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BIG ART SHOW | March 22, 23, 24, 28 & 30

Visit our 3rd annual BIG ART SHOW at Piedmont Center for the Arts . 801 Magnolia Avenue . map

Come support our talented students and community artists by purchasing beautiful art, while raising vital funds to provide arts education in the Piedmont Unified School.

  • ART may be purchased on the spot and online.

  • ONLINE ART is available for purchase at your conveniece!

  • CERAMIC FLOWERS on sale during gallery hours for $25 each!

  • See upcoming ART EVENTS during gallery hours {schedule below).

UPCOMING GALLERY HOURS + ART EVENTS :

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ART EVENT | QUILTING | Fri, March 22 | 3 - 5pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts . 801 Magnolia Avenue . map

A special display of quilts has been organized by quilter and artist Amanda Ward of Gypsy Moon Quilts. Amanda will demonstrate English Paper Piecing. We encourage enthusiasts of quilts, knitting, crocheting, and sewing to bring your creations to share. Let’s see your creations!!

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ART EVENT | MARVEL COMICS ILLUSTRATOR YANCEY LABAT @ 1pm | Sat, March 23 | 12 - 3pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts . 801 Magnolia Avenue . map

Come learn the process of creating comic books from concept to print at 1pm. Illustrator Yancey Labat will cover character creation and effective visual storytelling. He’ll share how he created his latest books, DC Superhero Girls. Kids will have a chance to make their own comics. 

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ART EVENT | WATERCOLORS & COLLAGE | Sun, March 24 | 12- 3pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts . 801 Magnolia Avenue . map

Christiana Reining, Lunchtime Art Teacher at Wildwood, will lead a fun watercolor and collage projects that will be cut and dry!

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ART EVENT | STUDENT FILM VIEWING | Thu, March 28 | 3 - 5pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts . 801 Magnolia Avenue . map

Piedmont Middle School teachers Anne Smith and John White have selected a set of student films that will have a special showing at this gallery session. Screening begins at 3:30pm, so grab a seat and see them before they are famous.

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ART EVENT | CLOSING CONCERT @ 1pm | Sat, March 30 | 12 - 3pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts . 801 Magnolia Avenue . map

As a closing event to the Big Art Show, there will be a Student Concert at 1pm. Come hear musically talented youth at an intimate venue and celebrate the visual and performing arts with us.

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MAKER’S FAIRE - ARTCADE | Sun, April 28 | 9 - 3pm

Join us at annual Piedmont Maker’s Faire at PAF Artcade booths. There will be fun art and music activities for everyone at Beach Elementary School, Sunday, April 28th, 9-3pm.


 

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The BIG ART SHOW Opening Reception

Sat, March 16 | 6 - 8 pm | Piedmont Center for the Arts

After the Piedmont’s Got Talent performance (see below), the crowd headed to the Big Art Show Opening Reception for a festive party at Piedmont Center for the Arts. With over sixty works of art displayed by 27 artists, the juried Big Art Show is the main fundraising event for Piedmont Arts Fund. Artists receive 50% of the proceeds from their art that is sold and the other half directly supports performing and visual arts in Piedmont schools. Siobhan Hughs, art show chair, is very happy with the breadth of 2D and 3D art submitted, including photography, wooden vessels, and ceramic pieces. Stacey Isaacs of Compass Realty donated wine and Montgomery Flowers, Eva Liang and Rick Wu provided flower arrangements at the Big Art Show.

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Congratulations

to all performers at Piedmont’s Got Talent!

Sat, March 16 | 4:30 - 6pm | Veteran’s Hall

Prize Winners:

Grand Prize (Pixar Tour for 8 people compliments of Jenni Tsoi, Wildwood mom and spouse of PMS PE Teacher Craig Best): Evelina Mitchell (8th grade); Piano and Voice Ireland from the Broadway Musical “Legally Blonde”, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin

1st place ($100 cash): Samantha Cheunkarndee (6th grade), Kevin Humphreys, Katherine Graham, Grady O'Gara; Classical Quartet String Quartet in C Major "Emperor" Op. 76 No. 3 II. Poco Adagio Cantabile by Joseph Haydn

2nd place ($50 cash): Sophie Eng (10th grade); and 9th graders Caroline Collins, Sophia Hiestand, Maya Kumar, Cece Johnson, Maggie Sullivan, and Klaire Cherryhomes; Ballet Moonlit, Music: Caribbean Blue by Enya

Thank you to all our Judges:

Jonathan Ring (San Francisco Symphony), Emily Keyishian (Actress), Keri Elmquist (Actress and Artist), and Rosemary Orozco (Channel 2 Weather).

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All Participants: Front row, sitting (l to r): Giselle Bahri Tindall, Michael Peng, Benjamin Sachs, Jackson Lommen, Owen Blanford, Torsten Olsen, Gianluca Bini; Middle row, kneeling (l to r): Miles Antaya, Charlotte Lichens, Gabrielle Garcia, Natalie Lim, Sophie Eng, Maggie Sullivan, Caroline Collins, Sophia Hiestand, Klaire Cherryhomes; Back row, standing (l to r): Kevin Humphreys, Grady O'Gara, Samantha Cheunkarndee, Blaise Harrison, Audrey La Jeunesse, Alfonso Hollingsworth, Caitlin Boothby, Jackson Thornborrow, Caitlin Gong, Ella Vo, Evelina Mitchell (missing Katherine Graham, Vivian Hung, Erin Sturdivant).


 

Piedmont Arts Fund Grants $65,000 to Piedmont Schools

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January, 2019

The Piedmont Arts Fund, formerly PAINTS (Promote Arts In The Schools) and CHIME and partners with PEF, presented the Piedmont Unified School Board with a check for $65,000 in grants to Piedmont Unified School District (PUSD) for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Piedmont Arts Fund relies on donations through the Piedmont Store and through special events like the Big Art Show in March to support art education in all of the schools in the Piedmont Unified School District.

The grant presented supports art for K-12 students including supplies, music instruction, integrated art, lunchtime art, 2D and 3D art, ceramics, photography, graphic design, band, orchestra, acapella, choir, theater, dance, poetry, film and art books in the libraries. The breadth and depth of these offerings would be impossible to maintain without parent and community support.

The Big Art Show at the Piedmont Center for the Arts is open between March 16 and March 30th, 2019 with proceeds supporting the Arts throughout the Piedmont Unified School District.


 

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UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS

Apr 9 , May 7 | 9am

Attend our Board meetings on 2/12, 4/9, 5/7 at the Piedmont Education Foundation Office (next to Veterans Hall). map.

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

PAF is looking for volunteers to help with Spring 2019 activities:- e.g. The Big Art Show Art Events (see gallery schedule), and the Maker Faire ArtCade.

If interested, please sign up > HERE!

We are also looking for members to join our Committee.  If you or your children have an interest in music or the arts and want to get involved in PAF, please take a look around this site, and join us for our next meeting at the Piedmont Education Foundation Office. map