Deadline for entries for the Big Art Show is February 9th, 2018

Our Call for Art is open through February 9th, 2018. We are looking for 2D and 3D artwork and jewelry entries for a juried art show. Half the proceeds from the sale of art will go directly to funding art education through PAINTS and the other half to the artist. Who are artists that you would like to encourage to apply? Professional artists, amateur artists, middle school and high school students are all encouraged to enter The Big Art Show. (Elementary students have one more week to go – entries are collected in school offices by the end of Open House on February 15th, 2018)  Enter Now!

See the Call for Art featured in the East Bay Times!

Big Art Show + pARTy

BIG Art Show: March 2 – 10, 2018
BIG Art pARTy:  March 10, 2018, 5 – 8pm
@ Piedmont Center for the Arts

>> Buy your tickets HERE <<

PAINTS is calling all artists with a connection to the Piedmont community, and those who support art education in the public school district to enter the Call for Art for the Big Art Show (entry deadline: Feb. 9, 2018). There is also a Call for Kids Art due February 15th, 2018 before the end of Open House at the elementary schools. All proceeds from the Big Art Show will directly support art education in the public school district. The Art Show will end with the annual PAINTS Fundraiser – the Big Art pARTy.

Ceramic Flower Making

Come Make Some Ceramic Flowers February 9th, 2018

Ceramic Flowers are a tradition carried over from the Bird House Gala. Students and members of our community get together to make these flowers. Come get your hands in the clay with Middle School Art Teacher Hannah Bjork and Beach Elementary Art Teacher Katherine Thompson. Both of these sessions are held in the Piedmont MIddle School Art Room (Room 122). No need to sign up, just show up! We need your help!

Ceramic Flower Making:  Friday Febrary 9th 3:30-5:30pm

Ceramic Flower Glazing: Friday March 2nd 3:30-5:30pm

Paints Awards $ 36,200 in Grants to PUSD

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Thanks to all of your support, we presented a $36,200 check to Piedmont Unified School District for the 2017-218 academic year to support arts education. We donated $20,968 in Art Program Grants based upon $8 per student for art supplies for all students in grades TK-12.  We also gave $500 to each library to purchase art-related books, funded $6000 in elementary school lunchtime art, provided $750 for art shows and events, and awarded 11 special project grants for classrooms and clubs throughout the district. Congratulations to our grant recipients!

PAINTS is grateful to Piedmont Makers, Piedmont Middle School Parents Club, Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) and Piedmont Asian American Club (PAAC) for partnering in the awarding of grants this year.  A sincere thank you to Dr. Cheryl Wozniak, Director of Curriculum and Instructions, and the school principals for collaborating with us to ensure that requested funds match curriculum needs. Much gratitude to PUSD Administrative Assistant Mary Leon for helping PAINTS administer and track all grants.


PAINTS currently has 162 members and $10,850 in donations through the Piedmont Store.  As our goal is to grant as much money as we raise the previous year, we encourage each of you to spread the word and ask your friends to join and donate to PAINTS.  Since donations during registration are down 50% over the past two years, we are looking for corporate sponsors to help fund arts education in our schools.  We have heard from all principals that, with successful integration of arts into the TK-12 curriculum, there is an immediate and ongoing need for arts supplies and materials for all classrooms.

Graffiti pARTy with David Cho

Nothing but canvasses were spray painted by student artists at the Graffiti pARTy on Friday April 28th with David “Hyde” Cho. Students produced a group piece that will be auctioned at the PAINTS Big Art pARTy on May 12th at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. david cho (Photo by Becky Swain)

Karen Stanton comments in the Piedmont Post

Published on April 12, 2017

Events have life spans just like anything, and it’s time for the beloved PAINTS Bird House Gala & Auction to be officially put out to pasture. After sixteen years of birdhouses, a new, young enthusiastic group of art-loving PAINTS board members will launch a new art education fundraising event called The Big pARTy on May 12th 5-7pm at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. You will see more on that event in future issues of the POST. Continue reading