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Merit Awards – College

Supporting Emerging College Artists

For almost 70 years the Kingsley Art Club has sponsored an annual Merit Awards program for emerging college art students. This program provides a financial award to promising art students enrolled in the Sacramento area local community colleges.

For 2022, the art faculties at American River, Folsom Lake, Sacramento City, Sierra, and Woodland colleges selected a student from their college to be honored. Many recipients have said that receiving the Kingsley Merit Award has made a difference in their lives by supporting their continued education, acknowledging their artistic efforts and exhibiting their art at the Crocker Art Museum.

2022 Merit Award Winners

Come see this exhibition, beginning May 5, in the first floor of the Crocker historic building across from TotLand. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the juried Kingsley Inspirations High School Art Show which also hangs in the same gallery space.

American River College – Emmanuel Madrid
A Garden of Stars, 2020 – Digital photography, 9.5 x 14

Folsom College – Avery Roberti
The Nest, 2021 – Graphite pencil 8 x 11.5

Sacramento City College – Nadia Xitlali Garcia
Just a Sactown Girl, 2020, Acrylic on paper, 18 x 13.5

Sierra College – Skylar Cravottableau
Fish-Bird, 2021 – Mild Steel (Found Scrap) 7 x 17 x 11

Woodland College – Jennifer Quezada
Good Dog, 2022 – Watercolor, colored pencil, marker – 15 x 20

2021 Merit Award Winners

Reuben Camp – American River College
JIM, 2019. Charcoal and conté on gray toned paper, 19 x 25 in.

Alyssa Gorman – Cosumnes River College
I SEE YOU, 2020. Charcoal on paper, 24 x 18 in.

Ido Agranov – Folsom Lake College
PORTRAIT. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

Margot Roa – Sierra College
THE HANDMADE MAN, 2021. Video.
(Margot’s artwork is a video. What you see below is a still from it. Here’s a link to the actual video:)

Amelia Villagomez – Yuba College
I AM-LOVE DIRT, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in.