Current Exhibitions

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Under current state guidelines, indoor galleries can re-open. Please contact the Irvine Fine Arts Center at 949-724-6880 or email fineartscustomerservice@cityofirvine.org to arrange your exhibition viewing appointment. Appointment information can be found at irvinefinearts.org/appointment. Modified recreational programming will be available to the community, and is available for registration at yourirvine.org

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2021 HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
April 12–May 14
Guest Juror Virginia Broersma

View the High School Art Exhibition Online

View the High School Art Exhibition Catalog

An annual exhibition that highlights and supports the city’s youngest creatives, this year’s High School Art Exhibition has been adapted to a virtual format and will be presented entirely online at irvinefinearts.org. Artworks featured in this year’s exhibit include drawings, painting, ceramics, digital media works, and illustrations. 

Participating schools in this year’s exhibition include Arnold O. Beckman High School, Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine High School, Portola High School, University High School, and Woodbridge High School.

This year’s exhibition is guest juried by Virginia Broersma, a Los Angeles-based artist whose engagement with the art community involves curating, writing, collaborative projects, public art, and organizing support for artists, along with her studio practice. She has exhibited at museums, galleries, and alternative spaces in Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, and Chicago, among other U.S. and international cities.

View online exhibition here.

Exhibition Winners

Congratulations to this year's High School Art Exhibition winners!

  • First Place: Molly McNulty, Drown It Out, 2020, photography, 12 x 8 in., Crean Lutheran High School
  • Second Place: Elliot Welsh, Til Death Do Us Part, 2020, digital media, University High School
  • Third Place: Sunwoo Eom, Separate Collection, 2020, pastel, 25 x 18 in., Irvine High School
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Alyssa Fukumoto, A Trip to Venice, 2020, ink, 11 x 17 in., Beckman High School
    • Grace Hong Illuminating, 2020 acrylic and thread, 18 x 24 in., Portola High School
Image caption:
Eric Liu, Sprout Mask, 2020
Digital illustration

 


 

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information on our exhibitions, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.