CSUN Hosts 18th Annual High School Art Invitational

  • Art Gallery exhibit

    Students and faculty from more than 30 San Fernando Valley high schools will display their art in CSUN’s Art Galleries at the 18th Annual Art Invitational. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

  • Cesar Chavez Teacher Prep student

    Cesar Chavez Teacher Prep student Wendy Lopez used acrylic paint to create "It's a Good Day." Photo by Nestor Garcia.

  • Milken Community High School student

    Milken Community High School student Rina Goldman used foam board and acetate to create "Residential Medal." Photo by Nestor Garcia.

  • Burbank student

    The mixed media piece,"Deer" was created by Burbank student Danielle Boyce. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

  • Viewpoint student Rachel Jacobson used archival pigment print to create "Yolanda," a portrait of a 43-year-old burn survivor. Photo by Nestor Garcia.

California State University, Northridge will host its 18th Annual High School Art Invitational from Jan. 12 to 31. Students and faculty from more than 30 San Fernando Valley high schools will display their art in CSUN’s Art Galleries.

“We want high school students to see CSUN’s art galleries and the campus,” said Jim Sweeters, director of the galleries. “The invitational places students with others in reference to their work. You can compare each high school’s artwork and see what they excel in.”

Each school is allowed to display up to six pieces of student art. More than 200 student pieces will be featured in the Main Gallery. The student artists use a variety of media including graphite, ceramic, spray paint and oil on canvas.

“It is a phenomenal opportunity for students to have their work professionally displayed in a gallery,” said Rene Shufelt, a Northridge Academy High School teacher. “I look forward every year to watch future artists shine at the opening.”

For the sixth year in a row, high school teachers are also invited to display their artwork. The teachers’ work will be on view in the West Gallery.

A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., with refreshments being served.

The following high schools will be participating: AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian, Arts Theater Entertainment School, Arleta, Birmingham Community Charter, Bishop Alemany, Burbank, Campbell Hall, Cesar Chavez Teacher Prep, Chaminade College Preparatory, Chatsworth, Concordia, Amelia Earhart, El Camino Real Charter, Faith Baptist, Fulton College Prep, Francis Polytechnic, Granada Hills Charter, Grover Cleveland, Harvard Westlake, Heritage Christian, Highland Hall, Louisville, Milken Community, New Community Jewish, North Hollywood, Northpoint, Northridge Academy, Notre Dame, Reseda, Sherman Oaks CES, Sierra Canyon, Social Justice-Humanities Academy, Sylmar, The Buckley School, Valley Academy of Arts and Science and Viewpoint School.

For more information about the Art Galleries and exhibits, visit http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries/.

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