Merced County Honors High School Art Show 2018

The Merced County Arts Council with the Merced County Office of Education presents

An annual exhibition showcasing artwork from high schools across Merced County.

photographs by John Miller

This is a yearly invitational for high school art students across the county in photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, digital design and printmaking. The purpose of this exhibition is to highlight the young, artistic talent in our communities.

photographs by John Miller

The students featured in this year's exhibition come from Merced, El Capitan, Atwater, Le Grand, Livingston, Los Banos, Pacheco, and Delhi High Schools.

Many thanks to our high school art teachers, guiding the next generation of artists in Merced County:

El Capitan High-Sara Gremillion-Hill, Lauren Petiti, Matt Bogard

Merced High-Del Camara

Atwater High-Laura Eckman, Robin Thomas

Le Grand High-Frank Ayala

Los Banos High-Trinidad Gallegos

Delhi High-Stephanie Conrardy

Pacheco High-Melissa Mathis

Livingston HS-Lily Walker

2018 Award Winners

This year's Best in Show is Face, a pencil drawing by Diana Presas. Diana attends El Capitan High School and is a student in Sara Gremillion-Hill's class.

Here are the other award winners, divided by media categories:

Acrylic Painting

1st Jellyfish Love, Amara Quntanilla, ECHS, Gremillion-Hill

2nd Fox, Fatima Almanza, LGHS, Ayala

3rd Jeff, Jasmine Trujillo, LGHS, Ayala


1st Stairs, Peter Gillis, ECHS, Gremillion-Hill

2nd Relaxation Vacation, Kendra Gerstenberg, LBHS, Gallegos


1st Boise, Ulises Quintara, MHS, Camara

2nd Face, Diana Presas, ECHS, Germillion-Hill

3rd (tie) Death Hibernates, Anna Garza, LHS, Walker; Unforgiven, Emma Brass, MHS, Camara


1st An Inspirational Walk In the Valley Sunrise, Bryant Camp, LBHS, Gallegos

2nd Do You Have The Happiness of a Three Year-Old?, StephanieWestbrook, LBHS, Gallegos

3rd Happy Waterfall, Cheyenne Upper, AHS, Eckman


1st Spatter Platter, Halle Kuhl, ECHS, Petiti

2nd Ignorance Is Bliss, Selena Spengler, ECHS, Bogard

3rd Wonder Woman, Darah Carrillo, AHS, Eckman


1st (tie) Patience And Strength, Amanda Patoja and Lylah Carranza, LBHS, Gallegos; Strength, Manzi Patel, LBHS, Gallegos

2nd Catrina Doll, Cheyenne Upper, AHS, Thomas

Honorable Mention

Purple Petals, Joshua Aguilar, Drawing, ECHS, Gremillion-Hill

Little Sign Of Hope, Melina Cruz, Acrylic, DHS, Conrardy

Kyunsoo, Cromwell Jonas DeGuzman, Digital, ECHS, Bogard

Float On, Drawing, Oscar Fuentes, DHS, Conrardy

Hawaiian Spectrum, Trent Christiansen, 3-D, PHS, Mathis

This free exhibition runs until March 31st, 2018. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

To read the Merced County Times article on this exhibition, click here.

Merced County Arts Council

645 W. Main Street

Merced, CA 95340



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