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2015 Annual Juried High School Exhibition

2015 Annual High School Exhibition – Bridges: Facing Challenges

In this fourth annual county-wide competition, The Museums of Los Gatos asks Santa Clara County students to visually communicate their ideas and thoughts about this year’s theme, Bridges: Facing Challenges.


This Year’s Theme
Image Requirements
Important Dates
Sponsor Opportunities

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2014 County-Wide High School Juried Exhibition!

Kane Tanaka

Best in Show: Kane Tanaka from Westmont High

People's Choice Winner

People's Choice: Lauren Park from Pioneer High School

1st Place Winners

1st Place Winners (Pictured from left to right)

  • Nate Cook, Palo Alto High, Sculpture
  • Christine Pruett, Leigh High School, Drawing & Prints
  • Lauren Park, Pioneer High School, Painting
  • Kane Tanaka, Westmont High School, Best in Show
  • Han (April) Ding, Cupertino High School, Mixed Media
  • Tiffany Wu, Los Altos High School, Photography
  • Luke Tsai, Piedmont Hills High School, New Media
2nd Place Winners

2nd Place Winners (Pictured from left to right)

  • Chengshu (Cathy) Zhang, Homestead High School, Painting
  • Harriet Cassell, Lynbrook High, Sculpture/Ceramics
  • Audey Shen, Henry M. Gunn, New Media
  • Jilhae (Iris) Yoon, Westmont High School, Mixed Media
  • Hope Moseley, Mountain View High School, Photography
  • Laura Shea, Los Altos High School, Reflection

Vote for who you think should win the People’s Choice Award!

The deadline for voting is May 11 at 5 pm and the winner will be announced the week after the closing. Cast your vote here!

Response: Art is a Conversation

We congratulate the following students for participating this year:

  • Alcantara, Alyanah
  • Arabaci, Levent
  • Askhatova, Ardak
  • Bake, Aryamitra
  • Beard, William
  • Behar, Jacob
  • Boadwee, Gloria
  • Brenny, Katie
  • Brunton, Maya
  • Campbell, Chase
  • Cassell, Harriet
  • Chen, Erin
  • Alcantara, Alyanah
  • Cheng, Amanda
  • Choi, Jane
  • Cook, Nate
  • Covey, Joseph
  • Cramer, Roy
  • Dello Buono, Esther
  • Dillon, Katie
  • Ding, Han
  • Duncan, Rachel
  • Enkhsarnai, Enerel
  • Gallagher, Erin
  • Garcia, Adrian
  • Gonzales, Sienna
  • Gravett, Jason
  • Greene, Matthew
  • Hansen, Andrea
  • Hsu, Rebecca
  • Kerr, Lauren
  • Knowles, Hannah
  • Kuta, Sofia
  • Kwon, Sophia
  • Lee, Chieh En (Kelly)
  • Lee, Monika
  • Lee, Youjin
  • Levin Yuri
  • Lin, Franny
  • Lopez, Hector
  • Luke, Tsai
  • McNelis, Madeline
  • Minjarez, Gabriel
  • Moseley, Hope
  • Moss, Savannah
  • Moulds, Riley
  • Nguyen, Sabrina
  • Paley, Allison
  • Park, Lauren
  • Park, Yoon
  • Pruett, Christine
  • Rudolph, Nolan
  • Sandoval, Sandra
  • Shea, Laura
  • Shen, Audey
  • Steck, Meagan
  • Tanaka, Kane
  • Teng, Lindsy
  • Vendelin, Nicole
  • Vikhliantsev, Valerie
  • Wang, Katherine
  • Wang, Kelly
  • Wu, Tiffany
  • Yoon, Jihae (Iris)
  • Zhang, Chengshu

2014 High School Catalogue

2014 High School Catalogue

By The Museums of Los Gatos

78 pages, published 5/6/2014

The 2014 Annual Santa Clara County High School Juried Art Exhibition catalog.
This year’s theme: Response: Art is a Conversation

2015 Selected Student Entries

Students will receive a confirmation email by March 2

  • Acevedo Perez, Antonia
  • Ahy, Mondy
  • Atkinson, Ivy
  • Bengston, Siggi
  • Braganza, Anisha
  • Bushman, Paige
  • Cassell, Harriet
  • Castaneda, Illiana
  • Chen, Anna
  • Chen, Katie
  • Cockerell, Emma
  • Cook, Nate
  • Cramer, Roy
  • Cross, Dane
  • Dadok, Samantha
  • Davidson, Shira
  • Davila, Patricia
  • Di Silvestro, Sara
  • Ding, Han
  • Doeden, Kenna
  • Drover, Caitlin
  • Edwards, Anna
  • Edwards,Brianna
  • Espiritu Pico, Samuel
  • Fansey, Sabrina Awuah
  • Ferguson, Hannah
  • Fisse, Karl
  • Freimuth, Sarah
  • Geng, Rachel
  • Gorji, Faraz
  • Goto, Emily
  • Greene, Matthew
  • Harrison, Ashayla
  • Higareda,Max
  • Hu, Elise
  • Istanboulian,Yerem
  • Jorgensen Elena
  • Jung, Noah
  • Ke, Kevin
  • Kitiamkun,Panasak
  • Krumm, Claire
  • Lu, Tyler
  • Luo, Sophia
  • Marquez, Brian
  • Martynenko, Isabel
  • Massey, Katherine
  • McDonald, Steven
  • McGinley, Nora
  • McGinley, Nora
  • Moulds, Riley
  • Patterson Aidan
  • Podury, Archana
  • Ren, Leon
  • Segovia, Enzo
  • Shvareva, Varvara
  • Walters, Kimi
  • Wang, Kelly
  • Wong, Emily
  • Wu, Jason
  • Zhao, Barbara
  • About the Exhibition

    In this fourth annual county-wide competition, The Museums of Los Gatos asks Santa Clara County students to visually communicate their ideas and thoughts about this year’s theme, Bridges: Facing Challenges.
    The High School Exhibition will run from Thursday, April 16, 2015 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.

    Student artists will gain real-world experience presenting their work in a competitive environment and exhibiting in a museum setting. A jury of three university-level artist-educators will select works to be included in the exhibition.

    With the mutual goal of supporting and rewarding young artists, this year we are collaborating with Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Arts Coordinator Esther Tokihiro and the Young Artists Showcase Celebration. The top winners of the Museums’ High School Exhibition will have their art piece (either the original or a print) displayed and accepted into the County’s permanent collection. The Young Artists Showcase Celebration is Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 4:30 pm at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

    This Year’s Theme: Bridges

    Facing challenges is a part of life. Challenges may be physical, emotional, cultural, personal, institutional, or in the area of communications. How do you see these challenges in your everyday life, or in the world around you? Where are the barriers? What might be the bridges? The possibilities are limitless. Here are a few prompts that might be helpful to consider:

    1. What may be a barrier that prevents movement, understanding, or connection?
    2. What means, connections, or structures can bridge obstacles or create new pathways?
    3. Where can bridges be found? When can bridges find you?

    "The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn." – David Russell

    "The fate of the bridges is to be lonely; because bridges are to cross not to stay." – Mehmet Murat Ildan


    The competition is open to public, home-schooled, private, and charter high school students, grades 9-12, in Santa Clara County.

    Works will be accepted in 3 categories:

    2D: Paintings, drawings, prints, works on paper, canvas, wood, cardboard, mixed media, film/analogue photography. Anything on a flat surface.

    3D: Sculpture, installation, glass, metal, ceramics, mixed media with materials coming off the paper, etc. Anything three dimensional.

    4D: New media, video, digital photography, illustration, graphic design, photo-shopped images. Anything created on a computer, digital camera, or screen.

    High School Submission Image Requirements

    Find out more about how to photograph and format your artwork for our exhibition here.

    Important Dates

    Form opens for submissions
    Monday, December 1st, 2014

    Submission Deadline
    Friday, February 13th, 2015, midnight

    Exhibition Participants are announced online
    Friday, February 27th, 2015

    Artwork Dropoff
    Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th, 2015
    Students delivery artworks at a designated drop-off appointment time to the museum

    Teacher's Reception, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Opening Reception and Awards, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Exhibition Closes
    Sunday, May 10th, 2015

    Young Artists Showcase, SCCOE
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

    Support for this extraordinary opportunity comes from our generous partners:

    Founding Sponsor


    Town of Los Gatos
    Santa Clara County Office of Education
    Rotary Club of Saratoga
    The Tabard Theatre Company

    Sponsor Opportunities

    The Santa Clara County-Wide High School Juried Art Exhibition supports students’ critical development in the arts. Be a part of this vital support for the youth in our community by becoming a sponsor today. Commitment to art, history and education in all its forms is a central priority at The Museums of Los Gatos. Your exhibition sponsorship holds clear marketing, community involvement and philanthropic opportunities.

    Benefits at various levels of sponsorship can include:

    • Logo credit in all exhibition and program materials: invitations, exhibition catalogue, signage, press releases, website and member mailing/newsletter
    • Opportunity to create advertising and promotional material in consultation with the Museum
    • Opportunity to create a link between your website and the Museum website
    • Sponsor presence at press previews with the option to include a statement the in press kits, and possible speaking role.

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