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Morgan Hill High School Art Show

March 23 - May 4, 2024

The 2nd annual Morgan Hill Student Art Show is being hosted at Colibri Gallery in downtown Morgan Hill, March 23 – April 23. This exhibition was open to Morgan Hill students grades 9-12 attending public, private and home school. 

 Jurors for the exhibition were two local artists, Dani Torvik and Kurt Salinas. Out of nearly 131 artwork submissions from local teachers, 56 exceptional pieces were chosen to be featured for their technical excellence, artistic expression and risk taking. All 2D artwork was professionally framed by Colibri Art and Framing and cash awards were donated by Ladera Grill. The jurors selected and presented the award-winning artworks. Categories ranged from Best in Show, 1st – 3rd Place for 2D and 3D artwork, and seven Honorable Mentions.

​Best in ShowTaryn Tsuji, Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas Painting, Ann Sobrato High School

2D Category

1st Place - Colby Nigh, Surreal Double Exposure Photograph, Ann Sobrato High School

2nd Place - Kaitlin Duong, Masquerade, Pen + Ink Drawing, Ann Sobrato High School

3rd Place - Zoe Loudenslager, Stuck, Mixed Media, Oakwood School

Honorable Mentions

  • Dylan Nguyen, Polygonal Portrait, Digital Media, Ann Sobrato High School 

  • Kaitlin Duong, Surreal Double Exposure, Photograph, Ann Sobrato High School

  • Khanh Cao, Egg Nest, Photograph, Live Oak High School

3D Category

1st Place - Zelma Cisneros, Hangman, Ceramic, Ann Sobrato High School 

2nd Place - Alexa Darwood, Tea Tree, Ceramic, Ann Sobrato High School

3rd Place - Brooke Higgins, L'oiseu, Ceramic, Ann Sobrato High School

Honorable Mentions

  • Milla Davydov, Morsuna, Ceramic + Mixed Media, Oakwood School

  • Rema Alhasan, Tar - Tar, Plaster + Wire Sculpture, Oakwood School

  • Ciara Looney, Slimy Tea Time, Ceramic, Ann Sobrato High School 

  • Abigail Dugan, Car, Wire Sculpture, Live Oak High School

Colibri Gallery extends a special thank you to all the art teachers whose dedication and love for the arts made this exhibition possible. Colibri Gallery is committed to strengthening the visual arts in Morgan Hill, which starts with fostering art education in our community. We hope to encourage students to explore exhibiting and selling their artwork and highlight their teachers. 

This Year's Winners

This Year's Jurors

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Dani Torvik is a painter based in Santa Cruz, California. She holds a BFA in Pictorial Art from San Jose State University and an MFA in Studio Arts from University of California, Davis. Through methods inspired by Abstract Expressionism, Dani creates in her paintings microcosms that integrate visuals gathered from her immediate surroundings, memories from lived-in environments, impressions of architecture, and references to her own flesh and body. Architectural forms represent her need for structure and balance, and her personal search for social, geographical, and cultural belonging.


Dani’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout California. She currently teaches Studio Arts at Cabrillo College, in Aptos, CA and at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.

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Kurt Salinas is a ceramicist and painter based in Santa Clara, California. He holds a BFA in Pictorial Art from San Jose State University. Kurt's menagerie of whimsical ceramic dinosaur desserts evokes a deep sense of child-like wonderment and nostalgia. Taking inspiration from his lifelong fascination with prehistoric creatures, love of 90s pop culture, and dessert, Kurt creates eye-catching sculptures that blend elements of reality and fantasy.


Kurt's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and part of private collections throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Over the past decade, Kurt has worked as a teacher's aide for ceramics at San Jose State University.

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