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Friday, October 2, 2009

ATTENTION TEACHERS AND PARENTS - SPECIAL CAMPO DE CAHUENGA ART CONTEST COMING

Dear Educators and Arts Administrators,

On Sunday, January 10th, 2010, the Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association will once again host the exciting Re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga. This year, the Association will expand the event’s already fascinating activities to include the opportunity for school children to celebrate their California historical heritage.

Open to:
Elementary age children (grades 3 though 6) from public and private schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, Los Angeles Children’s Art Centers, and community arts programs are invited to share works of art on paper, on the theme of “My California Heritage”. Home schooled children are also eligible to participate.

The children’s art will be on display on the day of the Re-enactment (which features: Mexican and Colonial California dancing, elaborate costumes, a very loud cannon, bands, and a famous Ranchero Taco Bar. Visitors are encouraged to wear “Rancho” era costumes.

The Youth Arts and Education Division of the Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs will have certificates for each child-artist who participates.

Students may complete one work each based on the following themes related to the history and culture of California.
The Era of historical Native Americans
The Era of Spanish and Mexican Ranchos
The Era of American Pioneers
Arrival of 20th Century Immigrants
New Americans from Foreign Lands

Student entries should be no smaller than a standard sheet of paper ( 8.5 by 11) and no larger than 12 by 18 inches. Works in pencil, colored pencil, marking pen, school paints, water color and crayon will be accepted.

All entries must be student work.
On the back: First and last name of student, School, Teacher/Classroom

The winning art work will be professionally framed and placed on display inside the historic Campo de Cahuenga for a year. The winning student and his/her caregivers will receive a free year’s membership in the Campo.
Student works will be featured throughout 2010 (by first name and school) on the websites and blogs of both Campo de Cahuenga and The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.
http://www.campodecahuenga.com/

All other works will available for return after2:30 pm on the day of the Re-enactment. Works left after this time will not be returned.

Teachers may submit entries by mail beginning: December 11, 2009 until January 7, 2010
CALIFORNIA ART CONTEST
PO BOX 956
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Sunday
Starting at 1 p.m.
ANNUAL RE-ENACTMENT
OF THE TREATY OF CAHUENGA SIGNING

Celebrate the 163rd anniversary of the historic signing
at the Campo de Cahuenga
3919 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood 91601
Free

Where California became part of the United States of America (right here in the San Fernando Valley).

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