On behalf of the Brentwood Art Society and Brentwood Union School District, we are proud to say that the ninth annual Community Student Art Show was a big success. From May 21-26, over 120 pieces of art by Brentwood Union SD students from kindergarten through eighth grade were proudly displayed at Sunset Plaza.
We would like to express our gratitude for the contributions and countless volunteer hours of the Brentwood community that helped to make the 2011 Student Art Show such a hit. Thank you to the judges: Maria Leyva, Trisha Padama and Nancy Roberts, who selected the Best of Show and the first-, second- and third-place winners for each grade level.
A special thank-you to the following businesses for their support and generous contributions: Larry and Bobbi Jackson of Sunset Plaza for donating and preparing the space for the Art Show; CR Framing for donating framing for the Best of Show and first-place student winners and for donating matting for the second- and third-place student winners; and Loards’ Ice Cream and Subway Sandwiches for providing treats to our students with artwork exhibited.
We’d like to give special acknowledgement to each school’s Art Show Leads, who organized the collecting, framing and transporting all the wonderful artwork to the Student Art Show and after the show returning the artwork back to the proud artists: Amy Aardzrooni and Erin Thayer for Garin Elementary, Heather Sexton for Pioneer Elementary, Christine Cook for Krey Elementary, Lisa McLaughlin for Edna Hill Middle School, Marisa Castaldini for Ron Nunn Elementary, Erin Roberts for Loma Vista Elementary, Annette Alvarez for Marsh Creek Elementary, Jody Moody for Adams Middle School, Lisa Slay for Bristow Middle School, and Isabel Martinez for Brentwood Elementary.
Lastly, we’d like to express our appreciation for the help of over 200 parents and community members who volunteered as art docents to bring art to the elementary classrooms throughout the district. Thank you all! Our art docent program can always use more hands, so if you would be interested in joining this group committed to arts for our students, contact a school near you.
Michael Bowen, Director, Curriculum & Instruction – Brentwood Union SD
Mary Black, Brentwood Art Society Board