Monday, June 1, 2015

Spring Scholarships


Congratulations to the following DATA Digital Imaging seniors for earning $100,000+ in scholarships!

Cruz Moreno
$1,000 Digicom Student Film Festival Scholarship

Bonnie Vo
$2,000 Desert Advertising Federation

Ofelia Salas
$2,500 Desert Advertising Federation

David Vo
$5,000 Georgia Fogelson Scholarship, Palm Springs Art Museum

Jazmine Valles
$5,000 Museum Artist Council Scholarship
$1750 La Quinta Arts Foundation

Kandace Joven
San Francisco Art Institute
$40,000 over 4 years

Robert Stevens
Bethany Lutheran College
$44,000 over 4 years


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Now Showing at UCR

Clockwise from top left: Cruz Moreno, Jazmine Valles, Jetzabel Villaescusa, Mariafernanda Salazar, Ofelia Salas, and Monico Castaneda.

The 2015 PSUSD Showcase Art Exhibit is now on display through June 12th at UC Riverside, Palm Desert. This annual exhibit of the next generation of innovative artists features mixed media, drawing, and ceramics, as well as large photographs from DATA Digital Imaging's top creatives.

Congratulations to the following DI students for being selected
Cruz Moreno
Jazmine Valles
Jetzabel Villaescusa
Mariafernanda Salazar
Ofelia Salas
Monico Castaneda

and special thank you to PSUSD VAPA Coordinator, Louisa Castrodale for curating the show!


Monday, May 11, 2015

25 Years of Fine Arts Creativity

On May 8th, the Palm Springs Art Museum, celebrated Our History: 25 years of the Fine Arts Creativity Awards Program with a retrospective exhibition of the entire college and secondary collection at their Palm Desert gallery. Impressively, Cathedral City High School had the largest portion of the collection with 3 of the 9 from DATA Digital Imaging students. This shows how Di students earn recognition in both CTE and the fine arts!
Brian Evans
Let Me Know
2005

Jessica Smith
White Out
2008


Kimberly Gonzalez
The Birden
2012


You can visit the exhibit now through July 26th 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Digicom 2015



The 2015 Digicom Film Festival raised the roof of the Palm Springs Convention Center this Cinco de Mayo. Not only did DATA students receive over $20,000 in awards, but DATA Di captured the "red carpet" for the sixth year in a row with a mobile studio setup and shot the event with a team of student photographers.

A special treat for Di this year was the recognition of Visiting Side Show, a promo about DATA's studio workshops with renowned local photographers Michael Childers and Taylor Sherrill sponsored by the Digicom Learning Institute.  

A huge congratulations to the to all the award-winning schools and a huge thank you to the Digicom staff and Sponsors, including NBC Universal and private local donors!



Shooting Glo Run


On Saturday, May 2nd in downtown Cathedral City, The Foundation for PSUSD held the first ever Health Glo Run in the Coachella Valley to support classroom grants for arts and technology. DATA students were right in the mix shooting event photography and video, running a black lit photo booth, and earning general community service.

The event, which also included a health fair in partnership with CCHS's HEAL Academy, was a huge success and enjoyed by the greater Palm Springs Unified School District community.