2017 High School Art Contest
Awards Ceremony for the High School Art Contest will be held on Sunday during the Fair! Join us at 2:30 pm on October 22nd to support students who are participating this year. Cash prizes, ribbons, and certificates will be awarded on stage in back of Harmony Hall. Judging will be done prior to the fair by local artist Holly Overin. See her profile below.
People's Choice Award Vote for your favorite student artwork Saturday only, from 9am-4pm.
DELIVER Student Artwork on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 3-5pm Deliver downstairs at 12907 Bailey Street, Whittier, 90601 - Corner of Bailey & Comstock in Uptown Whittier.
2017 Judging Categories
Scroll down to read about Holly Overin, our judge for the
2017 H S Art Contest!
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2017 Contest Judge
The 2017 Contest Judge
Our judge for the 2017 High School Art Contest will be local professional artist Holly Overin who is a member of the Whittier Art Association and a talented painter, and teacher.
Holly has been re-creating animal life and nature in various art mediums for as long as she can remember. Artistic self-expression was greatly encouraged by her ‘plein air’ painter/mother, Janet Church who activated an enthusiasm in Holly for utilizing oils and watercolors to record the rapidly disappearing southern California landscape where she grew up.
In high school, Holly studied with award-winning children’s book writer and illustrator, Taro Yashima, whose artistic vision incorporated both Eastern and Western painting traditions. After graduating from The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California and taking art and animation classes at Los Angeles City College, Holly came home to Whittier and began teaching art principles privately and in public after-school art programs.
“I think that learning how to draw, paint or sculpt is a process that anyone who truly desires it can readily discover. As an artist and art teacher, I am happy to be a contributor to this transformational process. I believe that either by creating art or appreciating art, we can travel into our society’s collective ideas as well as experience individual insights of life’s past, present and future, thus discovering the unknown in ourselves and in the ever- changing world around us.”
Holly teaches adults and children the tools of art. Her method helps students understand how to convey form, impressionist color harmonies, composition and perspective in oils. More of Holly’s work, as well as her mother’s paintings, can be viewed at Clayton’s Framing on Bright Avenue in Whittier. To read an expanded statement from Holly, visit the Whittier Artists page.