County of Santa Clara Celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year with Exhibition of Students’ Painting

The Year of the Rat Poster Exhibition to be Unveiled February 5


The County of Santa Clara, CA, USA/Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commission is hosting a painting exhibition to celebrate the 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year, including an opening ceremony and student awards presentation on February 5. The posters, created by the students from the Association of Northern California Chinese Schools (ANCCS), vividly portray Lunar New Year festivities. Students learn about the Lunar New Year tradition by creating artwork based on the animal of the coming New Year: 2020 is the year of the rat. 

The winning paintings of the Association of Northern California Chinese Schools’ Annual Painting Contest will be displayed in the breezeway of the County of Santa Clara Government Center, from February 5 to February 14. 


Dave Cortese, Board of Supervisors, County of Santa Clara 

Joseph Ma, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office San Francisco

Kimberly Faraday, Chairperson, Santa Clara County, CA, USA /Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commission 

Sandra Su, President of the Association of Northern California Chinese Schools 

County of Santa Clara, CA, USA /Hsinchu County, Taiwan Sister County Commissioners 

Poster Contest Winners – 18 students from 1st through 12th grade


Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony and Student Awards Presentation


County of Santa Clara Government Center breezeway, First Floor

70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110


The annual painting exhibition offers an opportunity to acknowledge the talent of youngsters welcoming the 2020 Chinese Lunar New Year. The exhibition and contest, an annual tradition since 2012, also highlights and recognizes cultural diversity in Santa Clara County.  

About the Commission: 

The Santa Clara County/Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Republic of China Sister County Commission is committed to fostering artistic, commercial, cultural, educational, and technological exchange and understanding between the people and governments of Santa Clara County and Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Republic of China.  All commissioners are non-paid volunteers and the commission is entirely self-supporting and fulfills its mission through fundraising, volunteerism and donations.  

Photo Opportunities:

Student poster, one-on-one interviews, awards presentation to students.        


About the County of Santa Clara, California

The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, the sixth largest county in California. With a $8.17 billion budget, more than 70 agencies/departments and nearly 22,000 employees, the County of Santa Clara plans for the needs of a dynamic community, offers quality services, and promotes a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. The County provides essential services, including public health and environmental protection; behavioral health and medical services through the County of Santa Clara Health System including Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (Hospital and Clinics), O’Connor Hospital and Saint Louise Regional Hospital; child and adult protection services; homelessness prevention and solutions; roads, parks and libraries; emergency response to disasters; protection of minority communities and those under threat; access to a fair criminal justice system, and scores of other services, particularly for those members of our community in the greatest need.

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Media Contact:  María Leticia Gómez / Laurel Anderson, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119.

Posted: February 4, 2020. 


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