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about Ms. Julie Stock

I graduated from State University of NY at Stony Brook in 1991 with a double major of Art History and Criticism and Art Studio After several art jobs in my 20's such as jewelry designer, picture framer and designer  ( (also Union Street Graphics, SF), artist assistant (Dian Weeks: , Lynn Hershman Leeson:, and ceramics and metal arts teacher, and, I decided that teaching high school was the career for me. It is challenging but I enjoy working with teens because they are finding direction in life. I am passionate about teaching and doing drawing and art-making. I enjoy doing my own art:  ceramics, photography, drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. I also love spending time with family and friends, home-improvement, sewing, cooking, camping, travel and learning about the natural world. 

Julie Stock

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Winners from the Dr. Martin Luther King Art Contest: What does Beloved Community mean to you?


17th Annual High School Arts Recognition Program.
The 2017 theme is: Illusion/Reality
Exhibit in the San Mateo Public Library for the month of April


Awards Ceremony:  Wednesday April 19, 6:30pm in the Oak Room

Literary and Visual Art Awards will be chosen!

Summer Camps


IDYLLWILD SUMMER ARTS CAMP  If interested, let me know, I can nominate a student for a free scholarship.













Wyland National Art Challenge due Dec. 1

GOOGLE Design contest deadline Dec. 2, 2016

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016.

Design a sock art contest: deadline Sept. 30

Design a sock. Win up to $2000


Solid and flat colors. Up to 6 colors. Unique and original. Not copied. see Judging criteria.

Student Film Competition: Deadline Jan.9, 2017

Student Film Competition: Deadline Jan.9, 2017

SFIOFF Student Film Competition submit entries starting August 1, 2017

Films must be ocean-related and touch upon any of these categories: 

  • Ocean environments    
  • Ocean wildlife
  • Ocean science    
  • Our land-based connections to the ocean
  • Ocean cultures    
  • National Marine Sanctuaries
  • Ocean sports    
  • Ocean industries
  • Ocean history
  • Why we need the ocean

Winning films will be chosen on the basis of creativity and the ability to tell a story that leaves the audience better informed about or moved by the ocean.

Deadline is Jan.9, 2018

Holiday Card Art Contest

Holiday Card Art Contest

Congressional Art Competition for High School Students 2016


The Winner:

Receives airfare to Washington D.C, for a reception with members of Congress. 

Will have their artwork will put on display in the US Capitol Building!


The Top Two runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Congresswoman Speier’s district office.


All work submitted for the contest will be judged by professional artists from the 14th District!


Requirements:  The artist must be a high school student living within the 14th Congressional District;  Art must be two dimensional, no larger than 28 inches wide by 28 inches tall by 4 inches thick when framed, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. It also must be original in concept, design, and execution (it must not violate any U.S. copyright laws). Contestants are limited to one submission.  The winner will be required to frame his or her artwork for display in Washington, DC.


Art entries must be delivered to Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s district office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.

California Coastal Contest due Jan 31

California Coastal Poetry and Art Contest deadline January 31



IN Concert logo and t shirt design

(Annual Contest with deadline in January)


The student(s) with the selected work(s) will receive an honorarium and be recognized at the concert.


The artwork will be for the t-shirt and for the program cover (and potentially posters).  

The FFPA Board and the SMUHSD Music Directors will vote on the art.  The SMUHSD administration will review for appropriateness. 


Text to include in design: In Concert 2016

T-shirt art:  The art will be on the front. The art should be limited to 2 colors (and ultimately separated for

processing).  The t-shirt will be black. The t-shirt company has requested that the ideal art would be in illustrator or vector, but they can use a .jpg.


Program cover:  anything goes here in terms of media. I will need a hi resolution .jpg for printing, but the media options are endless as a scan or a picture of the art will be the "deliverable".   This could be a watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil,

markers, digital art, mixed media, etc, etc, etc,  The possibilities are endless!  The size of the original work is moot, as the .jpg will

be scaled up or down to fit the intended use on the cover, posted on the FFPA website and possibly posters.


Eligible Participants: Current and former students in AP Studio Art who are still in high school in the United States
Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
Award: First place receives $500 and artwork prominently displayed in the Prepárate 10th anniversary brochure
Theme: Academic and Creative Achievements of the Latino Culture

Growing Up Asian In America Art contest deadline March 4, 2016

See me for help if you want to enter this contest. Deadline is March 4th. The theme is GIVE SOMEONE A GOLD MEDAL


Is there someone you look up to, such as a role model? Who is it, and why? What would the honor of the gold medal be for? What does this person do that is extraordinary or special to you? What does giving someone a gold medal mean to you? What would the gold medal look like? What symbols or emblems would be illustrated in the medal, and why are they significant? How would you present your gold medal? 



Contest Guidelines:

Our California Landscape due: April 2017

THEME: OUR CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE (a rich and broad interpretation is desired)
ELIGIBLE: All San Mateo County high school (9-12) students
MEDIA: All media that is two-dimensional (tempera and/or acrylic paint, crayon, ink, colored
pencil, pastel, watercolor, printer’s ink, collage and/or mixed media, etc.)
SIZE: All art work to be created on a surface not smaller than 6” x 9” and not larger than
18” x 24”
MATTING: All artwork is to be matted NO FRAMING: Framed art work will not be accepted.
PERMANENT Art contest winners will have their artwork permanently displayed in the SMCOE gallery.
DATES: All art work is due:  April 2017

Valentines for Vets due 2/8/17

Twenty-seven years ago syndicated newspaper columnist Ann Landers encouraged her readers to send Valentine's 

Day cards to veterans in VA facilities across the United States. Millions of Valentine's Day cards, letters, and 

packages have been delivered to veterans since then. The Valentines for Vets program continues today with 

schoolchildren gathering handmade and store-bought valentines, writing encouraging words, and mailing them. I am 

asking that you and your students join me again for this year's Valentines for Vets event. Last year, with your help, 

we delivered over 7,000 Valentine's Day cards. 

To honor and support our veterans, I will be collecting and delivering Valentine's Day cards to local veterans during 

the holiday period. School teachers can use this activity to educate young people about the importance of honoring 

veterans, especially those who are hospitalized. 

Teachers' schedule 15 minutes in their class to have students write the Valentines, collect them in an envelope, and 

deliver the envelope to the principal's office. I know that our veterans will be delighted to receive handmade 

Valentine's Day cards from your students. Please refrain from using glitter, as some veterans may be allergic. 

There are two ways that you can submit your Valentine's Day cards. They may be sent to my District Office at the 

following address: 

Alternatively, you may send the Valentine's Day cards to me by putting them in the County Office pony to the 

attention of Marco Chavez, Administrator, Board Support and Community Relations at the San Mateo County 

Office of Education. This will allow for quick delivery and eliminate the need for postage. Mr. Chavez will then 

forward them to my office. Please submit your student's Valentines greetings by Monday, February 8th. 

If you would like your Valentine's Day greetings to be picked up by a member of my staff prior to the deadline, 

please contact my Constituent Services Director, Mark Nagales, at (650) 342-0300 or via email at 

I hope I will have the privilege of delivering your students' cards to our nation's veterans. Together, we can make 

their Valentine's Day a little brighter.

Vans Shoe design Deadline April 8, 5 pm

Design 4 pairs of shoes based on art, music, local flavor and action sports (skateboarding, surfing, bmx biking)

50 finalists (top ten per region: Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, California)

top five (one per region)Trip to the Final Event scheduled for mid-June 2016 in Los Angeles/Orange County, California

Finalist prizes: Grand Prize: $50,000 donation by Vans to Finalist high school’s art program

4 Runner-Up Prizes  $4,000 donation by Vans to Finalist high school’s art program. 

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