108 Students Honored at Congressional High School Art Competition

May 10, 2017 Issues: Education
The Grand Prize winner, “Innocence” by Davis Senior High School Student Alison Rubin.
108 Students Honored at Congressional High School Art Competition

DAVIS, CA – Yesterday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Davis, Fairfield, Yuba City, CA) hosted his annual Congressional High School Art Competition, featuring the works of 108 students throughout the 3rd Congressional District. The event, held at the Pence Gallery in Davis, celebrated the remarkable talents of young artists in our region and the teachers, parents, and mentors who encourage them. The 108 pieces submitted set a new record for Congressman Garamendi’s district, making this year’s contest the most competitive yet. A panel of independent judges representing art agencies throughout the 3rd District determined the winners.

This year’s first place winner was Alison Rubin, a junior at Davis Senior High School, for her piece, “Innocence.” Alison’s work will be featured at an exhibit at the U.S. Capitol for a year, and she won a pair of plane tickets to travel to Washington, DC to attend a ceremony with the winners from Congressional districts across the country.

This year’s second place winner was Amy Fang, a senior at Davis Senior High School, for her piece, “For the Time Being.” Amy’s work will be featured in the Congressman’s Washington, DC for a year.

 “I’m always impressed by the quality of art that we receive every year, but 3rd District students really outdid themselves this year. With 108 pieces submitted, we shattered our previous record. Congratulations to Alison Rubin, Amy Fang, and all of the winners,” Congressman Garamendi said.

He added, “This competition is a team effort. Our panel of independent judges performed an impossible task in narrowing down the winners. My staff spent many hours making this a success. Teachers, parents, and mentors worked behind the scenes to offer encouragement, advice, and inspiration. And most importantly, 108 students knew they were artists and photographers with something important to say. To have your work displayed at a gallery with as much prestige as the Pence Gallery is an incredible honor. By week’s end, hundreds of your neighbors will see have seen your work, and it will remain on our online gallery for years to come. Congratulations to everyone who stepped up in this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition.”

A complete list of winners and submissions is below. An online gallery of all submissions is available on the Congressman’s Flickr page. Members of the public can also see almost all of the works at the Pence Gallery, located at 212 D Street in Davis, now through the 2nd Friday ArtAbout Walk on May 12th. The gallery will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm during the ArtAbout with free admission.

First Place

Alison Rubin, Innocence, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Second Place

Amy Fang, For the Time Being, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Lake County Award

Catherine Oswalt, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Solano County Award

Jessica Chavez, The Path, Public Safety Academy in Fairfield, 11th Grade

Sutter County Award

Dawn Marie McIlwain, Butterfly Kisses, Sutter Union High School, 10th Grade

Yolo County Award

Grace Hickerson, Strawberry, CA, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Honorable Mentions (Group Photo)

Emma Anderson, Will O' the Wisp, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Amy Ding, Oh!!!? AMERICAN DREAM, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Jordan Hayakawa, Dreamer, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Katrina Sturm, Gender Is, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Arman Vaziri, Endless Road, Woodland High School, 12th Grade

All Submissions

Audrey Adamchak, Lonely Sparrow, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Emma Anderson, Will O' the Wisp, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Evelyn   Andrews, Keep It Simple, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Carlos Avelar, Orange Abstraction: Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 11th Grade

Daisy Ayala, Life Under Water, Pioneer High School, 10th Grade

Esther Bikoba, Weary, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Marlena Billings, The Golden Hour, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Hannah Bufford, Sick of Flowers, Sutter Union High School, 10th Grade

Sidra Bugsch, Fly, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Sarah Carney, Atop Nidaros Cathedralm, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Brynn Casey, Buttons, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Savannah Castillo, Alley Way: Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Jessica Chavez, The Path, Public Safety Academy in Fairfield, 11th Grade

Garrett Chernoh, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Bethany Clinkenbeard, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Sutter Union High School, 12th Grade

Emily Cruz, Hernandez, Dancer Tilted, Pioneer High School, 9th Grade

Binisha Dahal, Astronaut, Pioneer High School, 11th Grade

Michael Dale, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Mia Darwazeh, All the Things, Sutter Union High School, 11th Grade

Jada Davis, Untitled, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Shanaijah Davison, Flower, Pioneer High School, 12th Grade

Sofia de la Peña, Lucid, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Alexandra Diamant, Untitled, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Amy Ding, Oh!!!? AMERICAN DREAM, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Emi Eckey, The Theatre, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Megan  Erickson, Effect of Color, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Amy Fang, For the Time Being, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Isabelle Farrand, Through the Glimpse of a Human Eye, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Hava Feder, Untitled, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Daniel Fineberg, Monkey, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Abigail Fisk, Reflection, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Jaden Fix, Damn Daniel, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Madison Fletcher, Clayton Fire, Pink Rains: Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Clara Garay, Darling, I Love You, Da Vinci Charter Academy, 12th Grade

Lesley Garcia, Candy, Pioneer High School, 10th Grade

Brian George, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Russell  Graf, Hollow Liberty, Sutter Union High School, 11th Grade

Chella Grattet, Henna Enjoying Spring, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Sophie Han, Untitled, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Jordan Hayakawa, Dreamer, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

John Henderson, Sunset on Road 17, Da Vinci Charter Academy 11th Grade

Juan Montoya Hernandez, Lone Wolf Woodland High School, 12th Grade

Grace Hickerson, Strawberry, CA, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Haley Holland, Fishin' Dock, Sutter Union High School, 9th Grade

Lisa Howard, A Closer Look, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Emily Hughes, Christmas Day, Sutter Union High School 11th Grade

Thomas Humphrey, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Madison Johnson, Clover, 1870, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Samantha Kurtz, Bloomed, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Gerado Lara, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Briana Lashley, Blue Jewels: Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 10th Grade

Nicholas Leacox, Spring Feels, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Mingxin Li, Family, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Lauren Limburg, Annie June, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

MaKenna Lipelt, Shasta, Pioneer High School, 12th Grade

Jasmine Lozano, Views of Land, Woodland High School, 12th Grade

Brooke Matthews, Essence of Soul, Sutter Union High School, 11th Grade

Siena Graziani Mazza, Primarily, Christian Brothers High School in Winters, 10th Grade

Dawn Marie McIlwain, Butterfly Kisses, Sutter Union High School, 10th Grade

Sean McCarthy, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Logan McNamara, Suh Dude, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Jennifer Melgoza, A View Beyond, Woodland High School, 11th Grade

Skyler Mikalson, Overwhelmed, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Jazmine Miller, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Charlotte “Ruthie” Mitchell, Feathery, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Samantha Montero, Congressional, Woodland High School, 12th Grade

Anna Morse, Blue Bird, Davis Senior High School               , 11th Grade

Olivia Myatt, Space Witch, Pioneer High School, 9th Grade

Dora Nagy, Ruthie, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Emma Nance, Blue Skyed Girl, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Lucas Needles, Lightbulb in Water, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Alexis O'Halloran, Wounds, Sutter Union High School, 11th Grade

Sean O'Hara, Bexar County, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Catherine Oswalt, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Kendall Pearson, A Glimpse of Serenity, Sutter Union High School, 10th Grade

Guadalupe Perez, Claudio, Sutter Union High School, 11th Grade

Emily Perry, Wings, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Natalie  Prather, Child's Play, Sutter Union High School, 11th Grade

Fatima  Preciado, Dreamy Eyes, Sutter Union High School, 10th Grade

Ethan Ramos, White-Crowned Sparrow, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Jazmin Roberts, Bay Bridge, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Brandon Roque, Space Flower, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Arianna Rosen, Warrior, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Alison Rubin, Innocence, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Brooke Rubinstein, A Taste of Thai, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Anna Mae Seahill, Grasping for Life, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Cooper Shorts, Summer 2016, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Ezekiel Smith, Nadeshot, Sutter Union High School, 10th Grade

River Smith, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 11th Grade

Georgia Stacener, Creation in Destruction, Pioneer High School, 11th Grade

Olivia Steidler, Christ at the Column, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Katrina Sturm, Gender Is, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

Sage Taylor, Just a Few Persimmons, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Raymond Terrases, The Dream of Lost Friends, Pioneer High School, 12th Grade

Brianna Thompson, Look What You Are Doing to Her, Sutter Union High School, 10th Grade

Melissa Tomes-Calraneo, Feline in Obscurity, Pioneer High School, 11th Grade

Quinn Vaewsorn, Ink, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Alexandra Valencia, This is Me, Sutter Union High School, 12th Grade

Mia Vandagriff, Clayton Fire Documentation, Lower Lake High School, 12th Grade

Dani Van Winkle, Ella Eleven, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Arman Vaziri, Endless Road, Woodland High School, 12th Grade

Neil Welch, LadyThug, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Haley Wienker, PRAYing Mantes, Davis Senior High School, 10th Grade

Kyla Winton, Jet Lag, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Lawrence A. Wold, Snowy Train, Davis Senior High School, 11th Grade

Brianna Yetter, Wanderlust, Sutter Union High School, 11th Grade

Amanda Zangoneh-Azam, Goddess, Davis Senior High School, 12th Grade

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