Arts in the Schools
The Tenth Anniversary
Lamorinda High School Visual Arts Competition 2013
Online Registration is now closed.
This annual event showcases and acknowledges 2D, 3D and Photography work by high school students who live in or attend school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga. The competition features cash awards, merit citations and a month long public exhibit of entries at the Orinda Library Art Gallery.
Important Dates and Deadlines
- Applications: due midnight, February 19
- Artwork drop-off: Orinda Library Art Gallery, Thu, February 28, 3-6pm
- Awards Reception: Orinda Library Art Gallery, Wed, March 6, 4-6pm
- Exhibit Run: March 1-27
- Art Pick-up: Orinda Library Art Gallery, Thu, March 28, 3-6pm
The Orinda Arts Council High School Visual Arts Competition accepts entries for:
- 2D: painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, collage
- 3D: ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, construction
- Photography: manual and all digital arts
Important: Artwork Preparation
Remember that your art will be displayed at a professional art exhibit; therefore presentation and preparation is important.
2D art and Photography pieces must meet the requirements for the Orinda Library Gallery’s hanging system. All art must have a wire spanning the entire width of the back side of frame. Please have all frames with wire installed and ready for hanging before the art is brought to the library. Any artwork not properly framed and wired for installation will not be accepted. For further instructions on how to set up your frame, please contact VAC@orindaartscouncil.org.
Artwork Release of Liability
The Orinda 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. Video surveillance, funded in part by the OAC, is installed at the Orinda Library Art Gallery to insure the security of your artwork. However, the OAC and City of Orinda do require that you agree to a release of liability during the online registration process.
Eligibility and Rules
All high school students living in or attending school in Moraga, Orinda, or Lafayette are invited to participate. Students may submit only one art piece per category, but may enter more than one category.
Artwork must be created while the student attends high school (9-12 grade). During the registration process, you will be asked to list teacher’s name for artwork that was created in class during school. Artwork that was created outside of school may submitted as long as the work was done while attending high school.
Professionals with experience in (practicing, teaching, or representing) the categories judge the competition. The criteria used for judging is:
- Creativity and originality
- Degree of expertise in the chosen medium
Remember, presentation is important, and your 2D art and/or Photography will show better if nicely framed.
Cash prizes for 1st - 3rd place per category, plus honorable mention, totaling up to $2,550 will be awarded. Plus a special "Best in Show" voters' choice award.
1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $100
Honorable Mentions - $25
Best in Show - $300
Entries accepted for the 2013 High School Student Visual Arts Competition will be on display for public viewing at the Orinda Library Art Gallery, 24 Orinda Way from March 1-27. Gallery hours are Mon to Thu, 10am-8pm; Fri and Sat, 10am-6pm; and Sun 1-5pm.
The Orinda Arts Council congratulates the winners of the 10th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition!
2013 VAC Announcement
Click here to download the announcement.