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The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University

1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086   |    1.408.962.6400

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-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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The Bistro

The Bistro is the student-run dining facility at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California —Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University. The menu is created by chefs and students in the a la carte class, and changes seasonally. Flavor influences come from the students' American Regional, Latin American, World Cuisine, Asian Cuisine, and Classical European Cuisine, and Pastry classes.

As part of our green initiative—we are a Santa Clara County certified Green Business—our menu has been developed under the 150 mile concept: we source our proteins and vegetables from local, sustainable sources located within a 150 mile radius. These items and their sources are identified on the menu.

The Bistro will be closed from June 18, 2015 through July 20, 2015 and reopening for dinner on July 21, 2015 for the Summer quarter. For more information, or to make reservations, please call The Bistro at 408.962.6444.

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High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Kristy Salindo was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category. Huy Hong was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Salindo, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley. Hong, a high school senior, also earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley.

In addition to their tuition scholarships, Salindo and Hong will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where their entries will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Design category, entrants were required to submit three images of original sketches of a summer wear garment. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries



(Sunnyvale, California, January 31, 2014) – This March, The Art Institutes system of schools (“The Art Institutes”) will have more than 50 Art Institutes locations in the United States host What Those Who Teach Can Do, a national collaboration of gallery shows to pay tribute to talented arts educators across the country. In Sunnyvale, The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.

“We’re turning the tables on our educators and focusing on their passions and creativity,” said Charles Restivo, president of The Art Institutes. “The collaboration of galleries is the stage we set to celebrate our teachers’ commitment to preparing our area high school students.”

This year will mark The Art Institutes’ third celebration highlighting educators’ artistic work, commitment and passion. If you’re a high school arts and/or media teacher or know of a teacher that may be interested in submitting their work, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com/ for information about What Those Who Teach Can Do at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley.

Artwork for submission can include, but is not limited to, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, audio/video, design, digital media, film, photography, illustration, culinary images, fiber, and/or fiber arts. There is a limit of one entry per participant, and all art must be exhibition-ready for immediate installation.

This year, anyone can nominate a teacher to submit their work. Once nominated, the nominee will receive an email notifying them of their nomination along with information on how to submit their artwork. Entries are being accepted, and entry deadlines vary by campus.

For all details regarding local gallery receptions, please visit http://aieducators.com/.

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is located at 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Richelle Periandri and Nash Palafox Win Heated Cook-off Competitions at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley Richelle Periandri and Nash Palafox Win Heated Cook-off Competitions at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley

Nine aspiring chefs with a craving for culinary excellence put their kitchen skills to the test as they competed for tuition scholarships on Saturday, March 8, at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University. At the end of the day, two stood triumphant.

Richelle Periandri from Branham High School, San Jose, CA 95124 took a gold medal and first place and Nash Palafox took a silver medal and second in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition for high school seniors.

During the cook-off competition, the finalists were asked to showcase their talent and skill by preparing and serving a two-course meal in just two hours. The meal consisted of an appetizer of Shrimp Cocktail and an entrée of Sautéed Chicken Breast with Creative Garnish, Rice Pilaf and Broccoli Sauté.

Competitors were judged on five technical skills including knife skills, safety, sanitation, organization, cooking techniques, and clean-up, and five qualities of the finished dishes – temperature, taste, texture, portion size and presentation.

Periandri was awarded a $4,000 tuition scholarship and Palafox a $1,000 tuition scholarship to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley. In addition, Periandri will move on to be considered for a Chopped-style cooking competition in New York in April. The winner of that competition will receive a $40,000 tuition scholarship.

Winners’ Quotes:

Richelle Periandri: “In the future I hope to own my own bakery. My favorite thing to prepare [is] cupcakes because there are so many endless ideas that I can experiment with.”

Nash Palafox: “When I was put into foster care, I had to learn to cook for myself. This is when I realized I had a true passion for cooking and eventually started to take over cooking at home and also cooked during holiday meals.”

Cook-off competitions were held at all participating International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes locations across the U.S. and Canada in March. In addition to earning their scholarship awards, all local Best Teen Chef first place winners will have the opportunity to win a trip to New York City for a very special food experience.

For more information, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or contact The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley at 408-962-6400.

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Academic Director Receives Two Appointments by National Interior Design Organizations Academic Director Receives Two Appointments by National Interior Design Organizations
 Luke Kwan, Design Academic Director at The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, has recently been selected for two appointments that will help him shape the careers of young interior designers nationwide.

He was selected as one of the ten 2014 item writers for the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. In this role, he will develop new multiple-choice questions for the NCIDQ Examination as a fair, reliable and valid determination of minimal competence in interior design.

Kwan was also selected to serve as the 2014 Emerging Talent editor for the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Exchange magazine, a quarterly magazine focusing on interior design education. As Emerging Talent editor, he will be focusing on students and working professionals with less than two years of working experience.

For more information on NCIDQ, visit http://www.ncidq.org/, and for more information on IDEC, visit http://www.idec.org/.

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is located at 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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