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Student Artists Honored as Part of Arts Education Month

Artwork on Display at SCOE Through May

Students with certificates

Student artists with Arts Education Projects Coordinator M​aureen Gemma and Carmichael Elementary art specialist Janet Applegate (back left), Board Trustee Harold Fong (back center), and Board President Gretchen C. Bender (back right).

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted an awards presentation and exhibit reception for local art students from throughout the county on March 17. Sargent Art, a national supplier of art materials to both education and retail markets, sponsored the ceremony.

Nearly 50 pieces of artwork were submitted. Each student artist received a certificate for participating.

The exhibit, part of the celebration of Arts Education Month, was sponsored by SCOE in conjunction with the California Art Education Association (CAEA). The adopted theme, "Art Bridges the Gap," highlights that current research shows arts education engagement provides critical sensory skills that are foundational and essential bridges to all other learning.

Schools that participated in the 2009 Sacramento County Office of Education Arts Education Month art show included:

  • Sheldon High School (Elk Grove Unified)
  • Cordova Gardens Elementary School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Cordova Villa Elementary School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Mather Heights Elementary School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Williamson Elementary School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Mills Middle School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Cordova High School (Folsom Cordova Unified)
  • Inderkum High School (Natomas Unified)
  • Glenwood Elementary School (Robla School District)
  • Carmichael Elementary School (San Juan Unified)
  • Legette Elementary School (San Juan Unified)
  • Mira Loma High School (San Juan Unified)
  • Ottoman Elementary School (San Juan Unified)

The colorful art display is available for public viewing at SCOE's David P. Meaney Education Center during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) through May.

Student artists with parents
Student artist with father