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Winners, teachers, sponsors and presenters at the 2016 Festival of Arts Junior Art Awards.
Winners, teachers, sponsors and presenters at the 2016 Festival of Arts Junior Art Awards.

A jury selected three award winners in several categories from more than 300 entries by Orange County students in the Festival of Art’s Junior Art Exhibit.

Amiyah Williams of Ladera Vista Junior High School receives an award from Festival president Fred Sattler for her artwork, "The Invisible Man."
Amiyah Williams of Ladera Vista Junior High School receives an award from Festival president Fred Sattler for her artwork, “The Invisible Man.”

The awarded categories were photography, two-dimensional works and three-dimensional artwork for each grade from pre-kindergarten through high school, says a festival statement.

The jurors included Phil DeLara of California First National Bank, Mark Porterfield of the PIMCO Foundation, and representatives of the Festival of Arts, Jacquie Moffett, Stephanie Cunningham and Roger Folk.

Winners were presented with medallions and certificates Sunday, Aug. 14 before hundreds of friends, family members and art instructors.

“We feel it is important to encourage creativity in students and support arts education,”

 said Leslie Jewett, a local resident and First National spokeswoman.

Autumn Dym, a student of Mrs. B's Art Class in Newport Beach receives two awards for "Gumballs," chosen for the Festival's Junior Art postcards.
Autumn Dym, a student of Mrs. B’s Art Class in Newport Beach receives two awards for “Gumballs,” chosen for the Festival’s Junior Art postcards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Locals Comprise Gallery’s Group Show

 "Memories of Portofino," by Tom Swimm, is included in the show.
“Memories of Portofino,” by Tom Swimm, is included in the show.

“The Best of Laguna,” a group show featuring the latest works by five local artists represented by Pacific Edge Gallery, is on now at 540 S. Coast Highway.

New paintings by Tom Swimm, Maria Bertran, Jacobus, Sandra Jones Campbell, and Bryan Mark Taylor will be on display daily through Sept. 23.

 

 

 

 

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