DHS ART StART Kickoff 2016. Get ready to apply to be a part of fantastic ART StART 2017. Participate in professional artist workshops and exhibit your artwork in FAT Village on the Saturday night's February 25th, 2017 downtown Art Walk. The Flagler Arts and Technology district holds last Saturday monthly art walks where artists, galleries, music, food trucks and more come together for a night of great food, art and culture.

GET READY for scholastics Art and Writing 2017

Congratulations to all the 2016 Scholastics winners! Scholastic Art and Writing is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and showcase their work to the world through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Students are allowed the opportunity for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship. Students' submissions are blindly judged by leaders in visual and literary arts. Scholastic Art and Writing is a national competition that chooses the top 1% of the works submitted to attend a ceremony in their honor at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Congratulations to Marcus Pierre Louis for winning a National Silver Medal for his digital work titled "Critter House Creeper".


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Lara Pinheiro

Digital Photography student, Lara Pinheiro,  had many successful experiences at Dillard. A graduate of the class of 2016, Lara won the Parsons Challenge and received a $160,000.00 scholarship (full ride!) to get her BFA in Photography at Parsons New School of Design in New York City. Congratulations Lara!

More accomplishments while in the Digital Art Magnet:                

Received a 5 on her Advanced placement  2D portfolio                

 Scholastics Gold Key                                                                      

 Scholastics National Silver Medal for Photography                       

 Summer Pre-College Scholarship at SMFA                                   

 Broward Art Guild & Florida State Fair Honorable Mentions         

 Second place AP Superintendent's exhibit                     

ArtStART Exhibit

2016 gold keys

Scholastics Gold Key pieces go to New York for NATIONAL  judging. 

Marcu Pierre Louis National Silver Medal Winner

Obstacle 1 | Piero Penizzotto 

Sunrise | Shanoya McNeil 

New Beginning | Darnell Smith

Critter House Creeper | Marcus Pierre-louis 

Silver Keys

Fawna Mariangela Baigorria • Popie Lakasjah Brown • Hiv/Aids Briyana Butler • The Gift Lara Pinheiro • Family Photo Esdras Saint-preux

Honorable Mentions

gl.o Briyana Butler • Glitch [me] Out Briyana Butler • Lucid Leaf Tea Company Briyana Butler • Worker Clonia Charite • Remorse Clonia Charite • Best Behavior Tynesha Duruo • Under the Docks Justin Francis • Sale Megan Lewis • Flower Shanoya McNeil • Neo Gerardo Meza Loa • Key Rudy Norris • The Migration Begins Piero Penizzotto • Paulinho Lara Pinheiro • Invisible Faces Lara Pinheiro • Birdwatcher Sierra Rottman • Phantasmagoric Cesar Valero • Evicted Cesar Valero


Fort Lauderdale – Eleven teenage artists showcased and sold their art on Saturday, Feb. 27 in the FATVillage Art District, thanks to ArtStART 2016, a mentoring program by ceramics artist Cheryl Brown.

“Mentoring students helps to grow the local art culture,” Brown explains. “The best way of keeping young talent in their home communities is to remind them what these communities have to offer. ArtStART 2016 demonstrated that there is a place for student artists in our local art culture, and it teaches them how to secure this place.” 

Get ready to submit an application to be a part of ArtStART 2017. Email cheryl.dawn.brown@gmail.com for your application.

Go to www.facebook.com/events/1039435592775597/?active_tab=posts to see photos from last years exhibit. Learn more at: http://www.fatvillage.com/events/event/artstart-2016-exhibit-mentoring-emerging-teenage-artists/

LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT YEAR OF INSPIRATIONAL FIELD TRIPS! 

See some of our photos from Wynwood Walls, Art Basel, PWC, Boca Museum of Art, and the Perez Museum in Miami.

Masking Tape Mural Created by DIGITAL ART STUDENTS

Using white vinyl tape, students designed and created a non destructive mural in the hallway of Building 8. Briyana Butler came up with the original designs and with the help of Clonia Charite, Gerardo Meza-Loa, Andrew Monoco, Piero Penizzotto, and Lara Pinheiro, they were able to add flair to the High Tech Hallway.



Turn Up Tech Apparel  Briyana Butler, Designer To orders yours, see Ms. Swanson

Turn Up Tech Apparel  Briyana Butler, Designer

To orders yours, see Ms. Swanson


Superintendent’s Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition

The Coral Springs Museum of Art and Broward County Public Schools' exhibition of Advanced Placement studio artwork opening reception is February 1, 2016. Out of 120 submissions, 79 art pieces were accepted. Congratulations Briyana Butler, Clonia Charite, Lara Pinheiro, Esdras Saint-Preux, and Kevin Santana for their selected submissions. Dillard Center for the Arts cleaned house taking first, second and third place.

Memory_Malfunction | Briyana Butler

Invisible Faces | Lara Pinheiro

Laxin | Kevin Santana

Family Photo | Esdras Saint-Preux

Remorse | Clonia Charite


Senior Art Shows

Dillard High School seniors in the Visual Arts Magnet and the Digital Art & Design Magnet have yearly art shows to exhibit their best work. Seniors are in charge of setting up the entire exhibit from invitation design, painting walls, hanging art to setting lights and serving refreshments. As well as gaining gallery exhibition experience, they have the opportunity to sell the work on display to use the profits to help with college expenses. Stay tuned for the 2017 Senior Show announcements.


Scholastic Art and Writing 2015

"Rise and Shine", Lara Pinheiro (left) "Lex and Peri", Brittany Duffy (right)

The Scholastic Art and Writing is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and showcase their work to the world through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Students are allowed the opportunity for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship. Students' submissions are blindly judged by leaders in visual and literary arts. Scholastic Art and Writing is a national competition that chooses the top 1% of the works submitted to attend a ceremony in their honor.

We are pleased to announce that the following students have earned NATIONAL recognition in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. Brittany Duffy and Lara Pinheiro have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. These students have been invited to attend a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 11.

In addition, on June 11, the Empire State Building will be lit in gold to honor Scholastic Art & Writing National Medalists.

Learn more at: http://www.artandwriting.org/


YoungArts

The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists and contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Each year, there are approximately 11,000 applications to YoungArts from 15-18 year old artists, and from these, approximately 700 winners are selected who are eligible to participate in the programs. With the guidance of YoungArts Artistic Advisors, YoungArts provides these emerging artists with life-changing experiences and validation by renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding emerging artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. Brittany Duffy and George Gibbs lll were selected to participate in the week long program in Miami. Brittany and George will also be eligible for scholarships, have access to master classes, and receive a participation award.

Learn more at: http://www.youngarts.org/

George Gibbs (left) and Brittany Duffy (right) attending the 2015 YoungArts Miami Art, Design + Photography Exhibition Opening, Writers’ Readings, Film Screenings & Jazz Combo


RAW Artist

RAW Artist is an independent art organization for natural born artists, for artists, by artists. Their mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. All genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more are welcome. RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, London. Brittany Duffy was recruited by RAW Artist through her Behance page to take part in the Wynwood Art Exhibit. Brittany was interviewed by RAW Artist and the interview is up for viewing on their YouTube page. Kevin Santana and Piero Penizzotto were also a part of their own RAW Artist Showcase. Their show was held at Revolution Live in November of 2015.

Learn more at: http://www.rawartists.org/


Broward College Program Trains Young Artists And Designers

Panels from Josh Cartwright’s black and white storyboard of “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

A new program at Broward College seeks to train the next generation of South Florida artists and designers. The school earned national certification for the Visual Arts and Design Academy – becoming the first community college in the South to have that. Florida’s higher education system has put a focus on training workers for health care and other high-demand fields in recent years. And lawmakers have encouraged school districts to start career-training programs. But the National Endowment for the Arts estimates the arts contribute $500 billion to the nation’s economy each year. And leaders of the Broward College program argue the arts and technology are tied together. 

“People don’t realize the relationship, frequently, between science and art,” said Broward College art professor Leo Stitsky. “If we do away with pure science there would be no computer. If we do away with art there would be no Apple.” Stitsky says most of the students in the Visual Arts and Design Academy are just developing their artistic voice. The students must apply and go through a jury process before they are admitted to the program. Many students are like Josh Cartwright, a student from Dillard’s High Tech Digital Art & Design Magnet. He showed talent, but said he didn’t think of studying art or design until the high school teacher recommended the program. “When I was graduating high school I wasn’t really into art yet,” Cartwright said. “I knew I could draw and do, like, small projects.” Now Cartwright is interested in creating user interfaces and apps for phones, tablets or computers. 

Dillard's Digital Design and Visual Art graduates make up the majority of the student population accepted into the Academy. Kudos to Alyssa Camacho, Piero Penizzotto, Briyana Butler, Rasi Moore, Kendy Calixte, Cesar Valero, Ruth Barotte, Gaby Pabon and many others accepted into this prestigious program.

 


Broward Art Guild Youth Exhibit

The Broward Art Guild is the oldest and largest organization of working artists in Broward County. Formed in the late 1940's, originally as a branch of the American Artists Professional League, the Guild later evolved into an independent, not-for-profit organization. Students were able to enter multiple pieces of their work into the guild.  The exhibit ran from October 1st until October 10th. The reception and award presentation was on Friday, October 10th. 

Broward Art Guild is located at: 3280 NE 32nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Learn more at: http://www.browardartguild.org/about.htm

"Freedom", Esdras Saint-Preux

"Cloud Nine", Idaly Ellis

"Peluca", Kevin Santana

"Tay", Kevin Santana


Digital Art students have been Finalists in the Photographers Forum Annual College & High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. for 6 years in a row. The latest hardcover book, Best of College & High School Photography 2016, publishes the selected work of all winners and finalists. Over 16,600 photographs from students in the U.S., Canada and around the world were judged. Our 2016 Finalists were Briyana Butler and Lara Pinheiro, our 2015 finalist was Brittany Dufy, our 2014 Finalist is Denise Robillard, our 2013 published Finalist was Nedaara Powell and our 2012 published Finalist was Armando Zamora. Armando is currently studying Commercial Photography at Parsons New School of Design in New York City. Enter online: www.pfmagazine.com. Get published and have a chance to win over $5,500.00 in Grants and Camera equipment.

Digital Art students have been Finalists in the Photographers Forum Annual College & High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. for 6 years in a row. The latest hardcover book, Best of College & High School Photography 2016, publishes the selected work of all winners and finalists. Over 16,600 photographs from students in the U.S., Canada and around the world were judged. Our 2016 Finalists were Briyana Butler and Lara Pinheiro, our 2015 finalist was Brittany Dufy, our 2014 Finalist is Denise Robillard, our 2013 published Finalist was Nedaara Powell and our 2012 published Finalist was Armando Zamora. Armando is currently studying Commercial Photography at Parsons New School of Design in New York City. Enter online: www.pfmagazine.com. Get published and have a chance to win over $5,500.00 in Grants and Camera equipment.


Alyssa Camacho, Artist

Community Garden Clean-Up

Green Apple Day of Service is creating a community garden located on Sistrunk Blvd. The garden was started by the Community Adoption Program Inc (C.A.P.), a non-profit organization that has launched the Sistrunk Nutritional and Ornamental Garden. Their goal is to unite residents by cultivating the land and producing nutritious foods.

The project is intended to address hunger and social change by making food available to residents in the community. They also aim to help educate the community on the benefits of organic gardening and nutrition. The garden will allow our youth to learn agriculture and entrepreneurship skills while encouraging the interaction between seniors and youth.

The garden is located at 2224 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.

Learn more at: http://service.mygreenapple.org/


Reading Pays More™ is a nonprofit organization that markets the financial and other rewards of reading, to children and adults. Their mission is to build a culture of reading so that every child is reading and comprehending above their grade level.

Dillard's Hi Tech Digital Art and Design is delighted to announce our involvement in the Reading Pays More summer reading billboard series. Beginning May 28, 2014, and proceeding for three months, a board with three of our students' artwork will be displayed at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and NW 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The designs were created by Stacey Jenkins' students who revolved the designs on the power of reading. Clonia Charite's design will display in June, followed by Briyana Butler's design in July, and finally Kaley Maslan Brown's design will display in August. The student's utilized photographic,  typographic, and design techniques to create their designs. Reading Pays More will be using the artwork of Stacey Jenkins' students' to display for various venues. 

Learn more at: https://www.readingpaysmore.com/


Orchid Garden and Gourmet Food Festival at the Bonnet House

The Bonnet House exhibition was a collection of students artwork from the program inspired by the nature reserve itself. The students were able to artfully photograph portions of the reserve and edit to their liking.

Brittany Duffy (right) won First Place; Alyssa Camacho (left) won People's Choice

"A Fisherman's Heart" by Denise Robillard Though limited in color, this boat house itself was my perspective as a potential escape emotionally and physically for people. Especially for fisherman, boats have always been their way of escaping from the challenges of life itself and giving them the adventures that they will never forget.

"A Fisherman's Heart" by Denise Robillard

Though limited in color, this boat house itself was my perspective as a potential escape emotionally and physically for people. Especially for fisherman, boats have always been their way of escaping from the challenges of life itself and giving them the adventures that they will never forget.

"Personal" by Brittany Duffy

I was already capturing a few swan pictures from afar but I was able to get really close for this shot allowing me to feel like this shoot was "personal". I loved the form of the swan's neck and how he seemed to be looking directly at me.  

"Fountain" by Brittany Duffy

I was already mesmerized by the fountain and how the water splashed upon the spout. I wanted to capture just that aspect of the fountain. Several shots were taken, but this particular image captured the beauty I was seeing best. 

"Chickee Hut" by Alyssa Camacho

What inspired me to capture this photograph was the contrast of the foliage and the Chickee Hut, as well as how the picture was reflected in the water and how well the light and dark of the image complemented each other. The way the Chickee Hut appeared to be cocooned by the surrounding plant life gives it a warm and relax feeling. 

"Contrast" by Brittany Duffy

What inspired me to capture this piece is the beautiful contrast of the three flowering plants. I was able to compile this composition by placing the yellow plant on top of the pink leaf and adding a little more contrast with a touch of a white flower.