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High School Inspirations Exhibit

High School Inspirations 2023

A Kingsley tradition, the 2023 High School Inspirations Exhibit showcases unique pieces created by high school students inspired by artwork from the Crocker Art Museum collections and special exhibitions. The student artists, from more than two dozen regional high schools submit their teacher-sponsored artwork to this juried show. The accepted artwork is displayed at the Crocker Art Museum and the artists attend a reception along with family and friends, building and celebrating our community through art.

You can see the High School Inspirations 2023 Exhibit on the first floor of the Historic building of the Crocker Art Museum, May 4- July 23, 2023.

2023 High School Inspirations Winners

First Place: Melanie Maniulit – Sheldon HS – digital collage BREAKING POINT Inspiration: Working Stiff by Ruth Miller Kempster

Second Place: Emma Dreiling – Sheldon HS – acrylic painting FRAMED MEMORIES Inspiration: Portrait of Simon George II by Kehinde Wiley.

Third Place: Ella Ankney – Vista Del Lago – acrylic painting GENERATIONS Inspiration: Still Life With Flowers in a Glass Bowl by Jan Davidsz de Heem.

Fourth Place: Iliana Walter – Marysville Charter Academy for Arts – acrylic painting AN EYE TO THE WORLD Inspiration: Allegory of a Painting by Gerrit van Honthorst.

Honorable Mentions

Damien Anderson – Mira Loma HS – Ceramic – THE SCORCHED MASK Inspiration: Lavender Face with Missing Eye, 1976. Stephen De Staebler

Kayla Asada – CK McClatchy HS – Digital Print – JOLLY CONE GNOMES Inspiration: Jolly Cones by Wayne Thiebaud

Jacey Chan – Franklin HS – Digital Print – MY WAY OF LIVING Inspiration: Our house is built with the living room in the back, so that  n the evenings we sit out front of the garage and watch the traffic go by, Bill Owens

Christopher Fuerst – Capital Christian – Watercolor and Pencil – JACOB’S LADDER Inspiration: CLOSE NO. 193, HIGH STREET, 1868. Thomas Annan

Ruby Hogge – El Camino HS – Ceramic – RAINBOW FISH Inspiration: Marriage of the Angels a la Mode by Anthony Natsoulas

2022 High School Inspirations Winners

First Place: Adaleiz Ore. Clif the Bird, 2022. Bark, wood, wire, CK McClatchy HS, 11 the grade
Inspiration: Robert Hudson, Outrigger

Second Place: Hannah Utile. Cold Embrace, 2022. Collage and charcoal. Sheldon HS, 12 grade.
Inspiration: Lezley Saar, I Turned My Back on the Ocean Defacing the Ocean.

Third Place: Alisha Mark, Urban Euthymia, 2021. Acrylic, Vista Del Lago HS. 11 grade.
Inspiration: William Theoplilus Brown. Untitles (Industrial Cityscape).

Fourth Place: Hannah Miethe, Gaze, 2022. Digital. Marysville Charter Academy for Arts. 12 Grade
Inspiration: Lezley Saar, I Turned My Back on the Ocean Defacing the Ocean.

2021 High School Inspirations Winners

The 2021 Inspiration Award artwork can be seen here:

1st Place: Nikki Tosta – $100
The Moment of Foolishness​, 2021. Mixed Media, C.K. McClatchy High School,11th grade​
Inspiration: ​Richard Notkin, All Nations Have Their Moments of Foolishness

2nd Place: Colette Combrink – $75
Pride Cube​, 2020. Wire, embroidery floss, plastic, sharpies, acrylic paint, C.K. McClatchy High School, 9th Grade​
Inspiration: ​Claire Falkenstein, Body Centered Cubic

3rd Place: Kevin Briceno – $50
Don’t Be Suspicious​, 2020. Digital photography, Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, 11th Grade ​
Inspiration: ​Lise Sarfati, Elisabeth, Sunset Boulevard, and North Poinsettia

Honorable Mentions

Dixie Rivera – $25
Person with Mirror​, 2021. Pencil on paper, Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, 12th Grade​
Inspiration: ​Wayne Thiebaud, Tennis Person

Abigail Malek – $25
Mom, and Book​, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, St. Francis High School, 11th Grade ​
Inspiration: ​Wayne Thiebaud, Betty Jean Thiebaud and Book

Isaela Salgado – $25
La Calavera en el Vestido, 2021. Digital media, Franklin High School, 11th Grade ​
Inspiration: ​Wayne Thiebaud, Green Dress

Angela Delgado – $25
Three Bad Little Pigs, 2021. Watercolor, Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, 12th Grade​
Inspiration: ​Todd Schorr, A Date with Mr. Big Bad

Madison Lapid – $25
Untitled, 2021. Digital art, CK McClatchy, 11th Grade​
Inspiration: ​Chiura Obata, Maiden of Northern Japan

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