Students from Tucson, Marana earn top honors from University of Arizona Museum of Art

Students from Tucson, Marana earn top honors from University of Arizona Museum of Art
Students from high schools in Tucson and Marana earned top honors from the University of Arizona Museum of Art. (Source: University of Arizona Museum of Art)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Artists from high schools in both Tucson and Marana earned top honors from the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

The UAMA hosted a special exhibition to showcase the work of high school student artists from across Pima County.

“While we get to interact with youth visitors on field trips, in community programs or with their families, we do not always get to see the results of their personal artistic pursuits and practices,” the UAMA said on its website. "We are thrilled to highlight the technical skill and creative thought that these young artists possess."

The UAMA said the artwork was chosen and submitted by local high school teachers.

Five of the artists won the Outstanding Emerging High School Artist Award, which comes with $1,000 scholarship for the University of Arizona School of Art. The winners were selected by a jury of Museum staff and faculty from the University of Arizona School of Art. I

Outstanding Emerging High School Artist Award Winners

Odalys Catalan, Beef Heart | Tucson High Magnet School, Teacher: Alejandro Gonzalez

Emma Kageyama, Trinkets to Treasure | Ironwood Ridge High School, Teacher: Jill Menaugh

Lola Lindberg, Untitled | Marana High School, Teacher: Elizabeth Denneau

Philomena Obono, A Displaced Equatorial Guinean | Palo Verde High Magnet School, Teacher: Karen Mitchell

Yatzity Salazar, Self Portrait | Sabino High School, Teacher: Michael Speir

Honorable Mention

Tara Maria Belger, Pulling Me Back | Tucson High Magnet School, Teacher: Alejandro Gonzalez

Mariela Holguin, Cell Tower | Sabino High School, Teacher: Michael Speir

Abby Maki, Joker | Salpointe Catholic High School, Teacher: Alison Murray

Skye Medina, Hummingbird | City High School, Teacher: Jessica Melrose

Aalyssa Miranda, TEN | Flowing Wells High School, Teacher: Lisa Sekulich

Audrey Newton, Silent Abduction | Salpointe Catholic High School, Teacher: Alison Murray

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