Covina High School Students Earn Awards and Recognition at ArtReach
Posted on 03/26/2014

Covina High School’s art students entered their artwork into the third annual ArtReach Exhibition. “The Art of Pop Culture” was the theme this year and Mrs. Suh’s juniors and seniors in Advanced Art and Advanced Placement Art classes won several honors and awards. Over 100 area high schools submitted original artwork in southern California’s largest juried competitive exhibition featuring original creations by local high school students. More than 250 juried pieces were displayed in the categories of photography, film, drawing, painting and ceramics. The art is reflective of pop culture and the influences it has on everyday values, identity and human behavior.

Covina-Valley Unified School District congratulates:
  • Valentina Galindo, who received the Curator’s Choice distinction for “Art is Hard”.  Not only did she receive a $100 award, but her work also sold for $200.00!

  • Jesus Gutierrez received honorable mention for “In Nova Madonna” and a $50 award

  • Danielle Spencer accepted honorable mention for “Girls with Pop” and a $50 award. Her art was acquired for $50!

  • Sophomores Kristal Arias, Marina Savage and Margarita Maldonado, juniors Sarah Schwedler and Elizabeth Fahrbach and seniors Mandy Cao and Christian Aguilera were recognized for their contributions and invited to exhibit at the Pomona Fairplex. They also received two free tickets to the Los Angeles County Fair, as well as free framing for their artwork.

These talented artists were honored at a reception on March 7. Their work was displayed at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts in Pomona Fairplex along with over 200 drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography and other digital media. 

"Congratulations for work very well done.  I know your idea of blending Renaissance with Pop will be some of the most admired artworks in this them!"

Lugene Whitley, Curator at ArtReach