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Art School Visits

All art school visits are in Art 103 during 2nd period. Everyone is welcome with teacher approval.

Thursday September 20 School of the Museum of Fine Arts 2nd period; 5th period

Monday September 24 Cornish College of the Arts 2nd period

Thursday September 27 Maryland Institute College of Art 2nd period

Friday September 28 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2nd period

Monday October 8 California College of the Arts 2nd period

Wednesday October 17 School of Visual Art 2nd period

Thursday October 18 Rhode Island School of Design 2nd period

National Portfolio Days:

Laguna College of Art + Design
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Westin San Diego – Downtown
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Los Angeles
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St #2319, Pasadena
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2019 Scholastic art and Writing Awards2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Calling all teen artists and writers: The time is NOW!
The 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for submissions!

You can start your submission process in three easy steps:
  1. Get the info! Learn how to enter and find your Affiliate Partner for your region's guidelines and deadlines.

  2. Create an account! Once your masterpiece is complete, create your Scholastic Awards account and upload your work. Your account will be your creativity command center!

  3. Submit! Sign your submission form and then mail it off with your submission fee or fee waiver to the address on your form, or upload your signed form to your account and enter your payment information online.

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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