Supporting Art in Education through Orange County’s Junior Art Exhibit

St Basils in Color by Nora DeVente, Grade 8

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters events in Southern California for the TreeHouse Arts site. What I didn’t mention then was the Junior Art Exhibit that is also a part of their summer show.

Since 1947, the Junior Art Exhibit has included select art from over 300 Orange County students between the ages of Kindergarten to grade 12. The exhibit is impressive not only in the budding artistic abilities it portrays, but also because it calls attention to one of my passions: the importance of continuing art education in our school systems.

Take a look over some of the below works from California’s upcoming artistic major-leaguers and tell me if you’re as impressed and excited as I am about all of the talent coming from our future generations.

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Art for a Cause


Calling all artists! If you’re looking for opportunities to share your art with the world while also giving back, do your part to help end homelessness by submitting your work to the 2017 HomeAid Orange County Art Exhibition.

The 2017 HomeAid Orange County Art Exhibition is a two-day show featuring works created by the artists, creatives and makers who have day jobs in the real estate development industry. All proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to HomeAid Orange County, a non-profit organization with the mission to end homelessness.


Who can exhibit art?

  • Any artist over the age of 18 can participate, but if we run short on exhibition space, preference will be provided to the artists with a connection to the real estate development industry
  • Also, artists must be willing to put up their work for sale

Why participate?

  • Not to mention that proceeds from the sale of art will go directly to HomeAid, a non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness
  • Your work will be exposed to the entire real estate development community in Orange County

Where and when will the exhibition take place?

  • The exhibition will be held at the brand new HomeAid CareCenter in Orange, California
  • We hope to have the exhibition on Friday, July 14th through Saturday, July 15th, but these dates are subject to change based upon construction progress
  • A hosted evening reception will be held on July 14th for artists, their co-workers, friends and family

Is the exhibition juried; will there be awards?

  • Yes, the exhibition will be juried and there will be awards, prizes and recognition

I’m in, how do I sign up?

  • You must create a profile and upload images of your work on There is no cost to setup a profile
  • There is an entry fee of $30.00 which will go towards the expense of using the CaFE website and setup for the gallery
  • If you are donating art to HomeAid, please use the coupon code DONATEDART in order to waive your entry fee when you upload your work to the site

It seems like this email is missing a lot of details, isn’t there more information that I need to know?