2018 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 21st 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 Donna Larson. 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 3, 2018 from 4-6pm Deliver downstairs at 12907 Bailey Street, Whittier, 90601 - Corner of Bailey & Comstock in Uptown Whittier.
2018 Judging Categories
Scroll down to read about Donna Larson,
our judge for the
2018 H S Art Contest!
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2018 Contest Judge
The 2018 Contest Judge
Our judge for the 2018 High School Art Contest will be local professional artist Donna Larson who is a member of the Whittier Art Association a talented painter, and teacher.
I have always been interested in all kinds of art and have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I have a fine arts degree from Cal State Fullerton specializing in drawing and painting. While working full time and raising two boys, I continued to take art classes and settled on Chinese Brush Painting to explore and perfect. I became intrigued with the loose and free style of this type of painting called Po Mo (meaning to throw ink or paint). The brush dances across the paper, laying down paint in a spontaneous manner. In the past, I have studied Chinese Brush Painting with Ning Yeh, and I'm taking a watercolor class with Tom Fong.
After retiring, I have had time to develop my watercolor techniques (a combination of eastern and western styles). My subject matter comes from the places I've been and the things I have seen. Besides landscapes, I love to paint animals, especially horses. Watercolor lets me depict my enthusiasm for nature's beauty. I like to capture the light within the white paper, by surrounding it with dark shadows and various textures. To me, light represents energy.
I have exhibited in the Whittier City Hall, The Community Theater, and in the Whittier Library. I belong to the Whittier Art Gallery, La Habra Art Association, and Chaffey Community Art Association. I have participated in member shows with these groups and received awards. I participate in the Hillcrest Fine Art Festival each year, entering the juried show and demonstrating how I burn designs on hard shell gourds.
Read Donna’s full bio here.