02.18.20

SUHSD Student Art Exhibition 2020

SUHSD Student Art Exhibition, Gala and Awards Reception 2020

SUHSD Student Art Exhibition 2020

Friday February 14th – April 7th, 2020 @ the South Chula Vista Library

389 Orange Avenue

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Gala & Awards Reception

Friday, March 6th, 2020 6 – 7:30 pm

04.18.19

11th Annual DMS

2019 District Digital Media Showcase  was Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 6pm. Location: Otay Ranch High School Pavilion (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913) Downloadable HERE, designed by ORH student Natalie Hoang.

The eleventh annual Digital Media Showcase featured student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology was celebrated. Industry professionals judged the submissions and awards are given to the top entries!

Acknowledgements:
VAPA Director: Jeff Kover

Digital Media Committee Chair: Kelly Hamilton

Digital Media & Graphics: Beatriz Gonzalez-Sallach

Webmaster: Ed Lim

Participating Schools:
BVH, CPH, CVH, CVM, ELH, ELM, HTH, OLH, ORH, RDRM, SOH, SUH, and SYH

Special thanks to all our community judges, teachers, and staff for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools.

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.

https://artofelan.org/events/education/

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!

05.02.18

10th Annual DMS

2018 District Digital Media Showcase was Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 6 p.m.  Location: Otay Ranch High School Pavilion (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913)
Free admission.

The tenth annual Digital Media Showcase featured student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology is celebrated. Industry professionals judge the submissions and awards are given to the top entries. Over 500 student works were entered this year!

Acknowledgements:

Event Host: Kelly Hamilton, Digital Media Committee Chair
Master of Ceremony: Jeff Kover, VAPA Director

Participating Schools and Teachers:
BVH – Mr. Lim & Mrs. Camacho
CPH – Mr. Pearson
CVH – Ms. Spielman & Mr. Gallegos
CVM  Ms. Tom
ELH – Mr. Hinkle, Mr. Hall & Mr. Meads
ELM – Mrs. Taylor
HTH – Ms. Gray & Mrs. Conner
OLH – Mr. Exum
ORH – Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Oskay, Ms. Ecklund, & Mr. Bryant
RDRM – Mr. Black
SOH – Ms. Brown & Mr. Neumann
SUH – Ms. Ranganath
SYH – Mr. Solomon

Teacher Volunteers:
Award Presentation by Ms. Gray
Video by Ms. Gray & Ms. Oskay
Photography and Digital Design slideshows by Mrs. Conner
Audio & Animation by Mr. Exum
Screenings by Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Exum, Ms. Brown, Ms.Oskay, Mr. De Leon.
Concessions by Mr. Bryant
Event Photography by Mr. Solomon

Special thanks to all our community judges for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools:

Sandeep Kulkarni, Genadi Radiul, Travis Vasquez, John Sexton, Grady Williams, Mike Butler, Kyle Luna, Omar De Leon, Brian Perondi, Kent Brisby, Alexis Jaworski, Steve Grogan, Andrew Keher, Mike Menegus, Daniel Orren, Adam Sainte Croix, and Cindi Palmer.

2018 Best News Production was Hilltop High School News Broadcast – Ms. Gray

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.