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

Jessica Smith
White Out

Kimberly Gonzalez
The Birden

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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


1st Place Photography
Mariafernanda Salzar

On Saturday, May 2nd, Digital Arts Technology Academy students were honored at the Mary Pickford Theater for their creative talents as part of the first ever DATA film and photography showing. The   event was put on by the generosity of the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and included guest filmmakers and an artist's reception on the theater mezzanine. 

2nd Place Photography
Cruz Moreno

3rd Place Photography
Jazmine Valles

Honorable Mentions
David Vo
Reesha Jesse
Rebecca Monay


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sideshow Hits SoCal Festivals

Visiting Sideshow, the documentary about DATA's day-long workshop with professional photographers Michael Childers and Taylor Sherrill, was selected as official entries to the 2015 SoCal Student Film Festival held on May 2nd in Irvine, CA and the California Student Media Festival June 6th in Hollywood.

Congratulations to DATA students 
Donielle Gerrell, Monico Castaneda, and Adrian Fernandez 
for an amazing job well done!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Art is Happening!

The Indian Wells Arts Festival continues to be an awesome venue in multiple ways. Not only is it a great 3 day event for the public to interact with artists from all over California, but it provides DATA students a fish bowl environment to practice their camera and interpersonal skills in.

During spring break 2015, DATA photography and video students continued to run a photo booth in partnership with Hot Purple Energy, shot the event as official photographers, and shadowed local pro Greg Peterson.