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 (the event that completed America’s dream of manifest destiny.)
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 through art.
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". 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.
We hope that your children will be able to be part of the “My California Heritage” art project. Attached are the guidelines for art entries.
Your friends in the Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association are looking forward to meeting you.
Gerald R. Fecht
My California Heritage Art Project
Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association.
MY CALIFORNIA HERITAGE ART PROJECT
Students may complete one work each based on one of 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 to the California
New Americans from Foreign Lands
Size of Art and Materials
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, watercolor and crayon will be accepted.
Entries Must Have Child’s Name, School, and Teacher/Classroom
All Entries Receive Award Certificate
The Youth Arts and Education Division of the Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs will have certificates for each child-artist who participates.
Grand Prize Award
One winning artwork 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 only and school) on the websites and blogs of both Campo de Cahuenga and The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.
Pickup of Art and Certificates
Art works must be done by students entrees and will available for return after2: 30 pm on the day of the Re-enactment. Work not claimed by 3:00 Will Not Be Returned.
Submission of Entries
Teachers / parents may submit entries by mail beginning:
December 16, 2009 until January 7, 2010
CALIFORNIA ART CONTEST
Campo de Cahuenga
PO BOX 956
North Hollywood, CA 91604
Time of Re-enactment and viewing of Student Art
January 10, 2010
1: pm Re-enactment and art viewing
Location of the Campo
Campo de Cahuenga
3919 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood 91601