Student Exhibits

At the end of each school year, students who devote the year to studying fine art with The Marvegos® qualify to exhibit at one of our annual student exhibits in June.

Students who have attended all four sessions of kids’ art during the school year will be invited by email to submit their artwork.

The entire exhibition process of framing, videotaping their thoughts about their art and participating during the exhibit is part of their education in becoming an artist. It can be just as important as making the art itself.

Framing and The Exhibit Process

As with the creation of art, we ask that you include your child actively in the framing process. They made every creative choice to produce their art, they will want to make the choices involved in framing it. Their aesthetics are being developed through this process and, as always, their choices mean something to them. It’s wise to start early in selecting their favorite piece and taking it to be framed. The specific instructions are included in The Student Exhibit Guide.

A few days before the exhibits students are given the opportunity to discuss on video the process of making their art. Some children feel a little discomfort in front of a camera, but they react with pride in their work and warm to the topic of talking about their own art as the interviewer prompts them with questions. Some of their comments reflect how much they derived from taking art lessons.

The Day of the Exhibit

We invite all of our students to come during the day of the exhibit and paint a section of the floor in preparation for the evening. As dusk approaches, we will host an evening reception with all the trimmings of a celebration, from chocolate covered strawberries and cookie treats to sushi and eggrolls. Our exhibits have become events; many are attended by well over 100 students, parents, families and friends.

Exhibit Schedule

San Ramon  Saturday, June 6, 2020
Los Gatos  Sunday, June 7, 2020
San Mateo  Saturday, June 13, 2020
Fremont  Sunday, June 14, 2020

10:30 am – 6:30 pm  Open viewing hours
10:30 am – 5:30 pm  Floor art activity for all children
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm  Special Reception for the artists and families