Nearly 100 gifted young artists from high schools throughout Butte County were honored at the 3rd Annual BCOE Superintendent’s Juried High School Art Show and Reception at the Butte County Court House in Chico on March 6th, 2017. The elegant reception was attended by students, parents, educators, and other community members. Appetizers were served as attendees viewed the art and enjoyed the classical music played by students from the North Valley InTune Music Foundation.
There were nearly 100 entries this year from 12 high schools in Butte County. The submitted works of art have been on display at the Chico courthouse (through March 24) in honor of National Youth Arts Month. Photos of the 3-Dimensional entries hang in the show while the actual 3D art is on display outside the Superintendent’s office. “I am impressed by the breadth of artistic talent of students in our county,” said BCOE Superintendent, Tim Taylor. We are truly fortunate to have such dedicated teachers who help our students cultivate their creative talents.” The annual art show was organized to showcase the finest high school student art work in the county as part of BCOE’s Arts Education Initiative, designed to bring about a renaissance in arts education in Pre K-12.
Each participating school was allowed to enter up to ten of their best student art works for judging in six categories. A panel of Butte County art community members judged the entries based on originality and creativity; composition and design; and artistry and skill. The judges this year included David Tamori, Oroville Arts Commission, Local Artist, Arts Advocate, and retired OUHSD AP Art Instructor; Pat Macias, President of the Northern California Art Museum; and arts advocate Linda Watkins-Bennet, Action News Now anchor & producer.
First, Second, and Third Place awards were presented to the student winners in six categories: Pencil, Ink, and Charcoal; Paint and Pastel; Mixed Media; Digital Photography; 3-Dimensional Art; and Visual Arts Created with Digital Media.
The “Best of Show” award was given to the student whose art submission garnered the highest score from all of the judges. Angelina Miranda, from Fairview High School in Chico, earned the “Best of Show” award for her piece entitled: Makes the World Go Round.
This year’s competition included an additional element as the Grand Jury selected student art to be displayed in their annual report. The piece selected for the report cover is: C.M. created by Mailynn Tran from Pleasant Valley High School.
Congratulations to all participating students for their excellent submissions.
Thank you to our outstanding panel of judges and to the following for their efforts that made the art show possible: Cheryl Roberson, Gail Shields, and Gina Wilson. Thanks to Louisa Louie who arranged for the talented music students from North Valley InTune Music Foundation to perform.