
1st place: Ellen Field, Dark World, 2012 (Los Gatos High School)
2nd place: Ashley Tsai, Ignorance Is Bliss?, 2012 (Cupertino High School)

Sculpture/Ceramics:
1st place: Cole Solinger, Restraint, 2012 (Los Gatos High School)
2nd place: Alexis Lennie, Within Reach, 2012 (Fremont High School)

Purchase last year’s published catalog here in either printed or electronic format.

2012 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2012

Media Contact: Emily Welch
(408) 395-7386
exhibitions@museumsoflosgatos.org

FIRST ANNUAL SANTA CLARA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION AWARDS

Saloni Kalkat took home the “Best of Show” $5,000 grand prize scholarship Wednesday night as the winners of the first annual Santa Clara county high school juried art exhibition were announced at The Museums of Los Gatos. Her painting, “La Sangre del Sueño” was inspired by contemplating the idealized dream of becoming an American citizen in contrast to its sometimes harsh realities. Kalakt attends Castilleja High School and is a student of art instructor Deborah Trilling (shown below).

Kalkat will use the scholarship to support her attendance at a six-week summer program at the Rhode Island School of Design this summer. Kalkat also won the 2011 Congressional district of U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo’s placing first in last year’s Congressional Art Competition which earned her a trip to Washington D.C.

11 winners shared an additional $5,000 in prizes that included first and second place winners in five categories: painting, photography, drawing and prints, mixed media, and sculpture and ceramics. A vote of the exhibition attendees determined a “Peoples Choice” winner, “Monkey in Chain”, by Angella Abbey of Los Altos High School and a student of art instructor Christine An.

The exhibition theme “Social Matters” asked students to visually communicate their perspectives about current social issues. The Museums received over 300 entries from students representing 23 of the county high schools. A panel of three jurors selected the 75 works displayed in the exhibition.

The jurors were artist/educators: Brian Taylor, Professor of Photography and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at California State University, San Jose; Kenny Mencher, Professor of Art at Ohlone College and Director of the Louie-Meager Art Gallery and Lynn Powers, full-time artist and former Lecturer at San Jose State University.

The winners in each category were:

Painting:
1st place: Julie Tseng, Crown Fire, 2012 (Los Altos High School)
2nd place: Abbey Hastings, We’re Poor, 2012 (Los Gatos High School)

Drawing & Prints:
1st place: Yan Chan, Withering Woman, 2012 (Los Altos High School)
2nd place: Sam Bauman, We All Have A Price, 2012 (Leigh High School)

Photography:
1st place: Ciera Pasturel, Traveling the World, 2012 (Los Altos High School)
2nd place: Harpreet Singh, Zombie Hands I, 2012 (Los Altos High School)

Mixed Media:
1st place: Ellen Field, Dark World, 2012 (Los Gatos High School)
2nd place: Ashley Tsai, Ignorance Is Bliss?, 2012 (Cupertino High School)

Sculpture/Ceramics:
1st place: Cole Solinger, Restraint, 2012 (Los Gatos High School)
2nd place: Alexis Lennie, Within Reach, 2012 (Fremont High School)

“We were amazed with the quality of the work,” stated Museum Director John Agg, “ and we are certain that the excitement and anticipation generated by the launch of this program will result in greatly increased participation next year.”

“This exhibition reflects a renewed energy for this Museum,” stated Professor Brian Taylor, one of the judges, “it was a beautiful show and an energizing judging process.” Next year’s exhibition theme, to be announced in September 2012, will be related to art and technology.

support for this extraordinary opportunity comes from our generous partners:


Rotary Club of Saratoga

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