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Congressional High School Art Competition Winners Honored at Pence Art Gallery Reception

May 24, 2016
Press Release

 

Last Friday, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) was proud to announce the winners of this year’s Congressional High School Art Competition in the 3rd District at the Pence Gallery in Davis. His office received more than 92 pieces this year - a new record for the 3rd District.

The grand prize winner was Hoda Balla, a sophomore at Davis Senior High School, with her piece, “Glimpse.” Hoda’s work will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year in a gallery featuring winners from most Congressional districts in the country. Hoda has also been awarded a free flight for her and a guest to Washington, DC where she will participate in a Capitol reception honoring the nation’s winners next month.

"The 3rd District is full of incredible artistic talent, and we were excited to have a record number of submissions to our High School Art Competition this year," Congressman Garamendi said. "Congratulations to all our winners. It was a tough competition, and the number of quality works submitted gives me confidence that our region's artistic legacy has just begun."

Award winners and Yolo County student artists who participated in this year’s competition are listed below. Photos of the students and their pieces are linked below. A complete gallery of all pieces is available on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/repgaramendi/.

Grand Prize

·          Hoda BallaGlimpse, Davis Senior High School, Grade 10

Hoda’s work will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building

First Runner Up

·         Devin CoxThe Jaws of Politics, Armijo High School, Grade 11

Devin’s work will be displayed in Congressman Garamendi’s Washington, DC office.

County Winners

·         Skyler MikalsonHedonism, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

Skyler’s work will be displayed in Congressman Garamendi’s Davis office (412 G Street).

·         Ellerie MattiasGreat Blue in Grey, Armijo High School, Grade 12

Ellerie’s work will be displayed in Congressman Garamendi’s Fairfield office (1261 Travis Boulevard, Suite 130).

·         Mia Darwazeh – Kathryn, Sutter Union High School, Grade 10

Mia’s work will be displayed in Congressman Garamendi’s Yuba City office (795 Plumas Street).

Honorable Mentions

·         Amy FangTo Lose You, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Feier ShenA Reflection of Davis, Davis Senior High School, Grade 10

·         Lesley GarciaOwl, Pioneer High School, Grade 9

·         Amrit Kang – Childhood Memories, River Valley High School, Grade 9

·         Emily KomessarEarth, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Emilee Noble – Hurt, Woodland High School. Grade 12

·         Jessica YeungBlue, DaVinci Charter Academy, Grade 11

Solano County Participants

·         Andrea Arnado-Fajardo – Embrace your Heritage, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Emily Carcamo – The Princess and the Dragon, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Austin ClarkDream #243, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Leonard H. GallegosHumble Woman, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Nathaly GutierrezThe Palace of Fine Arts, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Alissa Louis Crisostomo – The City of Dreams, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Katharine Magliocco – Dreamscape, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Ashley Martinez – Awaited Arrival, Armijo High School, Grade 10

·         Juan MartinezBox of Terror, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Rosalia Mendieta – In Every Eye, Armijo High School, Grade 11

·         Manu Nelson – Angler Fish Armature, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Ruth NguyenGuy with a Butterfly, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Nathalie Nunez – America, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Anika Patel – Introspective, Armijo High School, Grade 10

·         Samantha StanleyKelvin the Chameleon, Armijo High School, Grade 10

·         Desiree Thornton – Fish Out of Water, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Chloe Tortal – Ephemeral, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Charles Tralka – Passion, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Annika UyencoShip of Strength, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Sophia Valentino – Jermaine, Armijo High School, Grade 10

·         Ashley Van Belle – Eagle and Heart, Armijo High School, Grade 12

·         Salem Vonberg – Spacey Thoughts, Armijo High School, Grade 11

·         Kaylin Wang – Fairy Haven, Armijo High School, Grade 11

·         Joelle WileyTake Me to Your Leader, Armijo High School, Grade 10

·         Erika BartlettScreaming Banshee, Fairfield High School, Grade 10

·         Maria Chavez – Equalibrium, Fairfield High School, Grade 12

·         Alejandra Flores-Vasquez – Aquapus, Fairfield High School, Grade 12

·         Lesly Gabriela Garcia – Self Portrait, Fairfield High School, Grade 11

·         Megan Philips – Blooming Clowns, Fairfield High School, Grade 11

·         Maribel Rodriguez – Royalty Soars, Fairfield High School, Grade 12

·         Virginia HernandezIntelligence is Defined by the Will to Thrive, Will C. Wood High School, Grade 11

 

Yolo County Participants

·         Samantha Belafsky – Sunset Dancing, DaVinci Charter Academy, Grade 11

·         Katherine BrittEmery and the Mouse King, DaVinci Charter Academy, Grade 11

·         Megan Donaldson – Beyond the Silhouettes, DaVinci Charter Academy, Grade 11

·         Ryan JohnsonHumanity, DaVinci Charter Academy, Grade 11

·         Jenna MeyerTake a Ride on the Yolo Side, DaVinci Charter Academy, Grade 10

·         Marissa HenriquezEmma, Davis School for Independent Study, Grade 12

·         Isabel Alvarez – Roots, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Evelyn AndrewsCalifornia Sunset, Davis Senior High School, Grade 10

·         Preethisiri BhatStorytime!, Davis Senior High School, Grade 12

·         Ester Bikoba – Fierce, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Jessica Chao – Protection, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Sophie Han – Great Egret in Flight, Davis Senior High School, Grade 10

·         Jason JiangSolo, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Brandon LimMilk and Honey, Davis Senior High School, Grade 12

·         Stephanie Milbrodt – Leap for Freedom, Davis Senior High School, Grade 10

·         Shawn Rosario – 3PM, Davis Senior High School, Grade 12

·         Arianna RosenPoppy, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Madelyn StoltzShadow of America’s Pastime, Davis Senior High School, Grade 12

·         Katrina SturmEyes on the Sky, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Ester WangThe Heavens, Davis Senior High School, Grade 11

·         Samantha Cardona – Dancing Flower, Pioneer High School, Grade 12

·         Chris Garcia – Living Life a Mile at a Time, Pioneer High School, Grade 12

·         Sergio Gonzalez – Ariel, Pioneer High School, Grade 9

·         Yanitza Guzman – A Rainy Day, Pioneer High School, Grade 11

·         Katherine Lundgren – Serenity, Pioneer High School, Grade 9

·         Riley Moore – Mr. Jade, Pioneer High School, Grade 9

·         Susana NegreteThe People, Pioneer High School, Grade 9

·         Diana Olivarez – Liberation, Pioneer High School, Grade 12

·         Wendy Perez – Riding into the Sunset, Pioneer High School, Grade 11

·         Monica Ramos – The Big Tree, Pioneer High School, Grade 11

·         Natalie Richardson – The Broken Mirror, Pioneer High School, Grade 9

·         Andrea Gonzalez – Coeur Cache, Winters High School, Grade 9

·         David Garcia – My Savior, Woodland High School, Grade 12

·         Rachel Jensen – Red Fire at My Back, Woodland High School, Grade 12

·         Jakob Johnson – Something Fishy in California, Woodland High School, Grade 12

·         Gage Long – Piece of Me, Woodland High School, Grade 12

·         Jasmine Lozano – Color of Trees, Woodland High School, Grade 11

·         Natalie Mathiesen – The Road Less Traveled, Woodland High School, Grade 11

·         Katheryn Ostergard – Woodland Gold, Woodland High School, Grade 12

·         Jamie E. SchneiderThe Bandit, Woodland High School, Grade 11

 

Yuba-Sutter Counties Participants

·         Taylor CoganSt. Joseph Cathedral, River Valley High School, Grade 12

·         Maryn Indelicato – With My Dad, River Valley High School, Grade 10

·         Brenna LarriganTravel Trompe L’oeil, River Valley High School, Grade 12

·         Kaitlyn Schlemmer – Starlight Daze, River Valley High School, Grade 9

·         Marley Tapia – Untitled Still Life #1, River Valley High School, Grade 11

·         Ciera VidaDoll, River Valley High School, Grade 12

·         Courtney Krause – Solitude, Sutter Union High School, Grade 12

·         Sara RoloffMelt, Sutter Union High School, Grade 11

·         Brianna Thompson – Clocks Are Alive Too, Sutter Union High School, Grade 9

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