Budding artists from schools throughout Sacramento County were recognized March 1, the start of Youth Art Month, by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). At a reception held in SCOE's David P. Meaney Education Center, certificates were awarded to the students whose artwork was submitted by their teachers for the annual countywide student art show. More than 75 pieces of art, representing the efforts of students from first through twelfth grade, will be on display at the Meaney Center [maps and directions] through mid-May. Art may be viewed during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Schools and districts submitting art included:
- Elk Grove and Sheldon High Schools (Elk Grove Unified School District)
- Galt High School (Galt Joint Union High School District)
- Inderkum High School (Natomas Unified School District)
- Phoebe Hearst Basic and John Bidwell Elementary Schools (Sacramento City Unified School District)
- Earl LeGette and Ottomon Elementary Schools, Bella Vista and Mira Loma High Schools (San Juan Unified School District)
- North Avenue and Oakdale Elementary Schools, Vista Nueva Careers & Technology High School (Twin Rivers Unified School District)
Awards were also presented to high school student finalists in the 2011 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon Art Competition. Receiving top honors was Christine Dano of Mira Loma High School, whose original art was featured on Academic Decathlon t-shirts and printed materials.
Prizes for student artists were provided by the Sacramento County Office of Education and Sargent Art. SCOE partners with the California Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association in presenting Youth Art Month activities.