Some of the most talented young artists in the Inland area received awards at the 52nd Annual Press-Enterprise Riverside County High School Art Show on Thursday, April 17, at the Riverside Art Museum.
Winners were announced in the categories of photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, acrylic/oil painting, watercolor, drawing in black and white, drawing in color, and graphic art. “Best of Show,” sponsorship awards and honorable mentions were also revealed.
The pieces were judged by a panel of four individuals involved in the local art community. Students from 31 schools in the county submitted 342 entries. La Sierra High School in Riverside had nine winners – the most of any school – while Murrieta Valley High School had the most entries at 34.
Gaston Andrade, a 17-year-old senior at Patriot High School in Jurupa Valley, took home the top overall “Best of Show” award, and a $200 check, for his acrylic/oil painting “PHS,” which stands for Patriot High School.
Patrick Jang, 18, took home first prize in the mixed media category for “6/25 War. Korea.” ”It shows the Korean people’s resiliency after the war,” said the 18-year-old student at La Sierra Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist institution in Riverside. The award-winning entries are displayed on the second floor of the museum. All other submissions are displayed in the Riverside Public Library’s Auditorium – Main Branch, on the second floor. Artwork is displayed at both locations through April 23. An online gallery is at: www.pe.com/student-art-show
The art show put on by The Press-Enterprise is a great representation of what makes Riverside a location of choice. Riverside is one of the most inspiring, livable, healthy and adventurous cities to live in or visit. Our community provides an abundance of opportunities to be amazed, inspired and entertained, including arts and cultural offerings.
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