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Students Exhibit Artwork at Palm Springs Art Museum

Eight College of the Desert students have been selected to have their artwork shown in the Palm Springs Art Museum. 
The Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program at the museum gives students from the Coachella Valley high schools and COD the opportunity to exhibit their work in the museum. In February all schools were invited to submit up to 25 artworks. This year over 25 students at COD wanted to submit their work. The COD Visual Arts faculty voted on the strongest works to be submitted. The students who were selected to have their artwork on exhibition include: Jose Aviles, Ali Canas, Fabian Goytia, Keanush Hakimian, Salle Kirby, Diana Olvera, David Silva, Enrique Silva.
The museum brings in jurors to narrow the pool to roughly 60 pieces of art that get displayed in the exhibition. The museum also purchases two artworks—one from a high school student and one from a COD student—that get accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection.
An awards ceremony was held Friday announcing the students selected for the exhibition. At the same event other monetary awards from local philanthropists and organizations were presented to the students. The exhibition will be on display until May 18. Also on exhibition, will be past student artworks purchased by the museum in the educational space on the first floor. There you can see artwork from some memorable COD alumni.
The exhibition and awards ceremony for the Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program at the Palm Springs Art Museum (FACAS) has operated for twenty-four years at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  
Here are some of the works selected for the exhibition:
Left: Diana Olvera
I Wonder
Acrylic on wood
Georgia & Jerry Fogelson Purchase Award
Below right: Salle Kirby
The Hood
Acrylic on canvas
Docent Council Award


Below left:  Ali Canas
A Lethal Monster
Wood burning and acrylic
Artist Council Award
Right: David Silva
The Order of the Bards
Acrylic on canvas
Sofia Jones Award

Below: Fabian Goytia
30 Seconds of Cottonwood
In memory of Mauritis Van der Veen Award Goytia.jpg