March 22, 2001
Artist Jose Montoya Honored at Getty Museum
California State University, Sacramento
professor emeritus Jose Montoya will be honored for his contributions
to arts education at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles at 11:30
a.m., on March 26.
Montoya was selected by the California Arts Council as an
"Outstanding Arts Educators of the Year" as part
of the council's "The Year of the Arts - 2001" celebration.
Only 15 people were selected to be honored for their significant
contributions to arts education in California.
Montoya, who was an art professor at CSUS for 27 years, is
a painter, poet and musician. He was recently nominated as
poet laureate of Sacramento. Additionally, he is the founder
of the nationally recognized CSUS Barrio Arts program and
one of the founders of the Rebel Chicano Art Front, also known
as the Royal Chicano Air Force.
Montoya created the CSUS barrio art program in the 1970s to
get the University involved in the community and help future
educators gain practical teaching experience. He also wanted
to introduce college students to people of diverse cultural
For 31 years, barrio art has been taking art education downtown
to the Washington Neighborhood Center and local elementary
schools. In it, CSUS students who plan to become teachers
help coordinate art workshops for schoolchildren as well as
"For more information on Montoya's "Outstanding
Arts Educators of the Year" award call (916) 322-6555.
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