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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, April 30, 2013

13th Annual VADA Spring Show Press Release

The Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) at Santa Barbara High School presents their 13th Annual Spring Show and Reception Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00-8:00pm at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House, located at 1600 Santa Barbara Street in downtown Santa Barbara.


The VADA Spring Show will feature original artwork and design projects from over 150 students in their Sophomore, Junior and Senior years at Santa Barbara High School’s Visual Arts & Design Academy. Artwork will be on view from May 2nd through May 5th, 2013. Artwork mediums on display will include oil and acrylic paintings, fashion illustrations and digital photography, drawings, sculptures, and more.

VADA offers high school students who are passionate about art and design a more relevant high school experience. VADA uses art as a catalyst for academic engagement, to cultivate creativity and prepare students for college and career. VADA is a unique “school-within-a-school” that integrates rigorous academic coursework with project-based, career-focused art and design instruction in a supportive and creative environment.

VADA has been a California Partnership Academy since 1999, and is funded in equal parts by the California Department of Education, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and local businesses, non-profit organizations and individual donors.

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