Student Exhibits

17th Annual Arts Ambassadors Exhibit

The Lamorinda Arts Council is happy to welcome elementary and middle school student artists to the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library in April 2024!

Student artwork will be on display through May 4th. Arts Ambassadors ribbons provided by the Lamorinda Arts Council will be distributed to exhibiting students in their classrooms by their art teachers. Curated by Lamorinda public school visual arts teachers Janet Robinson of Orinda and Jill Hudson of Moraga in partnership with the Council, the 2024 exhibit highlights a collection of student artwork from K-8 grade students attending public Orinda and Moraga elementary and middle schools.

2024 Exhibit Dates:

  • April 8 - May 5 | Arts Ambassadors Exhibit on display in Orinda Library Gallery
  • April 25, 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Student Artist Reception for students and their families, co-hosted by Orinda Network for Education (ONE); musical performance by the OIS Jazz Band in Library Auditorium 5 to 6 p.m.


About Arts Ambassadors

Since 2007, the Arts Ambassadors Exhibit & Reception has been held every Spring at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library except in 2021 due to COVID-19 when we featured a virtual exhibit about Lamorinda art teachers who have nurtured student artists through the Arts Ambassadors program.

The exhibit is a wonderful way to provide the public with an overview of the visual arts programs in public schools in Lamorinda and to promote the value of including arts education as part of the general curriculum. It's also an exciting and special opportunity for the students and their families to share their artistry in a professional gallery.

Over the years, Arts Ambassadors has been encouraged, expanded, and supported by organizations such as Orinda Network for Education (ONE), Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE), Moraga Education Foundation (MEF), local parents, school districts, art educators and students, as well as LAC. LAC supports this event by donating and facilitating the use of the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, which we curate every month, hosting receptions, and providing ribbons to be awarded to each student artist.

High School Visual Arts Competition

The 2024 exhibit will be on display in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library March 3rd - April 7th, 2024, and in our online gallery from March 2024 - February 2025.

The Artist & Awards Reception will take place on Thursday, March 13th from 7:00 — 8:30 pm.

This annual event showcases and acknowledges art in four categories: 2D, 3D, Photography, and Digital Art categories. All work is by high school students who live in or attend school in Orinda, Lafayette, or Moraga, including all schools in the Acalanes Union High School District.  The competition features cash awards, merit citations, and an online public exhibit of entries in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library and on the Lamorinda Arts Council website.

For more information about the 2024 High School Visual Arts competition click here.