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2014 New Horizons High School Exhibition Announces Awards during Opening Reception

By January 16, 2014No Comments

New Horizons


On Saturday, January 11th 2014 the New Horizons High School Exhibit had its opening reception and awards ceremony. The Shemer Art Center & Museum would like to thank those in attendance, donors who sponsored the awards, teachers for their assistance with work selection and drop-off, and of course all the students who are participating in the exhibition. Without you, none of this would be possible!

We are so thrilled to see the talent that has come from the high schools into our gallery, and are SO pleased with all of the work that was submitted. Special congratulations goes out to the following individuals for their extraordinary artwork :

Nicholas Erickson – Chaparral High School – Arizona Art Supply Award

Ryan Luy – Moon Valley High School –  Arizona Artist Guild Award

Kris Amador – Apollo High School – Arizona Artist Guild Award

Kaela Meyer – Pinnacle High School – Michael & Carmela Blank Award

Erika Karner – Gilbert High School – Michael & Carmela Blank Award

Zaira Leyva – Apollo High School – Linda Travey Brandon Figurative Art Award

Monica McGrane – Tesseract Private School – Tom Chapman Award

Lynn Tran – Chandler Preparatory High School – Tom Chapman Award

Michael Jablonski – Sunnyslope High School – Ted Decker Merit Award

Justin Burbank – Shadow Mountain High School – Thomas R. Woods Award

Karina Navarrete – Independence High School – Brian Flanigan Merit Award

Johannes Karaffa – Pinnacle High School – Houston Family Award

Amanda Ohnmacht – Dobson High School – Carol Richard Award

Benji Paysnoe – Ironwood High School – Carol Richard Award

Joyce Li – Ironwood High School – Best of Show Voted by Students Award

Staley Lane – Phoenix Country Day School – Shemer Family Award

Victoria Sandoval – Mountain Pointe High School – Wagner Partnership Award

Hannah Cardall – Desert Mountain High School – Executive Director Award

Savvana Wolverton – Red Mountain High School – Robert Booker Award

Kelsea Baker – Greenway High School – Jonathan Zinsli Memorial Award in Digital Photography

Michelle McChesney – Cactus High School – Jonathan Zinsli Memorial Award in Digital Photography


Check out photographs and keep up-to-date with our happenings on the Shemer Facebook Page.

If you were unable to make the opening reception, and would like to visit the show it will be up until February 6th, 2014.

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