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Merit Awards – College

Supporting Emerging Artists

Since 1954, the Kingsley Art Club has sponsored an annual Merit Awards scholarship to acknowledge promising art students enrolled in the Sacramento area community colleges.

In 2023, the art faculties at American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, Sacramento City, Sierra and Woodland colleges each selected a student and their artwork to represent their college as a Merit Award recipient. Many recipients have said that receiving the Kingsley Merit Award has made a difference in their lives by financially supporting their continued education, recognizing their artistic efforts and exhibiting their art at the Crocker Art Museum. We are delighted to honor this year’s students and encourage them to continue exploring and expanding their artistic skills and passion.

The Kingsley Art Club thanks the Crocker Art Museum for its continuing support of the Merit Art Awards.

2023 Merit Award Winners

The exhibition ran May 4, – July 23, 2023 on the first floor of the Crocker historic building.

American River College –  V. Cutter
Halloween at Patrice Studio, 2021 –
Watercolor and Pen – 9” x 12”

Cosumnes River College – Amy Cottrell
Resilience – Mixed Media – 16” x 16” x 52”

Folsom Lake College – Emma Shimon
Flipped Around, 2022 –
Graphite and White Charcoal – 8” x 10”

Sacramento City College – Andrea Algodon
Syria Was Like Heaven, 2018 –
Acrylic on Canvas – 3’ x 4’

Sierra College – Macyn Metten
Conjoined, 2022 –
Graphite Drawing – 17” x 14”

Woodland College – Daniel Zapata-Kraft
Seed of Evil, 2023 –
Digital Print on Canvas – 16” x 20”

2022 Merit Award Winners

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.

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