2017 VAC Registration Form


ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM - Note this form will be available from February 1st - 24th.  Registration will be closed at midnight on the 24th.

Welcome to the 2017 High School Visual Arts Competition (VAC) presented by the Lamorinda Arts Council.

The Lamorinda Arts Council's VAC showcases and acknowledges 2D, 3D, Photography, and Digital Design work by high school students who live in or attend school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga or the Acalanes Union High School District, including Las Lomas. The competition features cash awards, merit citations and a month long public exhibit of entries at the Orinda Library Art Gallery. 

Students may submit only one art piece per category, but may enter more than one category. Your artwork must be created while you are in High School. If you are entering art in more than one category, please submit a separate survey for each category in which you are submitting artwork.

To register for the 2017 VAC, please enter your contact information and artwork details on this online form during the registration period.

Student Information You must be at least 13 years of age to complete this form. If you are under 13 years of age, you must have a parent fill out the form.
If your high school is not listed above, please let us know what high school you attend.
(This will be the person who is your primary parent/guardian contact)
Please list the best phone number to reach parent/guardian.
(Please submit separate entry for each category entered. Only one entry per category allowed.)
You must enter the name of the art teacher in whose art/tech class your artwork was created. If your teacher is not listed, please enter his or her name in "Other." Enter "Artwork created independently" if done outside of school.
Please describe the medium used to create your art piece. This text will appear on the label attached to your artwork in the Gallery.
Please list the title of your work. This will also appear on the information label by your artwork in the Gallery, as well as on the judges evaluation form. Please list as "untitled" if your artwork is not titled.
Please describe the piece, the material you used, the manner in which it was created, and/or any other relevant information regarding the piece. Judges will see what you write here. Note that it adds to the understanding of the piece for the judges.
If you are resubmitting your form because of an error on your first entry, please leave us a note here. Also please tell us if you have any additional information you’d like us to know, i.e. the piece is very larger, or needs special handling, etc.
Art Student Involvement - Community Service Hours opportunity! We are looking for art student volunteers for artwork intake, Awards reception, and Artwork pick-up. This will be a great learning opportunity. Please let us know if you'd be interested in helping the Lamorinda Arts Council with any or all of these jobs (you may check more than one). You will receive community service credit from the Lamorinda Arts Council.
The Lamorinda Arts Council is proud of our stewardship of the students' artwork and quite strict in documenting the receipt and return of the numerous pieces of artwork processed by our all-volunteer staff. Because the Art Exhibition will be held in a public space, it is necessary for artists to sign a Release Form. Much of the displayed art will be securely attached to wall systems. Small and fragile articles such as jewelry will be displayed in locked glass cases. Video surveillance, funded in part by the LAC, is installed at the Orinda Library Art Gallery to insure the security of your artwork. However, the LAC and City of Orinda require that you, if your are age 18 or over, or your parent, if you are under age 18, agree to a release of liability during this online registration process. Therefore, please read the following Disclaimer and Release and click agree to complete your registration. DISCLAIMER and RELEASE This Disclaimer and Release is by and between the LAMORINDA ARTS COUNCIL, a volunteer charitable organization (Hereinafter “Sponsor”) and the student listed on this form (Hereinafter “Artist”). Sponsor is sponsoring a display of student artists’ work (the “Exhibition”) at the Orinda Library Art Gallery (the “Library”). The Library is owned by the City of Orinda and Sponsor does not control access to the Library, nor is the Sponsor responsible for maintenance of the Library or for providing security at the Library. Artist desires to exhibit artwork at the Library as part of Sponsor’s Exhibition. Sponsor is not willing to accept the Art for display as part of the Exhibit unless Artist (by a parent or legal guardian if not 18 years of age) agrees to release Sponsor from any and all claims for loss of the Art or damage which it may suffer by reason of Sponsor’s acceptance of the Art for display at the Exhibit. As consideration for Sponsor’s acceptance of the Art for display in the Exhibition, Artist hereby assumes all risk of damage to the Art while on display at the Exhibition arising from any cause whatsoever and Artist hereby waives all claims in respect thereof against Sponsor. Artist hereby agrees that Sponsor shall not be liable to Artist for injury or damage to the Art or any loss of value thereof or for damage thereto while the Art is on display at the Exhibition or otherwise in the care or custody of the Sponsor or otherwise, not withstanding the cause of said damage or loss, which case may include but not be limited to such causes as fire, steam, electricity, gas, water or rain, or the breakage, leakage, obstruction or other defect of pipes, sprinklers, wires, appliances, plumbing, air conditioning or lighting fixtures, any conditions arising upon the Library, or from other sources or places. Sponsor shall not be liable for any damage to the Art arising from any act or neglect of any other Artist, any person attending the exhibition, theft, defacing or otherwise by any person. Acceptance of Disclaimer and Release* By checking one of the boxes above, you confirm that you have read and accept the Disclaimer and Release agreement above. If you are under 18, your parent/guardian must read and accept the Disclaimer and Release. (Please note, if you are under 18, we will email your parent/guardian for verification.)