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ArtX Student Art Competition Winners Announced

ArtX logo

(May 5, 2011) – The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to announce the winners of ArtX 2011, a juried art competition and exhibition for all high school students, grades 9 – 12, who attend school or live in Claremont, California. Public, private and home-schooled students were invited to participate. ArtX is an exciting opportunity for high school student artists to learn and experience the finer points of the competition and exhibition process.

Best in Show winner Cory Paringer

Best in Show winner Cory Paringer

Seventy-seven entries were accepted and judged by a panel of professional artists and arts educators. Winners were announced May 4th at the exhibition opening reception, attended by 150 people in the Ginger Elliott Gallery at Memorial Park. Cash awards were given to the artwork that placed in the categories of Best of Show ($300) plus First ($200), Second ($150) and Third ($100) place and Honorable Mentions ($50) in each of two categories: mixed media and photography.

Winning artwork will be on display at the Ginger Elliot Gallery at Claremont Heritage’s Garner House at Memorial Park, 840 North Indian Hill Blvd. through May 15: Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon- 5pm. All entries are exhibited on the Claremont Museum of Art website www.claremontmuseum.org. ArtX is made possible by a substantial donation from a CMA member. The Ginger Elliot Gallery exhibition space for ArtX has been generously underwritten by Gould Asset Management LLC of Claremont.

The Winners

Best of Show: Cory Paringer, Claremont High School, Grade 11. “Oil Spill”, 2011. Pencil drawing on paper.

First Place Mixed Media: Tyler Sharpnac, Claremont High School, Grade 9. “Art Matters”, Spray paint, paint pens, oil paint, Sharpies on canvas.

Second Place Mixed Media: Timmy Luong, Claremont High School, Grade 12. “Untitled”, Charcoal and pastel.

Third Place Mixed Media: Sarah Hammado, Claremont High School, Grade 10. “United We Stand”, Acrylic paint.

First Place Photography: Will Stanger, Claremont High School, Grade 10. “Duplicity”, Digital photography collage

Second Place Photography: Marvin Carabante, Claremont High School, Grade 10. “Griffith Observatory”, Digital photography collage

Third Place Photography: Paul Cho, Claremont High School, Grade 11. “Depth of Field”, Digital Photography

ArtX…the X is for excellence, eXtraordinary and X marks the spot for Claremont’s student artists!

The theme for ArtX2011, What Matters?, was particularly appropriate for the times. Not only did the theme provide both a global and local source of inspiration for artists, it could also be interpreted on a very personal level.

ArtX focused on two-dimensional forms of artistic expression: multimedia and photography. Artwork was be reviewed and critiqued by a panel of judges comprised of professional working artists and arts educators. How students interpreted the competition’s theme, What Matters? was extremely important. The resulting exhibition showcases the creative talents of high school level student artists currently working in the City of Claremont.

Faces Behind the Scene

Lori Lama and Cory Paringer

Lama Evans Lama congratulates Best of Show winner Cory Paringer.

As the director of arts education for the Claremont Museum of Art (2007-2009), Lori Evans Lama created the ArtX project for high school students and the aRtPM graffiti art project for middle school students along with a comprehensive menu of public gallery programs. Prior to her work with CMA, Lori was a senior programming staff member at PBS and later a vice president/broadcast executive for an international media company. Lori is also an award-winning writer, director and producer.

ArtX Judges and Judging Process

Judging of student artwork entered in the ArtX competition was based on creativity and originality, skill and technique, artistic vision and style and execution of the theme “What Matters?” Each piece of student artwork was evaluated using a standardized rubric, a printed set of rules and instructions used to guide the judges. Then, the artwork was judged on a simple rating scale and calculated to determine the winning entries.

Judges included noted Claremont water color painter and founding Claremont Museum of Art Board member, Jim Fuller; practicing artist and Scripps College faculty member, Nancy Macko; artist and arts educator at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Jeanne Steffan; Pomona Arts Colony gallery owner and painter, Juan Thorp; and museum program and outreach manager for Pomona College Museum of Art in Claremont, Jessica Wimbley.

ArtX Exhibition hours details
Sunday, May 8 – Noon-5 PM
Thursday, May 5 – 3 PM-6 PM
Friday, May 6 – 3 PM-7:30 PM
Saturday, May 7 – Noon-5 PM
Friday, May 13 – 3 PM-6 PM
Saturday, May 14 – Noon-5 PM
Sunday, May 15 – Noon-5 PM

ArtX Archive Website

 

Claremont Museum of Art Launches Pledge Drive to Fund Art Education Programs

(February 21, 2011) – As public funding for school art programs shrink, we feel the Claremont Museum of Art can fill an important role in providing art education to Claremont youth through our three education projects: Family Art activities, ArtX student art competition and Project ARTstART.

I am please to announce the CMA Education Program pledge drive and hope that you will join us in supporting these projects. A generous supporter has contributed $10,000 to fund ArtX 2011 and the Spring event is well underway. Members of the board have made significant contributions to start our Education fund and we are in the process of identifying and applying for relevant grants.

Our goal is to collect pledges totaling $120,000, enough to fully fund the first two years of the program.

Please visit our website www.claremont museum.org for further details. If we meet that goal, we will launch ARTstART in the Fall of 2011.

– Sandy Baldonado, CMA Board President

ARTstART Art Appreciation Program

Rich Deeley

Rich Deely

Project ARTstART, directed by Rich Deely, will train high school and college students to provide exhibit-based art lessons for elementary school students. By bringing high-quality, art appreciation classes and activities to the Claremont school system, we hope to inspire, promote under-standing of art and highlight Claremont’s rich artistic history.

We have prepared a detailed 5-year plan and we are ready to launch the pilot program as soon as funding is available.

Claremont Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Bonnie Bell says “We believe this partnership will create meaningful experiences for our students — providing them with an opportunity to learn about what our community has to offer, augment our continuing work in the classroom, and strengthen ties between our district and other institutions.”

Under Project ARTstART, Museum consultants will recruit district high school and college students as teachers and mentors. These ARTstART Teens will be trained as docents to offer multi-visit arts appreciation lessons to elementary students, both in the classroom, and in local museum settings. As part of their training, ARTstART Teens will learn about how to plan presentations that employ Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and interact with art educators, artists, curators, and students from The Claremont Colleges.

Once prepared for their role, ARTstART Teens will work with educators at Sycamore Elementary School to deliver lessons to students related to art exhibitions at Claremont area museums and galleries. The program will conclude with a hands-on art project inspired by the exhibitions, and shaped by classroom teachers, ARTstART Teens, and the elementary students themselves. The program will eventually serve all elementary students in the district.

An independent museum consultant with over 15 years’ work in the museum field, Rich Deely has worked as an educator in art, history, and science museums in New York, North Carolina, and California. Originally from New York City, Rich has BA degrees in both history and communications from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in Manhattan. He has planned and implemented two successful museum-based youth docent programs, one of which won national recognition through the Coming Up Taller Award for Excellence in Youth Programming in 2007.

ArtX Student Art Competition

Lori Evans Lama

Lori Evans Lama

ArtX, directed by Lori Evans Lama, is a reprise of the 2009 juried student art competition and exhibition. It’s open to students in grades 9-12, who live in Claremont and attend public or private school or are home-schooled.

Artwork must address the ArtX theme “What Matters?” and winners will receive cash prizes.

The ArtX website, containing registration information and entry form, will launch on February 21 at www.claremontmuseum.org. Entries will be collected in April. Winners will be announced and exhibited in early May. ArtX is made possible by a generous donation from a CMA member. The Ginger Elliot Gallery exhibition space for ArtX has been generously underwritten by Gould Asset Management LLC of Claremont.

As the director of arts education for the Claremont Museum of Art (2007-2009), Lori Evans Lama created the ArtX project for high school students and the aRtPM graffiti art project for middle school students along with a comprehensive menu of public gallery programs.

Prior to her work with CMA, Lori was a senior programming staff member at PBS and later a vice president/broadcast executive for an international media company. Lori is also an award-winning writer, director and producer.

Family Art Activities

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes

The Family Art Program, directed by Mary Hughes, presents creative art activities for children at City festivals. Local art educators and volunteers plan, prepare and guide young visitors in hands-on art projects.

It is inspiring to see the hundreds of enthusiastic children filling the seats of the art tables throughout the day.

Look for our booth in April at the Packing House, at the Fourth of July Celebration in Memorial Park, at Village Venture and at the Padua Hills Art Fiesta in November. Mary Hughes has been an active volunteer with the Claremont Museum of Art since its earliest days. She has an MFA in Drawing and Painting from CSU Long Beach and BAs in Art and in Communications. She has taught Studio Art courses, Art Appreciation, and Art History at the College level and at the Junior High level for 13 years.

She has also taught Art Enrichment Classes to all grades at the Elementary level for the past two decades. As an artist who shows both locally and nationally, Mary works with layering on canvas, paper and silk.

ArtX…the X is for excellence, eXtraordinary and X marks the spot for Claremont’s student artists!

(February 21, 2011) – This is where Claremont’s student artists will want to be.

ArtX is an exciting opportunity for high school student artists to learn and experience the finer points of the competition and exhibition process. Last held in 2009 by the Claremont Museum of Art, ArtX is a juried art competition and exhibition for all high school students, grades 9 – 12, who attend school or live in Claremont, California. Public, private and home-schooled students are invited to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded. All ArtX activities will be held in the Ginger Elliot Gallery at Claremont Heritage’s Garner House at Memorial Park.

The theme for ArtX2011, What Matters?, is particularly appropriate for the times. Not only does the theme provide both a global and local source of inspiration for artists, it can also be interpreted on a very personal level.

ArtX focuses on two-dimensional forms of artistic expression: multimedia visual arts and photography. Artwork will be reviewed and critiqued by a panel of judges comprised of professional working artists and arts educators. How students interpret the competition’s theme, What Matters? will be extremely important. The resulting exhibition will showcase the creative talents of high school level student artists currently working in the City of Claremont.

Entries will be accepted April 18 and 19. Judging by a panel of professional artists and arts educators will take place April 21st. The exhibition, held in the Ginger Elliott Gallery located at the Garner House at Memorial Park, will open May 4th with an artists’ reception open to the community starting at 5:30pm. Winners will be announced.

All of the eligibility, registration and deadline information students will need to know to enter the ArtX competition are available on the Claremont Museum of Art website at www.claremontmuseum.org.

ArtX is made possible by a generous donation from a CMA member. The Ginger Elliot Gallery exhibition space for ArtX has been generously underwritten by Gould Asset Management LLC of Claremont.

Lori Evans Lama

Lori Evans Lama

As the director of arts education for the Claremont Museum of Art (2007-2009), Lori Evans Lama created the ArtX project for high school students and the aRtPM graffiti art project for middle school students along with a comprehensive menu of public gallery programs. Prior to her work with CMA, Lori was a senior programming staff member at PBS and later a vice president/broadcast executive for an international media company. Lori is also an award-winning writer, director and producer. You can contact Lori Evans Lama at artxinfo@gmail.com

ARTX JUDGES & JUDGING PROCESS

Judging of student artwork entered in the ArtX competition will be based on creativity and originality, skill and technique, artistic vision and style and execution of the theme “What Matters?” Cash prizes will once again be awarded to the winners. Each piece of student artwork will be evaluated using a standardized rubric, a printed set of rules and instructions used to guide the judges. Then, the artwork will be judged on a simple rating scale that will be calculated to determine the winning entries.

Cash awards will be given to those pieces of artwork that place in the categories of Best of Show ($300) plus First ($200), Second ($150) and Third ($100) place and Honorable Mentions ($50) in each of two categories: mixed media/visual arts and photography. Winning artwork will be on display at the Ginger Elliott Gallery in Memorial Park. All entries will be exhibited on the Claremont Museum of Art website.2011 ArtX JUDGES (alphabetically)

Robert Flick
Robert is a Southern California photographer. A native of Holland, he received his MA and MFA from UCLA. He was a Getty Scholar and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Robbert has been showing his photographs for 30+ years both nationally and internationally including a 30-year retrospective at LACMA in 2004 accompanied by a monograph, Robert Flick: Trajectories, jointly published by LACMA and Steidl Verlag, Germany. From 1976 until 2006, he headed the photography program at USC Roski School of Fine Arts. Robbert was a judge for the 2009 ArtX student competition.

James Fuller
Jim Fuller received his MA from UC, Berkeley in 1953 and taught painting, drawing, sculpture and
printmaking at several schools including UC, Berkeley; Cal State, LA; UC, Davis; the Laguna Beach School of Art, and finally, Scripps College in Claremont. Jim is Professor Emeritus at Scripps College and is best known as a Claremont watercolor painter. Throughout Jim’s long career, he has been the recipient of numerous awards, and participated in solo shows throughout California. He is former founding Board member of the Claremont Museum of Art.

Nancy Macko
A member of the faculty at Scripps College since 1986, Nancy has been Director of the Scripps Digital Art Program since 1990. Originally from New York, she received her graduate degrees from UC, Berkeley with a concentration in painting and printmaking. She is a practicing artist and has produced 20 solo exhibitions and participated in over 140 exhibitions. She has also been active in the broader field of fine arts including museum work and curating. Nancy currently works in painting, printmaking, digital media, photography, video, and installation.

Jeanne Steffan
Jeanne currently teaches high school at Chaffey High School in Rancho Cucamonga. She received her received BA from UC Davis and an MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University. She paints and works in tiled murals. She has exhibited her work in venues as diverse as Kellogg Gallery, dA Center for the Arts and the Folk Music Center. In addition to teaching in public and private schools and several colleges, Steffan has completed private commissions and continues to work actively. Jeanne served as an ArtX judge in 2009.

Juan Thorpe
Juan is a painter who uses acrylic on canvas or panel as his primary media. His paintings are inspired by machines, technology and nature. He studied fine art at Cal Poly Pomona where he received his BFA degree. Juan lives, works and creates art in Pomona, CA in the Pomona Arts Colony. He is an active artist with regular exhibitions of his paintings in Southern California museums, universities and galleries. Along with his wife, Susie Eaton, they curate shows at their gallery, Bunny Gunner.

Jessica Wimbley
Jessica is currently the Museum Educator/Arts Coordinator for Pomona College Museum of Art in
Claremont. She received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA in Visual Arts from UC, Davis. She exhibits her work locally and throughout the U.S. Wimbley has taught visual art and art history courses at the college level and has served as a visiting lecturer to a number of institutions. Jessica is currently a candidate for a duel degree MA Arts Management and Executive MBA in Claremont Graduate University’s Arts Management Program. She is an active member of Emerging Art Leaders of LA, board member of Museum Educators of Southern California, and acts as a Mentor in Claremont Graduate University’s Minority Mentor Program. She is the recipient of the 2010 California Association of Museums Fellowship.

ArtX: Student Art Competition and Exhibition

April 24 – May 3, 2009

Best of Show: Nina Liss-Schultz Claremont High School, Grade 12 Gender Blending, 2009 (021-09) Oil paint, charcoal, conté 18.5” x 39.5”

Best of Show:
Nina Liss-Schultz
Claremont High School, Grade 12
Gender Blending, 2009 (021-09)
Oil paint, charcoal, conté
18.5” x 39.5”

ArtX was a juried art competition and exhibition for all high school students, grades 9 – 12, who attend school or live in Claremont, California. Public, private and home‐schooled students were invited. As long as a student lives or attends school in Claremont, and is receiving an education equivalent to the 9th through 12th grade level, he or she were eligible to enter this competition. Cash prizes were awarded. This year’s 7 winning works plus 14 honorable mentions were displayed by the Claremont Museum of Art April 24 – May 3, 2009.