CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS who were accepted into the 2018-19 AP Art program: (alphabetical order)

Travis Ackermann

Arely Gomez

Azucena Palula

David Alas

Marie Gonzalez

Anna Pappanduros

Array Amano

Grace Hunzicker

Stephanie Sakamoto

Tara Barrett

Carolyn Hwang

Christine Shimahara

Gaby Blatt

Kaytin Izumi

Sydney Sobel

Katarina Cegverra

Angie Jen

Siri Storstein-N

Joey Choe

Emile Kajotaite

Tristyn Tarver

Laura Curiel

Karden Krepela

Teya Thompson

Holden Daidore

Ariana Kristo

David Verba

Aurora Delaney

Ari Mattioli

Rayvin Wang

Nathalie Franklin

Kyomi Masuzawa

Holly Webb

Claire Freedman

Etienne Montesinos

Oliver Zinnemann

Lluvia Gracida

Taya-Morgan Moore

Kiyono Gray

Jessica Ni


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Apply for the 2018 UCLA Summer Art Institute

Registration begins on February 15, 2018
The Summer Art Institute is designed for talented and highly motivated high school students. Each two-week session carries three units of UCLA college credit, and is structured around a combination of daily, focused studio work, artist lectures, field trips, and a final exhibition. Students may enroll in one, or both, two-week sessions. Learn more >

Congressional Art Contest

Submission Deadline April 6, 2018 at 5pm
An opportunity for high school students in the 33rd District to be recognized for their artistic talent.
* 1st place winner: Scholarship prize & trip to Washington DC
* 2nd and 3rd place winners: Scholarship prizes
* All student participants: Participation prizes
Click here for more info about the Congressional Art Contest >

Washington University  Portfolio Plus ProgramWashington U Portfolio Plus Program

Summer Program July 8-28, 2018: If you want to be a professional designer or artist or are interested in exploring how the design process can enrich your interests in other fields, you should check out the WashU Portfolio Plus Program. The program, for rising high school juniors and seniors, offers rigorous instruction that prepares you for college-level work and provides you with the opportunity to work in a real studio and experience life on a college campus.

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Support Your Art Student
SAMO4ART is a nonprofit group looking for a few parents of current Samohi art students to continue its legacy of supporting Visual Arts at SAMO.
  • Help manage SAMO4ART
  • Help support exhibits and Opening Receptions in the Historic Roberts Art Gallery
  • Help manage donations
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Laurie Ann Gutierrez at

Donate to SMAPA Visual Arts

Please consider making a tax deductible donation which will allow us to provide much needed supplies so our students may continue to create amazing works of art! If you want your donation to go to a specific Art Teacher or program, please state this in the check memo line or in the message box via PayPal.

Please makes checks payable to: "SMAPA Visual Arts"
c/o Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90405
Attn: Art Dept, Martin Ledford

SMAPA Visual Arts and SAMO4ART operate through the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID 95-2563339.

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