Winners of 1st Annual Women’s Commission youth art competitionby Carolyn Classen on Dec. 23, 2011, under Arts, Life, Politics
On December 21 Marian Bustillos, 16, a 10th grader at Salpointe High School, was awarded $150 first prize for her sculpture Women Engineers — in the 1st Annual Pima County/Tucson Women’s Art Competition open to girls in grades 6-12.
Carolina Martinez O’Daly, a 12th grader at Salpointe High School, won 2nd prize of $125 for her sculpture representing women’s challenges with work, home and health, reflecting physical disabilities.
Maria Jimenez, a 12th grade pupil at San Miguel High School, won the 3rd prize of $100 with a painting of women who have made a difference.
The purpose of the contest was to create art that represents a woman or women making a difference, or who have made a difference on behalf of other women.
The 13 additional winners were lauded for their artistic achievements in photography, digital art, recognition of the importance of mentoring and teaching by women, best revision of myth, sculpture installation, painting, ceramics, composition, portraiture and representation of gender challenging roles.
The competition was judged by a panel of artists and competition financial supporters, including the EVIA Foundation, whose purpose is to “ignite and support youth voice, infusing the community with the unique perspectives of young people” and a private foundation supporting justice and equality initiatives.
Congratulations to the three high school winners for their inspiring & creative art pieces. And thanks to the Women’s Commission for sponsoring this annual art competition.
Info on the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission: www.pimatucsonwomen.org.
Contact: Maxine Goodman
Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission