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ART QUOTIENT

THE MASTERS OF TOMORROW – AN EXHIBIT OF YOUNG ARTISTS

Art Annual A 2005


WANT TO FIND OUR MORE ABOUT ART QUOTIENT? Visit our website at www.artquotient.com. Art Quotient submission forms for the 2005–2006 Art Annual are now available online. Art Quotient is the only nonprofit arts organization publishing the artwork of young artists internationally in print (full color) and online. The exclusive Art Quotient Art Annual provides scholorship information, museum & gallery information as well as the artwork of young, talented artists from all over the world. We hope you continue to support Art Quotient because, as our motto states,

The Young Artists of Today are The Masters of Tomorrow.

FROM THE FOUNDER Wow! That pretty much sums up this years Art Annual. I didn’t think it would happen, but these young artists outdid themselves again. We keep growing and growing thanks to so many parents, teachers, professional artists, and others who have an interest in seeing these artists get the attention they deserve. This was a difficult year for judging because there is twice the artwork of the first issue of Art Quotient that was only a few years ago. I’ve heard it myself several times this year from more than one person, including just recently from one of judges in this issue; the Renaissance is showing a rebirth in art (and isn’t it funny I say it that way, because Renaissance means “rebirth”). The Renaissance became one of the most productive periods in all history and Art Quotient is here to make sure it stays that way in the arts. Many of the pieces of art submitted this year tell a story or plant a vivid image in your mind about somewhere you’ve been or wish you’ve been. Young artists are putting more thought into their work and in some instances not only emulating the old masters, but these young artists are taking art to another level. The 2004/2005 year showed much more growth for us as a nonprofit. We had a one month exhibit at the Las Vegas Art Museum in December 2004 and we’ve confirmed a one month exhibit with the Central Sierra Arts Council in Sonora, California for February 2006. Art Quotient had several events in 2005—including the Groveland Art Stroll and the Art du Chocolat Festival—to promote the artwork of Art Quotient. Awareness events are also planned for October 2005 at the Clark County Museum in Henderson, Nevada and more events are being planned in California as well for 2006. It’s now my pleasure to introduce the 2005 Art Quotient Art Annual.

Christina M. Wilkinson FOUNDER

NOTE ON ARTWORK: Accepted submissions were published and printed at the highest quality possible from each submission as it was received from the artist, digitally or through photography. If a teacher is not listed in an artists bio, it is possible that this is an artist who was not, or is not, currently enrolled in an art class in their school. Not all artist’s artwork may have been submitted in time to be judged for awards and artwork in the art annual in not published in any particular order. Art Quotient does not condone the use of copyrighted art and/or images used by any artist in Art Quotient Art Annual and does not accept responsibility for submitted artwork that was copied or infringes upon existing copyrights.

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A R T Q U OT I E N T A R T A N N U A L Christina Wilkinson Publisher David Wilkinson Creative Director Sabre Design & Publishing Layout/Design WE BS ITE Joseph Smith — Webmaster BOAR D OF TR USTE E S Christina Wilkinson David Wilkinson Judi Wilkinson Robert Wilkinson Stuart Martin B O A R D O F D I R E C TO R S David Wilkinson Chairman Debbe Sussman President Stuart Martin Vice President Judi Wilkinson Secretary Rafael Chacon Treasurer S P ECIAL ADVI SOR S Annie VanBebber Cottie Johnson — California State Fair Youth Exhibits Coordinator C O M M U N I T Y PA R T N E R S Fundraisers.com Mr. Coupon — Liz Kugel

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Judges Panel 2005

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Best of Show

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2nd & 3rd Place

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The Gallery

Art Quotient 2005

Rick Metzler, Renée Phillips, Terry Ritter, and Claudette Runyan

Jeff Quinn puts a bit of science into his art

Kristin Howe and Emily Reese

Top Ten Artists (The Rest of the Best) Clay Wilkes, Bruce Mai, Stephanie Elias, Rosanna Lopez, Kelsey Dillard, Randi Leach, and Matt Andrade

Twenty-two pages of beautiful art

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Future Masters

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Special Art Programs

Check out what these much younger Masters have to offer for the future in art

Sacramento Children’s Museum Helps Children — Inspire • Create • Explore California’s San Joaquin Valley Air District Calendar Features Local Young Artists Sierra Professional Artists Teach Tenaya’s GATE Program

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AQ 04/05 Teacher of the Year

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Resources & Art Scholarships

Jessica Sellers of Coronado High School

©2005 by Art Quotient, Inc. All rights reserved. Art Quotient is a registered trademark of Art Quotient — A Nonprofit Corporation. Published in Groveland, CA & printed in the USA REPRINTING IN WHOLE OR PART IS FORBIDDEN EXCEPT WITH PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHER. DUE CARE IS TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT THE CONTENT OF ART QUOTIENT IS FULLY ACCURATE, BUT THE PUBLISHER CANNOT ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR ERRORS AND OMISSIONS. ARTWORK IS PROPERTY OF THE ARTIST AS LISTED AND MAY BE COPYRIGHTED BY INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS.

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Our Judges

The Masters of Tomorrow

Claudette Runyan– Working side by side for 13 years with the internationally known graphic designer Robert Miles Runyan, who was famous for the 1984 Olympic “Stars in Motion” logo, Claudette Runyan has carved a niche in acquiring, appreciating and delineating fine art from a graphic design point of view. A selftaught painter, her own collection of art ranges from Victor Vasereley to Renoir to an extensive collection of Mexican artifacts of which she has acquired after living in Mexico for 8 years. After many years of working with numerous Fortune 500 clients with her late husband, Claudette is well aware of how good design (i.e., form, function and emotion) play an integral role in an artist’s painting. Along with assisting artist’s in developing new marketing concepts and strategies, Claudette’s company, Runyan & Associates, Inc. is currently licensing the designs of her late husband in the textile and home décor industry.

Art Quotient 2005

Best of Show

Renée Phillips– A self-sufficient Artrepreneur and artist’s advocate, who for more than 24-years has focused on helping artistic individuals worldwide to achieve success on their own terms. She founded and published Manhattan Arts International magazine for 17 years to promote under-recognized artists. She is a nationally published writer, author and motivational keynote speaker. Her highly acclaimed books The Complete Guide to New York Art Galleries, Presentation Power Tools for Fine Artists, and Success Now! For Artists: A Motivational Guide for the Artrepreneur are sold in major bookstores and the Museum of Modern Art. She has been featured in New York Newsday as a “Community Leader”, and has appeared on CBS News and National Broadcast Radio. She has curated more than 50 multi-media exhibitions in NYC and is a member of the distinguished International Association of Art Critics. Although no longer an exhibiting artist her work is in many private and public collections including Merrill Lynch and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Mimicry: The Orchid Mantis – Acrylic Jeff Quinn • Grade 11 Granite Bay H.S. Granite Bay, California Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

Terry Ritter— Using her extensive show business background as a singer/dancer to create unique and often humorous scenes from the world of fabulous Las Vegas, Terry’s art, in its Impressionistic style, has earned her the nickname “Renoir Ritter”. Her art career was born in the entertainment industry as she compiled an extensive portfolio of subjects while working backstage over the years. In addition, the artist attended L.A. College and the University of Nevada studying both Fashion Design and Fine Arts. She has also studied privately under such renowned artists as Arne Westerman. She is a Signature Member of the Las Vegas Watercolor Society and the Boulder City Art Guild having been featured in several shows for her unique subject matter and style. She has a special talent for capturing both the portrait likeness and the intangible personality of her subjects. This combined with the artist’s impressionistic style has resulted in a demand for her unique watercolor portraits. Rick Metzler— Rick began his career in the Visual Arts in film and television. After a few years of suffering through “cattle calls”, he turned his artistic eye to painting and sculpting. He never looked back. He could be described as a minimalist or an abstract impressionist painter. His landscapes are powerful and reflect his love of the desert. With his painterly background, Metzler sometimes sees himself as the new Rothko “with less splatters.” But with his latest works incorporating Haiku poetry, he has moved on to the next level. Rick has shown in galleries from Los Angeles to New York and presently resides in Boulder City, Nevada. His work is exhibited, in Las Vegas, at Gallery P, owned by former director of the Las Vegas Art Museum, Joseph Palermo. He will have his first solo gallery show in Nevada at L. Maynard Galleries in Henderson opening November 15,1005.

HOW THE JUDGING IN ART QUOTIENT WORKS All artwork—submitted prior to the submissin deadline—is judged by a panel of professional artists independently from on another. Each piece of artwork is scored in four categories (with a maximum of 25 points per area); Use of Medium, Technique, Overall Composition, and Overall Creativity. The scores from all judges are then totaled to determine placements. Scores are kept confidential until all scores are received by Art Quotient so that judges are not influenced by each others opinions. Only the publishers and judges may review final scores of all artwork after placements have been determined. The ten highest scoring works receive Top Ten honors. The top three works receive Best of Show, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place respectively. All artwork is considered “fine art” and deserving of publication. Works not in the top ten are published in no particular order and no inference of quaility should be made as to their placement. The TRUSTEE’S AWARD, CHAIRMAN’S AWARD, PUBLISHER’S AWARD, and PRESIDENT’S AWARD are selected by the perspective individual(s) holding each position. Awards go to the artworks that are deemed most deserving of special recognition as selected by these individuals based on individual criteria.

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Note: This artwork was chosen for the cover before judging started for this issue.

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Jeff Quinn is the “Best of Show” for the 2005 Art Quotient Art Annual (AQ). Jeff’s not looking into art as a future career because he plans to attend a 4-year college equivalent to MIT. His interests for a degree are in biochemistry and biotechnology. When we spoke to Jeff about his “big win” he said that Art Quotient is amazing…and he also said, “…to put young artists artwork into a magazine type publication…,” he was speechless. He also said while he plans to take his career away from the arts, he wants to continue doing art for the rest of his life as a hobby. But—when talking about AQ again—he said, “To have such positive feedback [about my art] is awesome.”

While his parents are excited and support him in his art, Jeff says his art teacher gives 110% to him and the other students in his art classes and he really is thankful for Mr. Stephens. Jeff has been finger painting since about 5 years old, but he didn’t pursue anything seriously in art or even pick up a paintbrush until about a year and a half ago. At that time he said “Hey this is pretty fun.” So a year later he took several art classes. He’s not taking any art classes at the moment. Instead he’s taking all AP classes. He’ll be taking AP studio art next semester and is looking forward to that. Jeff’s favorite artists are Dali and Escher. You can see these artist’s influences in his work, as he likes to hide things in all his

paintings. Jeff also likes to work with color pencil and watercolor but doesn’t feel he has as much control with watercolor. His creative inspiration comes from his own personal research. Ideas come from the Discovery Channel and other science driven programs on televison. He loves science as much as art. Comments about Jeff’s work are that it’s gallery caliber, but Jeff said most of his artwork is stacked in his room. While he has motivation to draw, paint and sketch, he doesn’t have the motivation to frame them once they’re done. He said, “I paint for the process, not the end result.” Jeff wrapped up by saying, “I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, but art is therapy and brings peace to my life.”

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2nd Place

The Masters of Tomorrow

Art Quotient 2005

Top Ten

Note: The remainder of the Top Ten appear in no specific order.

Lays Chips – Color Pencil

Kristin Howe • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

The Outlaw – Acrylic on Canvas

Life Theft – Digital Bruce Mai • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Deborah George

3rd Place

Clay Wilkes • Grade 11 • Granite Bay H.S. Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

Red Shoe Still Life – Acrylic on Canvas

Emily Reese • 11 • Granite Bay High School Granite Bay, CA • Mrs. Jones

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Ciudad de mi Papa – Acrylic

Stephanie Elias • Grade 11 • St. Francis HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mary Stember

Mosaic – Tile Mosaic Rosanna Lopez • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers


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Top Ten …continued

Title N/A – Acrylic Kristen Guthrie • Grade 11 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers Shadows – Pen

Title N/A – Acrylic Ashley Guthrie • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Kelsey Dillard • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Deborah George

Autumn Sunset – Color Pencil Breanna Mastropoalo • Grade 9 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Paula Flohr

Girls Ride Too – Color Pencil Kristine Anthony • Grade N/A • Elk Grove HS Elk Grove, California • Art Teacher N/A

Tupac – Mix-media

Matt Andrade • Grade N/A • Winters HS Winters, California • Art Teacher N/A

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Vase – Ceramic Sculpture

Randi Leach • Grade 11 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Title N/A – Pencil Heather Brown • Grade 10 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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Title N/A – Pencil

Joe Malunda • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Desert Tortoise – Color Pencil Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Sculpture – Ceramic

Title N/A – Pencil Jessica Richardson • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Alesha Vernon • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

In Flight – Color Pencil

Shaina Hill Couch • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

Happy Independence Day – Colored Pencil

Jessica Smith • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Deborah George

A Stormy Sea

Title N/A – Color Pencil Jessica Richardson • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Clay Wilkes • Grade 11 • Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

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Handsome Bay – Pencil

Letitia Beaudreau • Grade 10 • Tioga HS Groveland, California

Title N/A – Color Pencil Rose Bayani • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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Canoe – Ceramic

Sarah Axtell • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Exposed – Watercolor Abigail Ahumada • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher– Mrs. Flohr

Vase – Ceramic

Title N/A – Acrylic Kristen Guthrie • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Katrina Atienza • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

A Turtle is Hidden in the Brush – Acrylic

Clara Wirth • Grade 11 • Sacramento County Day School Sacramento, California

Play Hard, Be Tough – Pencil Rachael Fontaine • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher– Mrs. Flohr

Self-Portrait – Pencil

Title N/A – Color Pencil Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Kendal Nisson • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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On the Lake – Airbrush

Yoshi DeRousseau • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

My Stuff – Color Pencil Nicole Glynn • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

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Title N/A – Acrylic

Jessica Richardson • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Enchanted Entanglement – Color Pencil

Kristine Anthony • Grade N/A • Elk Grove HS Elk Grove, California • Art Teacher N/A

Self-Portrait – Pencil

Metro K-9 – Charcoal Rose Bayani • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Gabriella Jannotta • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Material Me – Prismacolor

Kristin Howe • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

Portrait of a Tiger – Color Pencil Samantha Hansen • N/A • Casa Roble Fundamental HS Orange Vale, California • Art Teacher N/A

Untitled – Acrylic

Boxer – Oil Pastel Courtney Blanchard • Grade 11 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Ashley Pak • Grade 12 • Bella Vista HS Fair Oaks, California • Art Teacher–Eunnee Yoon

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Young Love – Pencil

Jennifer Kocsis • Grade N/A • Davis HS Davis, California • Art Teacher N/A

Just Dessert – Pencil Tanya Konovalchuk • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–D. George

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The Canyon Tornado – Pencil

Letitia Beaudreau • Grade 10 • Tioga HS • Groveland, California

Deceitful Beauty of the Keipi – Acrylic Lilleah West • Grade N/A • High School Sacramento, California • Art Teacher N/A

Your Own Beautiful – Acrylic Kelsey McGregor • Grade 12 • Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, California Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

Title N/A – Color Pencil

Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Sunset – Oil Pastel

Erica Moon • Grade • Monterey Trail High School Elk Grove, California • Art Teacher N/A

Mission Garden – Acrylic Amanda Grossman • Grade 11 • St. Francis HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher N/A

Self-Portrait – Pencil

Portrait – Pencil Nicole Fetto • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Mignon Wright • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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Watching You – Watercolor

Ashley Sannino • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

Haru – Airbrush/Ink Stephanie Vollmer • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

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The Masters of Tomorrow

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Following – Acrylic

Caitlin Chang • Grade 10 • Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher N/A

Title – Medium Courtney Blanchard • Grade • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers Contemplation – Pencil William Holmes • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–D. George

Proud Lion – Color Pencil

Jennifer Kocsis • Grade N/A • Davis HS Davis, California • Art Teacher N/A

Title N/A – Color Pencil

Mignon Wright • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Trapped in a Box – Color Pencil Eric Volden • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

Title N/A – Color Pencial Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Title N/A – Pencil

Rose Bayani • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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Trapped in a Dream – Pencil

Nick Holmes • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

New York Night – Acrylic Amanda Heckenlively • Grade 10 • St. Francis HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mary Stember

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This Side of Me – Charcoal

Shafiya Sanif • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

Rose – Watercolor Alexandra Dininni • Grade 9 • St. Francis HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mr. Marko Title N/A – Pencil Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Title N/A – Watercolor

Amanda Smith • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

As His Song Takes Flight – Acrylic

Heather Langley • Grade 12 • Granite Bay H.S. Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

Title N/A – Oil Pastel Jessica Richardson • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Dog Day Afternoon – Airbrush/Colored Pencil

Fever Pitch – Pencil

Cameron Roy • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

Brooke Lee • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

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^–^v – Pencil ^–^

Jeanette Lok • Grade N/A • Franklin HS Los Angeles, California • Art Teacher N/A

In the Hall – Pencil Courtney Jensen • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Paula Flohr

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Sunsets and Shadows – Watercolor

Heather Overholt • Grade10 • St. Francis HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mr. Marko

Golden Girl – Watercolor Koy Saechao • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George Chili – Prismacolor Stephanie Kubo • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California Art Teacher–Deborah George

Title N/A – Pencil

Rose Bayani • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Mosaic – Tile Mosaic

Sarah Axtell • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Title N/A – Watercolor Eugenia Nunez • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Moto Queen – Airbrush/Prismacolor

Dim Sum – Oil Pastel Caitlin Chang • Grade 10 • Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, California

Heidi Vogelsang • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Deborah George

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Deep In Thought – Oil

Eleni Valencia • Grade N/A • Winters HS Winters, California • Art Teacher N/A

Pot – Ceramic Michael Koller • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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Seascape – Acrylic

Jenny Zha • 11 • Granite Bay High School Roseville, California • Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

Basketball Player – Oil Pastel Courtney Blanchard • Grade 11 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers Viola – Charcoal Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

A Mind Consumed in Designer – Mix-media

Anneliese Salgado • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Deborah George

Guitarist – Charcoal

Courtney Blanchard • Grade 11 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Title N/A – Watercolor Yoojin Suh • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Cares to the Wind – Acrylic Kelsey McGregor • Grade 12 • Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

Title N/A – Mix-media

Jennifer Kocsis • Grade N/A • Davis HS Davis, California • Art Teacher N/A

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Mosaic – Tile Mosaic

Jessica Osborne • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Ferret – Pen Alyson Owyang • Grade 10 • St. Francis HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mary Stember

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Squigg – Pencil

Michael Coats • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

Star Boat – Airbrush

Title N/A – Color Pencil Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers Title N/A – Pencil Jessica Buckley • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Heather Langley • 12 • Granite Bay High School Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

KNPR Promo– Color Pencil Hao Luo • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers The Ghost that Haunts My Dreams – Oil Rocio Moran • Grade 10 • St. Francis HS Sacramento, California

The Game – Watercolor Hyung Cho • Grade N/A • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California

Seeing Through – Mixed Media

Ming Hui Hung • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Deborah George

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Reflection – Acrylic

Brandi Johnson • Grade 12 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. Flohr

Mosaic – Mosaic Tiles Katrina Atienza • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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The Masters of Tomorrow

Title N/A – Acrylic

Ramon Navarro • Grade N/A • Rio Linda HS Rio Linda, California • Art Teacher N/A

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KNPR Promo – Charcoal

Merrick Gates • Grade 12 • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

Self-Portrait – Acrylic Michael Taylor • Grade N/A • Sheldon HS • Sacramento, California

Zeus & Diana – Watercolor Jessica Kong • Grade 12 • Horizon Instructional Systems Sacramento, California

The Airship Havoc – Color Pencil Poppy Lyttle • Grade N/A • Rio Americano HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher N/A

Female Flower – Oil Pastel Samantha Boeger • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

Two Lost Souls – Acrylic

Jackie Vigeant • Grade N/A • Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher N/A

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Four Seasons – Oil Pastel

Samantha Boeger • Grade 11 • Sheldon HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher–Mrs. George

Mosaic – Tile Mosaic Jessica Adams • Grade N/A • Coronado HS Henderson, Nevada • Art Teacher–Jessica Sellers

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The Masters of Tomorrow

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Future Masters YO U N G A R T I S T S G A L L E RY

While young artists grades K-8th are not eligible for awards and prizes yet, we’re always very proud to publish some of their artwork. The next three pages give you an idea of what to look forward to in future issues of Art Quotient.

Jake – Acrylic

Aileen Gugeler • Grade N/A Christian Brothers HS Sacramento, California • Art Teacher N/A

Sound Over Water – Acrylic on Canvas Bryan Fat • Grade 11 • Granite Bay HS Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher N/A

Artist: Carlos Rico • Title: Sunstone Aztec Calendar • School: Oakridge Elementary School, California

Each year, Art Quotient may include some of the K-8th Grade artwork to the be judged with the High School artists. The judges do not know the grade or ages of any of the artists that they are judging. While the K-8th Grades are not eligible for awards or prizes, we feel that some of these younger artists may do well against the older artists. The artwork above tied for 5th place in the Top Ten for this issue.

Imitation: The Cuttlefish – Acrylic

Jeff Quinn • Grade 11 • Granite Bay H.S. Granite Bay, California • Art Teacher–Myron Stephens

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Collective Consciousness – Mixed Media

Rosemarie Downes • Grade 12 • Rio Americano H.S. Sacramento, California Artist: Kyle Sheffield • Title: Pheasant in the Field • School: Antelope Crossing Middle School, California

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Future Masters — Young Artists Gallery

Art Quotient 2005

Artist: Loren Pilorin • Title: N/A • School: Merry-Hill Calvine (Age 10-12), California

Artist: Rachel Kim • Title: Dialogue • School: Folsom Middle School, California

Artist: Katie Bryant • Titles: Mandala School: Georgetown Middle School, California Artist: Bethany Wilkinson • Title: Beagle Time School: Tenaya Elementary (Age 10-12), California

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Artist: Stephanie Ho • Titles: Jungle Trees School: Suzanne Middle School, California

Artist: Chelsea Dauth • Title: Pug School: Tenaya Elementary (Age 13), California

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Youth Art Programs

Art Quotient 2005

California’s San Joaquin Valley Air District Calendar Features Local Young Artists

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A determined group of community members are in the beginning stages of organizing a world class children’s museum in Sacramento. The Sacramento Children’s Museum will be non-profit and completely hands-on for children from birth to eight years old. The museum will house handson exhibits, both indoors and outdoors, as well as an amphitheater, garden, parent resource room/classroom, party room, retail store, and café. The Sacramento Children’s Museum will be a place for local families to visit often and a destination for tourists.

“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” -Plato When people hear the word “museum” they often think of a place where you view artifacts or admire beautiful works of art. However, at a children’s museum you might dig up artifacts in a large sand pit or paint an old VW bug while trying not to get paint on your shoes. Children’s museums are places for children to test, crank, listen, build, explore, laugh, and more! In a children’s museum, children get to do what they do best, play! In fact, play is the work of a child. Fred Rodgers said it best, “Some people talk about play as if it were a relief from serious learning or even worse; a waste of time. But for children, play is exceedingly serious… and important! Play is a way for children to learn who they are, how the world works, solve problems, and to express feelings.” The SCM will enable a wide range of volunteers, from senior citizens to middle school students. The museum will represent a community-wide investment in our children. Children’s museums are often like town squares, where individuals and families come together to share their talents, cultures, and points of view. According to Time Magazine, Sacramento is the most diverse city in the nation. The Sacramento Children’s Museum will incorporate this diversity throughout their exhibits and programs. The Sacramento Children’s Museum will

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by Kathleen Palley provide a safe, non-threatening environment to ensure that the museum experience is accessible to those of differing abilities and backgrounds. Children’s museums are physical spaces providing authentic, handson experiences that are often missing from children’s lives in this age of technology. Children and adults will be able to spend quality time together and will be able to experience the luxury of becoming lost in the present moment as they play. With research showing that 80% of mental development occurs before the age of eight, the Sacramento Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing an environment to enrich this important developmental stage. Sacramento has almost 120,000 children under the age of five, and is one of only four capital cities that do not have a designated children’s museum. This is surprising for a state like California that is usually on the cutting edge of national trends! More than 30 million children and families visited children’s museums last year. The Sacramento Children’s Museum is looking to locate along the riverfront as part of Sacramento’s riverfront development. Children’s museums are sough-after destinations, with more than 30% of them being flagships in downtown revitalization projects. The Sacramento Children’s Museum will be a great draw to bring families back into the heart of the city. The Sacramento Children’s Museum has the support of many prominent community members as well as city leaders, in both Sacramento and West Sacramento. The SCM is currently seeking individuals to add to their Board of Directors. If you are interested, please visit their website for more information. This is truly a children’s museum for our community, by our community! To learn more about the Sacramento Children’s Museum, please go to www.sacramentochildrensmuseum.org.

SACRAMENTO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kathleen Palley Mary van Loben Sels Alan Godlove Maria Mondragon Shareen Fat Nancy Ciralou Penny Mahood Gigi Glafkides Louie Brown Mary Teichert Rotelli Margaret Hutchinson Claire Buckey

President Vice President Treasurer

They’re among the groups that are most vulnerable to health impacts of the San Joaquin Valley’s air-quality problems, and they’re also among the most enthusiastic when it comes to publicizing the solutions. Every year, schoolchildren in eight central California counties vie for a place in the widely distributed Clean Air Kids calendar, an educational outreach tool produced by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The four-color calendars are distributed free to schools, healthcare facilities, libraries, churches and other organizations in the San Joaquin Valley. “The calendar provides a great opportunity to educate students and the community about air quality and how they can help to improve it,” said Jaime Holt, the District’s public information administrator. The eight-county Valley Air District, which formed in 1992, covers the largest air basin in California, located inland between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although air quality has improved significantly in recent years, the Valley air basin doesn’t meet federal and state health-based standards for particulates and ozone, the primary ingredient of smog. Each year since 1998, the Valley Air District has published an educational calendar featuring original art from 14

students from throughout the Valley. Their creative and colorful drawings depict their interpretations of a world without air pollution, or how to create that world. In 2005, the calendar presented a clean air message for each month in both English and Spanish for the first time. The Clean Air Kids calendar contest is open to all San Joaquin Valley kindergarten through high school students. The Valley Air District has more than 200 school districts within its boundaries, and more than 700 entries were received for the 2005 calendar. The student artists aren’t the only ones scrambling to get copies of the calendars. More than 20,000 wall calendars are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and they go quickly. “We have people calling the second or third week it’s available, and many times, we’ve already distributed our stock,” said Holt. She said, “the calendar is the most visible and well-received public outreach tool produced by the District.” With one of the fastest-growing populations in the country, the Air District appreciates the benefits of including future adults as part of its public education strategy. “Even little children understand that this is the air we all breathe,” said Holt.

The art above is from the 2005 Calendar.

Sierra Professional Artists Bring Art to Tenaya Elementary

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The Sierra Professional Artists brought in some of their artists to teach a few talented students of Tenaya Elementary School in Groveland, California. The art classes were taught through the school’s GATE program. After several weeks of instruction, the young artists created quite a few pieces

of artwork in many different mediums and styles. Since there are no art classes on a regular basis at the school, this is a great way to bring in the arts to this small community. Once the classes ended, the Sierra Professional Artists had a couple of exhibits to show off the talents of the artists.

Artist: Trevor Barnes

Artist: Tori May

Artist: Regina Martinez

Artist: Kassy Martinez

ADVISORY COUNCIL Andee Press-Dawson, City of Sacramento, Sacramento START Margo Fowkes, OnTarget Consulting Assemblyman Dave Jones P.O. Box 13303, Sacramento, California 95813, 916.952.6852, FAX 916.808.7788 www.sacramentochildrensmuseum.org email: kathleen@palley.com

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2004/2005 Art Teacher of the Year

Art Resources & Scholarships

Art Quotient ART TEAC H E R O F TH E YEAR 2004-2005

J E S S I CA S E LLE R S CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL HENDERSON, NEVADA

CALAA is a non-profit, membership organization representing the states 250 local arts agencies. Viewers can get the latest news about local arts councils, research nonprofit resources and search for a local arts council. http://www.calaa.net

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

Current teaching assignment: AP Art (2D, 3D), Art I, Ceramics I, II, Drawing I, II, Independent Study.

Personal achievements: Multiple year Who’s Who in America’s Teachers nominee, AP national student portfolio reviewer, National Teacher Professional Certification teacher portfolio assessor. Personal interests: Glass art, ceramics, lapidary, archaeology, mystery novels, and especially dogs.

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essica Seller’s bio may say it all. But what you don’t get to hear is how much her students respect her and look up to her as an art teacher and a friend. She gives all her students the guidance and encouragement in the arts they need. Located in one of the ten largest school districts in the nation, you’d think Coronado High School was an arts or magnet school—it’s not. It’s also not luck that her students do so well in the art arena. Jessica teaches some of the best student artists that the Clark County School District has to offer. Coronodo High School is just a great school with great teachers. Jessica received her Art Quotient Art Teacher of the Year Award at the Las Vegas Art Museum in December 2004. She was surrounded by many of her art students as well as artists from the community and out-of-state. Her exceptional work with young artists is truly a blessing to everyone.

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Sponsor: Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Type of Award: Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadlines vary, depending on where you live. Amount of Award: More than 1 Million in Prize Money and Scholarships Contest or Competition: Yes Application Requirements / Description: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the largest and most prestigious arts recognition program in the United States. All students in grades 7-12 currently enrolled in a public or nonpublic school in the United States, Canada, the U.S. territories, or U.S.-sponsored schools abroad. http://www.collegescholarships.com

California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (CALAA)

Work Experience: 6 Years High School and Junior High Art, Lamar, Missouri 15 years high school art, Clark County School District: 11 years at Basic High School, Henderson, Nevada, 4 years at Coronado High School, Henderson, Nevada

Approximately 200 Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, etc. in local, regional, and national contests. Several scholarships, commissioned works, and other awards. Solo ceramics exhibit in Art Quotient Art Annual 2004.

The Scholastic Art Awards

The CAC web site includes a variety of information about grant programs, publications and California art organizations. http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/artsed.cfm

CAEA is dedicated to the advancement of art education at all levels through advocacy, professional development, curricular models and standards, teacher resources, programs, and recognition of achievements. http://www.caea-arteducation.org

Education: M.S. Art Education, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas B.S. Southwestern Missouri State College, Joplin, Missouri

Scholarships

California Arts Council (CAC)

California Art Education Association (CAEA)

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Recent student success — 2004-2005 awards:

Resources

NAEA, a nonprofit, educational organization, promotes art education through professional development, services and leadership. Visitors can use this site to find about funding opportunities for members, recent news and the national conventions. http://www.naea-reston.org

National Office for Arts Accreditation Visitors can use this web site to find information about the four specialized accrediting agencies: National Association of Schools of Music; National Association of Schools of Art and Design; National Association of Schools of Theatre and National Association of Schools of Dance. http://www.arts-accredit.org

Nevada Arts Council 716 North Carson St., Suite A. Carson City, NV 89701 Telephone - (775) 687-6680 Facsimile - (775) 687-6688

Contemporary Arts Collective The Contemporary Arts Collective is a nonprofit art organization dedicated to presenting new, high-quality, visual, and performing art, while striving to build, educate, and sustain audiences for contemporary art. The CAC strives to provide a place where artists can learn about best practices, test new ideas in the public arena, and connect with fellow artists within and beyond our own community. http://www.cac-lasvegas.org/about.htm

TAPPI Scholarships TAPPI awards several scholarships relating to the pulp and papermaking industries. The William L. Cullison Scholarship is open to college sophomores who are interested in pursuing a career in the pulp, paper and converting industry. The scholarship provides $4,000 per year for the last two years of the winner’s undergraduate program. The award is tenable at two dozen colleges that have pulp and paper programs or which have TAPPI Student Chapters. The deadline is May 1. The TAPPI web site also lists a variety of other scholarships, ranging from the best paper award to scholarships for corrugated packaging. Most of these awards have a January 31 deadline. For more information, call 1-800-291-3145. http://www.tappi.org/

CCAD Scholarship Competition Each year, Community College of Art & Design (CCAD) awards tuition scholarships through a portfolio competition that is open to all high school seniors around the world. Scholarships range in value from $10,000 to $40,000 and are applied toward the cost of tuition. In addition, CCAD awards three full-tuition scholarships. Projects that emphasize drawing skills are highly encouraged. Each student must complete the CCAD application and submit a copy of his or her high school transcript and a letter of recommendation (from an art instructor or guidance counselor) before entering this competition. Students may mail their portfolio to CCAD (allow plenty of time for delivery) or drop it off in person to the Admissions Office. The judging committee is made up of a team of CCAD faculty members. Due to the size and scope of this competition and the attention given to each piece of art in each portfolio, CCAD holds portfolios for approximately three weeks. Students will be notified by mail as to the results of the scholarship competition. http://www.ccad.edu/admis-scholar.html Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these scholarships. Although some requirements are listed, they are only partial. We encourage you to contact these places directly to receive full and accurate information before submitting any application.

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