High School 2014

  • Comfort by Diana Valeriano
    Las manos gigantes son parte del soporte de todas las gentes que me apoya y proteje.
    Comfort
    Diana Valeriano
    1st Place Winner
  • Thought by Liam King
    I was inspired by this image and found myself in deep thought. It is the simplicity of a simple moment captured in one's life.
    Thought
    Liam King
    2nd Place Winner
  • Lost in my Daydreams by Sarah Gutierrez
    The title contains the word I used in the canvas, and I called it that because the picture depicts someone getting lost in their dreams. The background being blank...
    Lost in my Daydreams
    Sarah Gutierrez
    3rd Place Winner
  • Comfort by Diana Valeriano
    Las manos gigantes son parte del soporte de todas las gentes que me apoya y proteje.
    Comfort
    Diana Valeriano
    1st Place Winner
  • Thought by Liam King
    I was inspired by this image and found myself in deep thought. It is the simplicity of a simple moment captured in one's life.
    Thought
    Liam King
    2nd Place Winner
  • Lost in my Daydreams by Sarah Gutierrez
    The title contains the word I used in the canvas, and I called it that because the picture depicts someone getting lost in their dreams. The background being blank...
    Lost in my Daydreams
    Sarah Gutierrez
    3rd Place Winner
  • Alejandro's Project by Alejandro Payan
    My Theme for this artwork was expression of feeling. I did not choose a single color to work with and I varied the amount of color I put into...
    Alejandro’s Project
    Alejandro Payan
  • Babyboy by Victor Zapata
    I am showing the innocence of birth and the beauty of life.
    Babyboy
    Victor Zapata
  • Brianna's Project by Brianna Duarte
    Growing up in Boyle Heights, I have been exposed to a rich amount of culture and art, especially graffiti and murals, since I was a baby. Many people in...
    Brianna’s Project
    Brianna Duarte
  • Chicana by Silvia Curiel
    My art piece is in honor of my culture. The three faces resemble maturity and wisdom.
    Chicana
    Silvia Curiel
  • Clarity by Javier Moreno
    Black History Month. A Month Which is Rarely Known Ñ Clarity is Shown.

    The materials I used are spray paint, scotch tape, sharpie markers and butcher paper. The reason I...

    Clarity
    Javier Moreno
  • Collision by Stella Yena Kim
    My artwork titled Collision is about an expression of fashion. There are two different faces combined together in the middle of a canvas who are the great fashion models...
    Collision
    Stella Yena Kim
  • Comfort by Diana Valeriano
    Las manos gigantes son parte del soporte de todas las gentes que me apoya y proteje.
    Comfort
    Diana Valeriano
    1st Place Winner
  • Create by Rodrigo Lomeli
    Cre-ate Verb (used with object), Cre-at-ed, Cre-at-ing. 1 - to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary...
    Create
    Rodrigo Lomeli
  • Creativity by Roxanne Hernandez
    AP studio art students have to focus on a concentration for their pieces in second semester. This semester, I decided to focus on “nature in disguise”. Although most of...
    Creativity
    Roxanne Hernandez
  • Creativity Comes from Within by Ariana Fisher
    I chose the words, “Creativity Comes from Within” because it accurately represents the overall theme of my piece. Originally, I was inspired by the quote, “Monsters don't sleep under...
    Creativity Comes from Within
    Ariana Fisher
  • Earth is our mother
    The thought behind this painting is the ecological downfall we have been experiencing and the role we play in it. The painting is a play on the traditional idea...
    Earth is our mother, not our slave
    Marisa Saldana
  • El Dia de los Muertos by Erik Garcia
    I chose to draw sugar skulls and a rose in order to show my family's heritage. They are symbols of "El D’a de los Muertos" (or The Day of...
    El Dia de los Muertos
    Erik Garcia
  • Eye on the Prize by Michael Verdin
    My piece represents what we seek in life. As a poet/musician it was hard for me to stick to one idea, but then “BAM” It came to me in...
    Eye on the Prize
    Michael Verdin
  • Feel it in Your Bones by Hannah Rose Ryan
    I chose to use the words, “Feel it in Your Bones” as the main aspect of the painting to remind people to be passionate about the things they do,...
    Feel it in Your Bones
    Hannah Rose Ryan
  • Frank's Project by Frank Hernandez
    I got into tattooing because all my family does it. It triggered a love of art in my system and I just started drawing. My cousin showed me how...
    Frank’s Project
    Frank Hernandez
  • Free Your Mind by Giovanni Perez
    I decided to write “Free Your Mind” on my canvas because we live in a world where are cannot be expressed on the walls of the streets legally. Working...
    Free Your Mind
    Giovanni Perez
  • Graffiti is Art by Edgar Marquez
    Graffiti is art, people usually see it as vandalism but it's actually just a different way or art. It's a different way to express yourself and your feelings. Sometimes...
    Graffiti is Art
    Edgar Marquez
  • Hydra by Jacqueline Hernandez
    My art is about a water dragon named Hydra, which lived on a swamp but now lives in the ocean in fear to be killed by Heracles. I have...
    Hydra
    Jacqueline Hernandez
  • Ignorance: Living is Easy with Eyes Closed by Kendle White
    I painted this piece and chose this quote to match it because I wanted to speak about ignorance, and the way that humans handle problems in the world. The...
    Ignorance: Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
    Kendle White
  • Imagination by Alejandra Jandes & Rubelina Joaquin
    Painting this graffiti portrait inspired us to be imaginative and creative in our work. To go wild in our imagination, with all the different colors. In graffiti or in...
    Imagination
    Alejandra Jandes & Rubelina Joaquin
  • Imagine
    The words imagine, create and believe are the 3 major words that have to do with art. I use these words when I want to draw, I first imagine...
    Imagine, Create and Believe
    Ezequiel Garcia & Ana Tolentino
  • Influence
    This piece that I've done is not named. The style of this painting is a new style that I had recently picked up and it's only been one year...
    Influence, Passion, Art
    Arman Simonian
  • Katherine's Project by Katherine Hernandez
    Katherine’s Project
    Katherine Hernandez
  • Liberty Over Graffiti by Osualdo Garcia & Jennifer Gomez & Victor Escobar
    My group and I did a graffiti piece using the word liberty. We chose to use this word for simply many reasons. One of the reasons is that all...
    Liberty Over Graffiti
    Osualdo Garcia & Jennifer Gomez & Victor Escobar
  • Life Goes On by Paris Armienta
    My theme is Dia De Los Muertos because I love the idea of remembering your loved ones that past or those who we don't know but still celebrate them....
    Life Goes On
    Paris Armienta
  • Lizeth's Project by Lizeth Rios
    Lizeth’s Project
    Lizeth Rios
  • Lost in my Daydreams by Sarah Gutierrez
    The title contains the word I used in the canvas, and I called it that because the picture depicts someone getting lost in their dreams. The background being blank...
    Lost in my Daydreams
    Sarah Gutierrez
    3rd Place Winner
  • Love by Helen Yousef
    My canvas is about all the different types of Love in the world. We think that love is “suppose” to be “PERFECT”. Really love is messy and always changing....
    Love
    Helen Yousef
  • Melancholy by Jennie Romero
    My canvas, MELANCHOLY, is supposed to represent a sad Aztec love story. I drew the warrior Popocateptl on the ride side with a blank shaking face with his Aztec...
    Melancholy
    Jennie Romero
  • Moo! by Marcos Gutierrez
    Andy Warhol inspired the colors I used in this painting. The cow stencil was inspired by Banksy, the most famous stencil artist. Banksy inspired me to make my own...
    Moo!
    Marcos Gutierrez
  • Natalie's Project by Natalie Libarion
    My submission to the graffiti art contest is purposely to inform people about something that maybe they've never thought of. My inspiration for the piece was a sudden thought,...
    Natalie’s Project
    Natalie Libarion
  • Not so Young Child by Elvis Sierra
    Growing up I always had a passion for art. It was either coloring in my captain America color book or learning how to draw spider man. As I got...
    Not so Young Child
    Elvis Sierra
  • Oprah by Leanh Nhung
    The name of this art piece is called, “Oprah,” and it was inspired by one of the most amazing painter I've ever seen. His name is David Flores, his...
    Oprah
    Leanh Nhung
  • Oscar's Project by Oscar Ruiz
    In my art piece I want to represent that life is beautiful even if it has its obstacles. Going to the beach in Santa Monica inspired me; watching people...
    Oscar’s Project
    Oscar Ruiz
  • Paphatsara's Project by Paphatsara Glapanon
    This Artist is from Thailand, has been living in Los Angeles about a year and speaks very little English.
    Paphatsara’s Project
    Paphatsara Glapanon
  • Pay Attention to the Bubbles by Stephanie Higareda
    My artwork is called, Pay attention to the Bubbles because people should start paying attention to others' emotions and feelings, not ignore them and provoke them to do something...
    Pay Attention to the Bubbles
    Stephanie Higareda
  • Phutthiphong's Project by Phutthiphong Puangkham
    This Artist is also from Thailand, has been living in Los Angeles about six months and does not yet speak English
    Phutthiphong’s Project
    Phutthiphong Puangkham
  • Pink blooms on the tree Released from winter's cold spell Spring has been set free by Kimberly Flores & Olivia Mendoza
    SPRING! We chose to do our piece on the theme of spring. Our piece consists of Japanese cherry blossoms blooming on a tree with a fading blue background. This...
    Pink blooms on the tree Released from winter’s cold spell Spring has been set free
    Kimberly Flores & Olivia Mendoza
  • Reach by Liam King
    The Title of my art piece is “Reach” as in reaching for glory. I am looking to someone else's hands for my glory, and holes represent the loopholes of...
    Reach
    Liam King
  • Samantha's Project by Samantha Raigosa
    My painting is about two very different people that love each other. It's a way of showing my feelings even if the person can't see it. This painting resembles...
    Samantha’s Project
    Samantha Raigosa
  • Saulo's Project by Saulo Caninos
    Saulo’s Project
    Saulo Caninos
  • The Fall of Man by Samantha Vanillo
    My art is based off what I see in the world around me. I use color, texture and imagination to put my ideas onto a canvas. My graffiti art...
    The Fall of Man
    Samantha Vanillo
  • The Path is yours to choose by Daniel Najarro
    My artwork is based off my idea of what life truly is. The sidewalk is basically the path of life and I made it thin so if one were...
    The Path is yours to choose
    Daniel Najarro
  • Thought by Liam King
    I was inspired by this image and found myself in deep thought. It is the simplicity of a simple moment captured in one's life.
    Thought
    Liam King
    2nd Place Winner
  • Tiffany's Project by Tiffany Tustin
    The reason I did this painting was because I saw this Henna hand at a fair once and it had the eye in the middle and the symbol meant...
    Tiffany’s Project
    Tiffany Tustin
  • Trains of Thought by Patrick Cunanan
    My main subject, the train yard with graffiti, was chosen because of my desire to depict the randomness of consciousness while mixed with the perception of “almost” real as...
    Trains of Thought
    Patrick Cunanan
  • Tweety by Alberto Guardado
    I am just a 17-year-old boy trying to make new drawings come to life for others to enjoy.ÊI grew up with the feeling to express everyday life.ÊI'm a Hispanic...
    Tweety
    Alberto Guardado
  • Under pressure by Ruby Cornejo
    I want to represent the fact that when you hold on to things inside, you tend to feel like you have to carry out that weight with you everywhere....
    Under pressure
    Ruby Cornejo
  • Vanessa's Project by Vanessa Cruz
    My name is Vanessa Cruz, I go to Frontier High School and I'm a senior. The reason I chose to do this art contest was because I love a...
    Vanessa’s Project
    Vanessa Cruz
  • Wake up Make Something by Robert Cruz
    In my art piece I want to represent that for every matter in life one should never give up and always be on top for every situation. “I dream...
    Wake up Make Something
    Robert Cruz
  • Worldview by Elizabeth Johnson
    My art piece is called The Worldview of the Checkerboard Prince. The quote used in my work is I forge life, this is used to explain how my artwork...
    Worldview
    Elizabeth Johnson

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