Student Art Exhibition and Open House
Contact: John E. Tarkany, Coordinator: (805) 437-1501: 

The Student Art Exhibition and Open House provides students and teachers an opportunity to display creative work from the classroom in a highly public place that honors their work as an effective path to learning and knowledge for all.

Art is a process that engenders creativity, emotional development, problem-solving skills, thinking skills, and pride in every child. Art communicates with families, fosters student growth and development, and is an effective tool for increasing self-esteem.

The Student Art Exhibition and Open House also provides VCOE employees, student parents and visitors with an opportunity to learn more about each of our schools in a beautiful environment and provides the means to be in touch with VCOE’s principal customers—students.

Student Art Exhibition and Open House Participants:

Approximately 150 VCOE Special Education, Community School and Career Education students.

Student Art Exhibition and Open House Awards:

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation as well as an award or prize to be determined.

Important Dates:
  • Registration Deadline:  Friday, March 1st, 2019
  • Event Day: Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Artwork Information
THEME: Hello Spring

Art will be Collaborative Class pieces (one per classroom) Artforms include:

  • Painting/Drawing (Any medium)
  • Sculpture (Any medium)
  • Performing Art (Song, Dance, Poetry, Music, etc…)
  • Multimedia

Registration: Representatives from each school will register artwork using the following information:

  • School
  • Class Name
  • Teacher name
  • Teacher Email
  • Name of students involved in the artwork
  • Title of the Piece
  • Brief description of the Piece (It’s meaning or story)

Each Class will receive 150 ft2  to display their artwork in

Performance Art will be scheduled and performed on stage

Set Up: Representatives from each school will set up the art  in the VCOE Conference Center: Salons A, B and C on Thursday, March 28th, between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM in the area designated for their school