Kudos to Rachel Kim for earning 1st Place in the Irvine Fine Arts High School Art Show!



Whoa! Big CONGRATS!…

To the following FABULOUS Irvine High Artists

Scholastic Art GOLD & SILVER Key Award Recipients:

Hannah Kim, Selene Huang, Halley Chang, Sonia Fereidooni, Kiho Lee, Sunwoo Eom, Jaehee Jeung, Rachel Kim

HONORABLE MENTION: Alex Palakian, Angela park, Richard Zhang

College Visit Reminder

Wed. 2/12

Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles will be in UA12 at lunch to preview portfolios and answer questions and presenting in UA7 during 3A

Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles Rep Visit 2/12

2/12 WED. A-day Portfolio Review during lunch in UA7 & Presentation during 3rd.

Marie Claire Macadar, Admissions Counselor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles will provide a presentation DURING 3A IN UA7 about factors to consider when choosing a college, that touch on Otis specifics as well as some portfolio development tips. The presentation is about 30 minutes long, possibly 40 minutes if allowing time for Q&A.

(PORTFOLIO REVIEW DURING LUNCH IN UA7) Additionally,  students who are starting to pull their portfolios together, I’d be very happy to do some portfolio reviews with students, as a way of giving them fresh feedback and a sense of how to strengthen their portfolios for their applications.

You can see a list of our undergraduate majors here: That can give you a sense of which classes/students would be interested in our various programs; Fine Arts is just the beginning!

…and we’re up and running! (well kinda)

Welcome back Vaqueros! Much is planned and already happening!

  • Art Center College of Design will be coming to provide info about their programs soon. See Mrs. Perales for details
  • The PTSA sponsored Reflections contest is up and rolling. This year’s theme is “Look Within” Get the flyer on Exhibitions/Contacts tab and for more info visit:
  • Lastly, a BIG shout out to our AP Art students… for being HUGELY successful on their AP Studio Art portfolios and APAH exams!

CONGRATS to our AMAZING Art Stars!

The following were works (top 3) selected for the Human Rights Poster contest and  (Bottom) Congressional Art Exhibition with Congresswoman Katie Porter

Mar 28- 2019 at 11-04 AM

Emilia Estrada 2nd Place

Mar 28- 2019 at 11-35 AM

Sonia Fereidooni 3rd Place (tie)


Eiman Leung 3rd TIE (boy)


Mrs. Tucker, Francesca Juarez, Harry He (2nd place Finalist) and Congresswoman Katie Porter

FYI: UCI Summer Camp Scholarship


“Hello arts educators!

We are getting excited for this year’s Summer Academies in the Arts!

Thanks to a gift from the Assistance League of Irvine, we have scholarships to give exclusively to students who live in Irvine or go to school in IUSD, and who demonstrate financial need. Would you please let your students know about the opportunity?

Applications for full scholarships are due April 29th for our Arts camps and May 20th for our Technology camps (see below).

Please let me know if you have any questions, would like more brochures or posters, or if your students have questions. I am happy to help!

Thank you all for the wonderful work that you do!”

Megan M. Belmonte, Director of Outreach Programs, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine

UCI Scholarship App/info