Laguna Beach Festival of Arts honors young artists at Junior Art Award Ceremony on Sunday, Aug 12 

A jury made up of Mark Porterfield, Steve Chadma, Emma Patton, Pat Sparkuhl and Stephanie Cunningham selected 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the more than 300 Orange County students’ work of art on display in the Festival’s Junior Art Exhibit. sponsored by CalFirst National Bank and Mark Porterfield of Laguna Beach. The entries came from pre-kindergarten age through high school seniors. The winners will be acknowledged at the Junior Art Award Ceremony on Sunday, Aug 12 from 11 a.m. until noon at the FOA. 

Since its inception in 1947, the Junior Art Exhibit has come to be regarded as one of the highlights of the summer show. Selected by art authorities from thousands of submissions representing schools throughout Orange County, works by over 300 students (PK-12) are on display in the Junior Art Gallery. 

Laguna Beach award group

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Previous Junior Art Award winners 

The exhibit has become not only a showcase for new generations of young Orange County student artists, but also a vivid testimonial to the value and importance of continuing arts education in our school systems.

The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by Southern California Acura Dealers, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5, Pavilions and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

Festival of Arts Fine Art Show tickets will grant free admission to the Junior Art Award Ceremony. 

FOA is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, (949) 464-4282