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Avondale Announces Winners Art Scholarship Contest

Post Date:06/02/2020

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For immediate release: June 2, 2020

Avondale Announces Winners Art Scholarship Contest

The City of Avondale, in partnership with the Avondale Municipal Art Committee, last week announced the winners of this year’s ‘Achieving Artists Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Scholarship Art Contest.’

The contest provided $4,500 in scholarship monies to the winners, all graduating high school seniors, to further their education. First place winner was Claudia Campbell, a senior at Westview High School, for her mixed media piece titled ‘A life is spared’. Nayeli Rodriguez, a student at Westview High School, took second place with her drawing titled ‘Deadlines.’ Third place went to La Jolla High School senior Lesley Hernandez, for her mixed media piece titled, ‘The Photographer’.

Now in its 9th year, the ‘Achieving Artists Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Scholarship Art Contest’ was open to all high school age graduating seniors in Avondale who are planning on enrolling into college.  Artwork was submitted in the media of paintings, drawings, mix/digital media, photography and sculptures, with a total of 17 entries.   

The contest was judged by community artists - Sandra Bassett, Brandon Ruffin, and Daniel Cano. In lieu of the traditional art reception due to the COVID-19 situation, Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise announced the winners during a Facebook Live event on May 28. Participants, parents and teachers were recognized for their efforts during the virtual reception. Artwork of all contest entries are on display at Photos of art entries and a video of the art show can also be viewed on Facebook @AvondaleArtistCommunity.





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