04.16.19

2019 Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy

The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week learning opportunity offered each summer to Sweetwater Union High School District students in Visual and Performing Arts classes.

The 2019 Academy takes place at Chula Vista High School from June 10th through June 14th, 2019 from 9am-4pm, Monday thru Friday. Lunch will be served. Each day will be divided into 5 sessions including work specific to each discipline as well as leadership skills.

Interested students may apply below. Teachers from each of our school sites will then recommend students from the seven VAPA disciplines (Visual Art, Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Dance, Baile Folklorico, and Mariachi) to attend the Academy.

If you are interested in attending the Summer Arts Academy in 2019, please fill out this form AND turn in the printed part of the application to the VAPA Office. Make sure you have your parent’s permission to attend the entire week: June 10-14, 2019.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. YOU CANNOT ATTEND BOTH SUMMER SCHOOL AND THE SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY.

Application deadline has passed

Click here to watch a short video on last year’s Summer Arts Academy at the Army Navy Academy.

09.14.18

Art of Elan and ARTS Partnership

VAPA is pleased to partner with Art of Elan and ARTS (A Reason To Survive) in the 2018 Young Artists in Harmony program.

Young Artists in Harmony (YAH) is a unique internship program offered by the innovative chamber music organization

Art of Elan, in partnership with A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City, where advanced music students have the opportunity to:

  • explore musical composition with professional musicians
  • create and be a part of public performances — in National City and Balboa Park
  • meet and collaborate with other like-minded music students
  • build a musical composition portfolio for college

Participants in Young Artists in Harmony receive mentoring from professional Art of Elan musicians, and meet weekly at ARTS to both compose music in the computer lab (using Finale software) and try out ideas with other musicians.

The fall program runs October 13 – Dec 15, with sessions each Saturday (except Thanksgiving weekend) from 1-4pm

Final concerts are Dec. 15th at ARTS and January 23rd at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.

A one-hour orientation for new students and families takes place on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm at ARTS.

Arts

06.07.18

Montgomery High School – Visual Art

Congratulations to Montgomery High School student Susan Pierce for winning First Place, Best in Class, and Best of Show in Thematic Art at the San Diego County Fair! Also to the Student Showcase Donated Award winners Sophia Bobis and Daniel Gochicoa and the 26 first place winners from teacher Lynette Young-Golding!

02.13.18

SUHSD Student Art Exhibition & Award Ceremony

SUHSD Student Art Exhibition is February 16 – April 3, 2018 at the South Chula Vista Library (389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista, 91911) Featuring middle and high school student artwork from throughout the district. Free admission. Award Ceremony was Friday, March 9th, 2018.

Click here to see photos of the award recipients. Photos taken by SYH Teacher, Daniel Solomon.

Event poster here, designed by ORH student Gerald Retonel.

01.26.18

Sweetwater High School – Visual Arts

Congratulations to Sweetwater High School’s After School Arts Program for creating an impressive mural at Frank Toyota in National City, CA. A formal presentation took place on Friday, January 26th at 3 p.m. The arts program was awarded $500!


Visual Art Teacher, Robert Sias

 

Sweetwater High School Advanced Art presents “Nature Exhibition” February 3-9, 2018 at the Healing Spirit Holistic Center (629 3rd Ave #B, Chula Vista, CA 91910)

Reception is this Saturday, February 3rd from 4-6 p.m. More information on this flyer.

10.23.17

EastLake Middle School – Visual Art

EastLake Middle School’s 1st Annual Day of the Dead Celebration and Display is November 1st, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the EastLake Middle School Pavilion (900 Duncan Ranch Road, Chula Vista, CA 91914)

Downloadable flyer here.

For more information, please contact Visual Art teacher Andrea Arroyo at ELM.

10.11.17

Sweetwater High School – Art Exhibit

Sweetwater High School Advanced Art -Mediation/Relaxation Exhibition October 13-15, 2017 at The Healthy Spirit – 629 3rd Ave #B, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Reception is Friday, October 13 from 7-9pm. Open House is Saturday, October 14 from 12-5pm.

Downloadable flyer here.

06.12.17

2017 San Diego County Fair Winners

By Keilyn Cendana, MOH – Best of Class and winner of the San Diego Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America award.

Congratulations to the 2017 San Diego County Fair Student Showcase – Best in Show and Best of Class award recipients from the Sweetwater Union High School District!

By Xavier Cordova, MOH – Best of Class

Fine Arts Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Young Xavier Cordova MOH 4308 Print 005-10-12, 2-4 yrs Best of Class
Exum Ashleigh Alqueza OLH 4300 Ink 004-10-12, 1st yr Best of Class
Young Keilyn Cendana MOH 4302 Pencil 004-10-12, 1st yr Best of Class
Burner Dafne Martinez De La Parra RDM 4307 Collage 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Mikala Quiambao Villanueva RDM 4301 Pastel 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Mikala Quiambao Villanueva RDM 4302 Pencil 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Angel Solano RDM 4316 FineArt 002 – Gr 8 Best of Class
Burner Karlee Paiste RDM 4307 Collage 001 – Gr 7 Best in Show

Photography Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Helton Mathias Cien HTH 4707 Phone 005-10-12, 2-4 yrs Best of Class
Lim Trace Thompson BVH 4708 Aerial 005-10-12, 2-4 yrs Best of Class
Lim Rebekah Torres BVH 4708 Aerial 004-10-12, 1st yr Best in Show
Helle Cedric Vitug BVH 4709 Action 004-10-12, 1st yr Best of Class
Lim Arie Jajati BVH 4707 Phone 003 – Gr 9 Best of Class
Helle Veronica Macias BVH 4709 Action 003 – Gr 9 Best of Class

Video Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Exum Xavier Sanchez OLH 4904 PSA 002 – 9-12 Best of Class
Exum Jessica Villarin OLH 4902 Music Video 002 – 9-12 Best of Class

Graphic Comm Results:

Teacher Student School Division Class Ribbon
Helle Vivianna Estrada BVH 4507 2pg Spread 014 – 9-12 Group Best in Show
Lim Fabian Llamas BVH 4505 Typography 004 – 10-12 1st yr Best of Class
Lim Yax Trejo BVH 4500 PS Ad 004 – 10-12 1st yr Best of Class
Helton Eilana Rodriguez HTH 4516 Group Project 003 – Gr 9 Best of Class
Lim Kailani Del Rio BVH 4500 PS Ad 003 – Gr 9 Best in Show
Lim Earl Purser BVH 4505 Typography 003 – Gr 9 Best in Show

New Media Results:

Helton Ella Geonzon HTH 4100 Ed/Info 011 – 9-12 Indiv Best of Class