Eight Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School eighth-graders claimed a total of 16 awards in the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards for the California Central Coast Region. Their submitted works included photography, design, and film and animation.
The California Central Coast Art Region is the largest and most competitive in the country, with 25 counties stretching from Monterey County in the south to Napa in the north and across the width of the state.
Santa Catalina students won in three categories: Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. Eighth-graders Emma Kim and Emma Sondergaard won the most awards, with five apiece.
Gold Key works automatically go on to national judging; national medalists will be announced on March 16.
In addition, Gold and Silver Key winners will have their work on display at the Pacific Grove Art Center from March 1–30. March is Youth Art Month.
Congratulations to teacher Susan Kendall and the following students:
Emma Kim — Photography, "Glassy"
Emma Sondergaard — Photography, "Carnival Swings"
Owen Alderson — Photography, "Snowy Day"
Emma Kim — Photography, "Shattered Shadows"
Sean Oliver — Photography, "NorCal"
Domenic Borgomini — Photography, "Light the Night"
Emma Kim — Photography, "Asphalt Rising" and "Ephemeral Future"; Design, "Lemon Cosmetics"
Naiya Patel — Film and Animation, "The Growth"
Tessa Rava — Photography, "Spin"
Emma Sondergaard — Photography, "Spoons," "Motorcycles," "Flowing Plastic," and "Rainbow Purses"
Sophia Tonini — Photography, "Vintage Car Door"
An opening reception for the P.G. Art Center show will be held 7:00–9:00 p.m. March 6. A closing reception from 1:00–4:00 p.m. March 28 will recognize all winners in attendance.