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Alameda Education Foundation
501(c)(3) non-profit
Tax ID #94-2867769
P.O. Box 1363, Alameda 94501
Tel. 510.337.7189

Visual & Performing Arts

Alameda Education Foundation presents:



a partnership between Alameda public school teachers, school art docents, Alameda Free Library, Rhythmix Cultural Works, and local businesses across the island to showcase visual and literary arts

 Fall 2017 Artist Exhibitions

Displaying Artists

Type of Art

Name of Venue


Encinal Jr. High School. Teachers: Kelly Andrews and Sarah Stickle

Impressionist-inspired art

All Good Living

2332 Alameda Ave.

Franklin Elementary School. Teacher: Derrick Douglas. Art Docents: Danielle Zorn, Lisa Huey and Meghan Lynch Forder.

Jackson Pollack-inspired art

Alameda Art Lab/Artistic Home Studio

1910 Alameda Ave.

Otis Elementary School. Teacher: Erin Ashworth. Art Docents: Sarah Brook and Julienne Alford.

Bug prints

Aphrodite’s Closet

1419 Park St.

Henry Haight Elementary. Teacher: Mary Sullivan. Art Docent: Cherish Portolese.

Dr. Seuss-inspired art

Books Inc.

1344 Park St.

Ruby Bridges Elementary School. Teacher: Julie Kwan.

Monet-inspired art

West End Library

788 Santa Clara Ave.

Wood Jr. Beavers (former Lum students). Teacher: Eva Cohen. Art Docent: Hyunji Lee.

Self-portrait prints

Lilac Dress Boutique

1918 Encinal Ave, ALameda, CA

Alameda Community Learning Center students. Art Teacher: Caroline Stern.



1518 Webster St.

The Academy of Alameda Middle School. Art Teacher: Chris Peterson.

Collage portraits of individuals who have made a difference in this world

Alameda Main Library

1550 Oak St.

Bay Farm Middle School. Teacher: Katie Linderme.

Lunar landscapes inspired by photos taken by the Hubble T elescope

Bay Farm Library

3221 Mecartney Road, Alameda

ASTI’s Fine Arts Club. Club Coordinator: Maddie Aub.

Paintings, watercolors and sketches

West End Library

788 Santa Clara Ave.

Island High School. Art Teacher: Heidi Guibord.


West End Library

788 Santa Clara Ave.

About Art Across the Island

The Alameda Education Foundation’s “Art Across the Island” is an ongoing, revolving showcase of student artwork at venues across Alameda.  Art Across the Island began in 2016 as an ongoing exhibition of student visual and literary art.  As of this fall, art from every Alameda public schools has been on display.

About AEF Visual and Performing Arts support

AEF’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) are a core component of a well-rounded education. The arts are the languages we all speak, no matter our individual differences. Experiencing and creating works of art benefits students in their intellectual, personal, and social development and there is a strong relationship between learning in the arts and academic achievement.

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) supports the arts in many ways. Over the past 30 years, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars via fundraising to generate much-needed funds for music, art and drama in Alameda public schools. We provide grants to VAPA teachers through our Adopt A Classroom program. Our Enrichment classes and camps offer a variety of art, music, drama, and dance classes to hundreds of Alameda school children. We actively pursue a drive to collect used musical instruments for Alameda music programs.  We also support assemblies that expose Alameda students to various forms of performance arts, such as the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s Young People’s Concerts.

AEF Arts is supported by grants from:






AEF is proud to partner with Rhythmix Cultural Works to support arts education for Alameda public school students.



Rhythmix’s Performance, Art & Learning (PAL) program is offered at no cost to schools in Alameda and Oakland. Developed in 2012 in collaboration with the Alameda Unified School District, PAL is a curriculum-based youth arts education program that fosters awareness of world cultures and empowers underserved youth through exposure to educational music and dance assemblies.

By design, PAL presents a cross-section of music and dance traditions from cultures around the world, performed by artists of the highest caliber. The program inspires some students to want to get more deeply involved in the arts and validates others who see themselves reflected in the cultural traditions being performed. Still others develop curiosity about people and places they may not have known about before.