Student Artists Honored at Museum

By Richard Mineards   |   February 14, 2023
The winning students (photo by Isaac Hernandez)

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has honored 23 student artists during a presentation and reception at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Chosen as winners of the foundation’s Art Scholarship competition, each received a scholarship and their selected art submissions will be exhibited in the museum’s Family Resource Center through Feb. 12.

“This was our first scholarship reception in three years, and there was a remarkable electricity in there,” says Mary Dwyer, interim foundation president and CEO.

“The student work on exhibit was superb, and it was evident that all assembled enjoyed celebrating the students’ creative triumphs in person  once again.”

Each year, the organization invites high school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County to submit a portfolio of original work for its art scholarship competition. A panel of prominent local artists – R. Anthony Askew, Isaac Hernandez, and Patti Jacquemain – judged the submissions.

There were 97 students competing this year, with each winner receiving a $2,500 scholarship, with the Schall Family Best in Show winner Annabel Contreras from Dos Pueblos High getting an additional $1,000 scholarship.

Schall Family Best of Show winner Annabel Contreras with scholarship donor Maryan Schall (photo by Isaac Hernandez)

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