2021 Arts Ambassadors
Due to the global pandemic and the temporary closure of the Art Gallery at the Orinda Gallery, the 2021 Arts Ambassadors has moved to our virtual online gallery.
During the month of February, please take a look at the teacher mentors who have supported and encouraged our your Arts Ambassadors over the years HERE We are pleased to celebrate the instructors and their contributions to our community and to our young artists.
Orinda Arts Ambassadors
The 2020 Orinda Arts Ambassadors exhibit took place on February 27th - March 12th
Artist Reception was held on Wednesday, March 4th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Since 2007, the Arts Ambassadors Exhibit & Reception has been held every spring at the Orinda Community Library Art Gallery. Curated by the Orinda Public School Visual Art Teachers and presented in partnership with Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO), the exhibit highlights a collection of student art work that includes at least one piece from every OUSD art studio (grades 1-8), and some from Miramonte students as well. The reception also celebrates student performing artists by featuring performances by the OUSD and Miramonte Performing Arts Programs.
The exhibit is a wonderful way to provide the public an overview of the OUSD and Miramonte Visual Arts Program and to promote the value of including arts education as a part of the general curriculum. It's also an exciting and special opportunity for the students along with their families to share their artistry in a professional gallery.
In partnership with the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO), which funds Orinda public school art teachers and programs, the Lamorinda Arts Council supports this event by donating and facilitating use of the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library by EFO, which we curate on a monthly basis.
Lafayette/Moraga Arts Ambassadors
The 2020 Lafayette and Moraga Arts Ambassadors Exhibit took place from March 12th through March 26th. Unfortunately a public reception could not take place due to the COVID 19 Shelter in Place order.
This two-city event showcased the K-8 student artwork from schools in Moraga and Lafayette. This event has had tremendous success over the past two years.
High School Visual Arts Competition
The 2020 exhibit was on display from February 4th through February 27th.
The Artist & Awards Reception took place on Tuesday, February 11th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
This annual event showcases and acknowledges 2D, 3D, and Photography by our talented area high school students. The 2020 High School Visual Arts Competition had a new category - the Lamorinda Arts Alliance Digital Art category, defined as two-dimensional artwork that is 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 effect to a photograph.
Eligible students living in or attending school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga, or Acalanes Union High School District, including Las Lomas High School were invited to participate. The competition features cash awards, merit citations and a nearly month long public exhibit of entries at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library. For more information about the 2021 High School Visual Arts competition click here.