Hive Mind

Title of Art Piece: Hive Mind
Category: Drawing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Jacqueline Conde
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement:

This piece was based on my strong love of insects, but was also based in finding beauty and intricacy in an insect not typically seen as beautiful. The moths are based one multiple different species, including tiger moths and hawk moths, but combine many different species different traits and unique features.

Artwork Dimensions: 11 x 8.5
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Winter Lake

Title of Art Piece: Winter Lake
Category: Painting – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Vanya Gillette
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

I was tasked with creating a painting using a palette knife instead of brushes. I was inspired by various stylized pieces I saw online, and through trial and error, created one of my own! Acrylics.

Artwork Dimensions: 11 x 14
Original Submitted Images Below

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Set of Mugs

Title of Art Piece: Set of Mugs
Category: Ceramics – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Mei Flory
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

I have been experimenting with different underglazing techniques and stumbled across one that used shaving cream. After lots of practice I feel that I have successfully created the marbling effect that I want on my mugs.

Artwork Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 3
Original Submitted Images Below

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(Honorable Mention – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)

Title of Art Piece: Untitled
Category: Jewelry / Metalsmithing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Zamir Gripper
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement:

These copper earrings have been rolled with a lace texture and embellished with sterling silver beads. Doming them gave them dimension. The hardest part of making these was getting the beads to stay in place while soldering them.

Artwork Dimensions: 1×1
Original Submitted Images Below

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Starry Lights


(Honorable Mention – Photography)

Title of Art Piece: Starry Lights
Category: Photography – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Ellie Butler
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 9th
Artist Statement:

What inspired me to take this photo was something I saw a couple years ago. It was a photo of a girl holding a lot of little fairy lights, but the background was slightly lit. I knew I wanted to do something like that, and so I thought about it, and because my room gets so dark in the evening and I had lights, I decided to do it. I added the dress part because it looks better than it would have in a tee and jeans. I think it turned out really great and I’m so happy with how it looks.

Artwork Dimensions:
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Lunar


(3rd Place – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)

Title of Art Piece: Lunar
Category: Jewelry / Metalsmithing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Jadyn Fraser
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

These earrings are made of copper wire, thin sterling silver wire, and a natural river stone bead. The hardest part of making these was soldering the wires together.

Artwork Dimensions: 3×1
Original Submitted Images Below

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Venation

(2nd Place – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)

Title of Art Piece: Venation
Category: Jewelry / Metalsmithing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Ty Thomas
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

This bracelet is made of copper and nickel. The piece includes etching, the use of a hydraulic press and soldering. The bracelet uses tension to open and close.

Artwork Dimensions: 3×3
Original Submitted Images Below

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Terrarium

(1st Place – Jewelry / Metalsmithing)

Title of Art Piece: Terrarium
Category: Jewelry / Metalsmithing – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Samantha Starks
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

These earrings are made of sterling silver and real moss. Triangular shapes were cut out of the metal with extra width on the sides so that I could bend them to form a triangular box. Hammering the sides was the hardest part to make sure that I got the desired shape.

Artwork Dimensions: 2×1
Original Submitted Images Below

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(1st Place – Multicultural Art)

Title of Art Piece: Untitled
Category: Multicultural Art – 2019
Student/Artist’s Name: Ally Grant
School: West Valley High School
Grade: 9th
Artist Statement:

The beading was done first on felt for these mittens. The mittens are made out of moose hide and are trimmed with rabbit fur. These took me about 2 months to compete.

Artwork Dimensions: 10×4
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