2019 High School Art Contest
Since 2012, Harmony Center has hosted an annual High School Art Contest to encourage arts in the schools and the talent of young artists. All works are displayed in a gallery-style setting and judged by a local professional artist. The contest is free to enter and open to all high school students. During the past years we have awarded over $7,000 in cash and prizes to student winners as well as prize ribbons and certificates of merit during a public awards ceremony. Don't miss out on an opportunity to show your work to the community during this two-day event in October.
How To Participate
DELIVER Student Artwork on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 3-5pm Deliver downstairs at 12907 Bailey Street, Whittier, 90601 - Corner of Bailey & Comstock in Uptown Whittier.
Awards Ceremony for the High School Art Contest will be held on Sunday during the Fair! Join us at 2:30 pm on October 20th 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 Roberto Chavez. See his profile below.
People's Choice Award Vote for your favorite student artwork Saturday only, from 9am-4pm.
Judging Categories 2019
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Take a walk through our gallery from 2018 High School Contest.
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2019 Contest Judge Roberto Chavez
Our judge for the 2019 High School Art Contest will be professional photographer and consultant Roberto Chavez, director of 562Creatives, Chair of Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, and Arts Commissioner for City of Whittier.
Roberto Chavez is an International Award Photographer who became interested in photography as a child, and obtained his bachelors in photography from the prestigious Art Center College of Design and a M.A.Ed. -Higher Education from Ashford University.
His original style and accurate eye for composition has taken him to many places, from publications to editorials and international venues such as galleries, where his work is exhibited on a regular basis especially in Germany, London, Spain, the Netherlands, and Paris, where he also happens to have a residence.
He has inspired a new generation of artists and photographers by giving lectures at different schools and universities including Rio Hondo College, Art Institute of Orange County, Cypress College, and the Cardinal Computer Academy at Whittier High School where he is a mentor for many students.
In his community, he has been appointed to the City of Whittier Cultural Arts Commission. He also serves on the board of the Whittier Historical Society and as president of the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation.
He has been named the Chairman for the past 9 years of the famous Hillcrest Festival of the Fine Arts in the City of La Habra Heights, CA. He is also a Core Member for the Art Society of Long Beach, CA as well as an active member of the French Association of Photography in Paris, France and the American Photographic Artists -Los Angeles Chapter.