Morgan Hill High School Art Show
March 25th - April 29th, 2023
The first annual Morgan Hill Student Art Exhibition is being hosted at Colibri Gallery in downtown Morgan Hill, March 25 – April 26, 2023. 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, Marlene Amerian and Lydia Rae Black. Out of nearly 100 artwork submissions from local teachers, 48 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 three Honorable Mentions. The award for Best in Show was bestowed upon Oakwood School Student, Gwyneth Zhao for her digital art piece. In the 2D category, 1st Place went to Oakwood School Student, Milla Davydov’s painting, “Alter Ego”. 2nd Place went to Oakwood School Student Tess Kaefer’s acrylic painting. 3rd Place was awarded to Ann Sobrato High School Student, Verose Deslonde’s painting, “Hoo”.
In the 3D category, 1st Place was awarded to Ann Sobrato High School Student, Kimberly Meyberg for her ceramic piece, “The Product of Human Consideration”. 2nd Place was awarded to Oakwood School Student Roberta Wu for her fabric and paper sculpture. 3rd Place was awarded to Ann Sobrato High School Student, Zelma Cisneros for her ceramic artwork, “Be Careful What You Wish For”. Lastly the three Honorable Mentions were awarded to Ann Sobrato High School Students, Justin Aragaki for his photographic self-portrait; Frankie Novick for his mixed media drawing and Alexa Darwood for her ceramic tea set, “Bone Apple Tea.”
Colibri Gallery extends a special thank you to all the art teachers whose dedication and love of 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. They hope to encourage students to explore the possibilities of exhibiting and selling their artwork as well as highlight their teachers. Colibri Gallery plans to host this exhibition every year in March to celebrate national Youth Art Month.