The Student Art Fund makes monetary grants to teachers for unique art related projects that would not be attempted without additional support. Learn more.
Providing support, opportunity, and encouragement to help young artists in public junior high and high schools discover their potential.
Santa Barbara Art Association
We supplement art supplies in more than ninety art classrooms in the greater Santa Barbara area.
“Thank you for doing this for us. We really could not provide quality programs otherwise.” —Art Teacher, Santa Barbara High School
We fund event transportation for art students.
“Thank you so much for Portfolio Day! It was a lot of fun, really helpful and a great experience.” — Anna, High School Student
We sponsor student art shows.
Grandparent Portrait Shows
Online Art Shows:
Junior High Art Show
We provide support for individual art students and art teacher projects of merit.
“Thank you so much for your generosity and vision in helping these young people develop their visual skills…” — Art Teacher, Dos Pueblos High School
Student Art Exhibitions
The Student Art Fund’s newest student art exhibit, the Drawing Show, features drawings by high school students in the Tri-Cities area. The works are selected by local art teachers and independently judged. The winning artwork is posted on this website, and exhibited as a traveling show that will circulate among local high schools in April, 2014.
The next Grandparent Portrait Show will be held in the Spring of 2015.
What others say about us
The kids are so proud of their work being online. It’s a great way to show relatives, who may not be here, their work, and it’s so much fun for everyone to see what other schools are up to!
Last year the Student Art Fund made it possible for all my students to paint on canvas for the first time. You have already made a difference for students with your contribution.
Our visit to Otis Art Institute for Portfolio Day was fun and inspiring. It definitely changed the way I look at art. We are so grateful to you for making this possible.
Impressive! So much talent in our community from our youth showing their love for their elders. Kudos all!