LIONS SHINE AT LAGUNA BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Congratulations to our five Visual Arts students that were winners at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Junior Art Show. JSerra’s five shining students, Quetzal Arevelo, Megan Lasken, Nicole Kurrasch, Shane Noviello and May Han were among the 13 student winners for the show. The student’s artwork was chosen from a field of thousands of entrants from schools across the county.

JSerra CHS Blog_Festival of ArtsThe Junior Art Show has been around since 1947 and has become a highlight to the summer event. It displays work from over 300 students, grades K-12, and keeps the importance and value of the arts alive in our youth.

Hundreds of family members and friends gathered at the festival art grounds to congratulate and acknowledge the recipients of the Junior Art Awards. Our students did an amazing job representing their artwork and JSerra.

Lion Pride!

JSerra Photography Debuts at the Laguna Beach Art Museum

Saturday, October 28 marks a great accomplishment with JSerra’s Artists In Residence program. Opening Night of the Laguna Beach Art Museum’s exhibit “The Best Kept Secret,” featured a selection of JSerra’s photography students.

Under the direction of Regina Stehney, the students had the opportunity to show their work in this retrospective art show-featuring artist from 1965 to 1971 that were also on faculty of UCI.

Hosting JSerra students in the downstairs gallery and displays student photography work from their book “Beauty Perceived” that was recently published through the JSerra Fine Arts department.

The exhibit at the Laguna Beach Art Museum is opened to the public until January 21.

Read the review in the OC Register here.

Visual Arts Students Rank Number One in Orange County

Congratulations to JSerra Visual Arts students and teachers. In our largest showing yet in both Imagination Celebration and the Laguna Beach Art Festival Art Shows to date, JSerra had the largest group of students receive notoriety for their hard work. JSerra ranked number one amongst the submissions from other high school’s within the community in the Laguna Beach Art Show as well as in the Imagination Celebration annual festival.

Imagination Celebration is an annual festival of the arts, celebrating creativity for all high school students in Orange County. This festival is presented by Arts Orange County and Orange County Department of Education. It includes performances and visual arts exhibits throughout Orange County, as well as hands on workshops.

JSerra Art students have submitted artwork to the photography show at the Huntington Beach Fine Arts Center, and 31 of our students have been judged and accepted for the show.

Our Drawing and Painting winners include 24 of our artist/students. The Laguna Beach Junior Art exhibit has juried in a total 10 of our students for the show that will run from July 1 through August 31.

You can see the winning 2-D art showcase at:
South Coast Plaza’s Crate and Barrel Mall- May 1st through May 31.

Teachers Jeff Kahl, and Nancy Harrell are proud of their student’s accomplishments in the 2-D categories. With 3 of our students in the 2-D category moving onto the Laguna Beach Festival this summer, it has proved to be a very successful year.

You can see the winning Photography showcase at the Huntington Beach Art Gallery- May 1st through May 31st.,

Mr. Harrell and Mrs. Stehney have a right to be proud of their 31 students who qualified for this exhibit. Mr. Harrell was pleased with the variety of pieces chosen from his classes. Mrs. Stehney was happy to see the pieces from her “What is Beauty” project chosen as well. In addition, students from Mrs. Stehney class will have 7 pieces in the Laguna Beach Art Exhibit.

Great work JSerra Visual Arts students!

To see a complete list of the winning students and their art work please click here.