High School 2015

  • Voided Insecurities by Michael Elizarraraz
    The title of my work of art is Voided Insecurities. In my work of art the main figure is ripping open a voided space, hands of Insecurity are raging...
    Voided Insecurities
    Michael Elizarraraz
    1st Place Winner
  • Metamorphosis by Aniana Burdette
    The painting represents transformation. The young girl is transitioning from an age of innocence into and age of experience. She is looking forward to her future and the adventures...
    Metamorphosis
    Aniana Burdette
    3rd Place Winner
  • Hannah's Project by Hannah Rose Ryan
    My painting is supposed to be a metaphor for the release of one's creativity onto a canvas. The image depicts various color paints dripping down the girls face, but...
    Hannah’s Project
    Hannah Rose Ryan
    2nd Place Winner
  • Voided Insecurities by Michael Elizarraraz
    The title of my work of art is Voided Insecurities. In my work of art the main figure is ripping open a voided space, hands of Insecurity are raging...
    Voided Insecurities
    Michael Elizarraraz
    1st Place Winner
  • Hannah's Project by Hannah Rose Ryan
    My painting is supposed to be a metaphor for the release of one's creativity onto a canvas. The image depicts various color paints dripping down the girls face, but...
    Hannah’s Project
    Hannah Rose Ryan
    2nd Place Winner
  • Metamorphosis by Aniana Burdette
    The painting represents transformation. The young girl is transitioning from an age of innocence into and age of experience. She is looking forward to her future and the adventures...
    Metamorphosis
    Aniana Burdette
    3rd Place Winner
  • A Cactus with Eyes on the Desert by Wendy Lopez
    The beauty of art is that we are allowed to do whatever we want. We don't have to explain any of it because it's art. Art can be about...
    A Cactus with Eyes on the Desert
    Wendy Lopez
  • A Girl on Top of Books Overlooking the Horizon by Christy Vazquez
    I believe that in order to be successful, you must have attributes that will bring you closer to your goal. Although, some people are not natural-born leaders, it is...
    A Girl on Top of Books Overlooking the Horizon
    Christy Vazquez
  • A Multitude of Images with an Abstract Rose on the Center of a Skeleton Hand at the Bottom by Oralia Soledad Jimenez
    What's Dark & What's Light? The theme of my painting is to not understand my style; it's to understand that trying to be perfect is much worse than just...
    A Multitude of Images with an Abstract Rose on the Center of a Skeleton Hand at the Bottom
    Oralia Soledad Jimenez
  • A World with People over it on a Rainbow Background by Yureyda Sanchez
    In my painting I want to represent the equality of genders. There should be no discrimination whether a man, woman, gay or lesbian. Each individual should be respected for...
    A World with People over it on a Rainbow Background
    Yureyda Sanchez
  • Adonis' Project by Adonis Aloksanian
    I started drawing when I was three. That's when my drawings started to portray actual objects. I have never taken an art class; not even at school. Everything that...
    Adonis’ Project
    Adonis Aloksanian
  • Adrian Lucy by Sophia Hernandez
    My inspiration for this art piece is my two year old niece, Adrian. Together we watched Walt Disney's “Dumbo” over and over again and it would bring us both...
    Adrian Lucy
    Sophia Hernandez
  • Ariel's Project by Ariel Alexandra Aviles
    The piece of work I created wasn't inspired by anything that my brain can distinctly interpret, it just sort of happened, which just means that my subconscious decided to...
    Ariel’s Project
    Ariel Alexandra Aviles
  • Ball is Life by Thomas K. Vasconez
    My concentration is based on “Ball is Life.” In my painting I use the Blow Fish to represent “Life” and the basketballs to represent “Ball.” I chose to make...
    Ball is Life
    Thomas K. Vasconez
  • Be The Hope by Jennifer Villa
    The title of my painting is Be The Hope. What I am trying to state here is the issue of Global Warming and how human activity is affecting our...
    Be The Hope
    Jennifer Villa
  • Cathie's Project by Cathie Morales
    This piece portrays a strong female figure representative of a celestial being. My intention for the piece is to communicate the concept of a futuristic universe. Here, one can...
    Cathie’s Project
    Cathie Morales
  • Circus Animal by Madeleine Wills
    My piece, “Circus Animal,” was inspired by the cruelty and inhumanity that animals of circuses are treated with. The constant pain and suffering along with humiliation that these beautiful...
    Circus Animal
    Madeleine Wills
  • City of LA by Alexis Gonzalez
    I come from Los Angeles and I live in the Westlake District area. My painting is called “City of LA.” I chose to paint this painting because I grew...
    City of LA
    Alexis Gonzalez
  • Coming Alive by Angela Cardenas
    My theme for this piece was music; I chose to paint with bright colors to make things really pop out. What inspired me was myself because I tend to...
    Coming Alive
    Angela Cardenas
  • Cruel World by Juliana Zamora
    I am a huge fan of Lana Del Rey! She is an artist that wears her heart on her sleeve.Vulnerability in a mean world is rough. Too many people...
    Cruel World
    Juliana Zamora
  • Damien's Project by Damien Perez
    Art has been a big part of my life ever since I was young. I remember I saw this artist painting a mural down the street from my house...
    Damien’s Project
    Damien Perez
  • Death is Approaching by Christian Martin
    The meaning for this painting is that we have a world full of natural beauty and is being tampered by ignorant fools. The tree represents the Mother Nature. The...
    Death is Approaching
    Christian Martin
  • El Mil Amores
    My canvas has to do with the skeleton singing about his retirement of thousands of loves. A pair of eyes took over his heart, and that this mariachi flirt...
    El Mil Amores, Day of the Dead, Familia
    Odalys Torres
  • Emanuel's Project by Emanuel Mosqueda
    Firstly, I chose to make all of my artwork Star Wars themed this year because of the connection I have with it. I really enjoy creating art pieces that...
    Emanuel’s Project
    Emanuel Mosqueda
  • Emmanuel's Project by Emmanuel Aguilar
    The reason I choose to paint what I did was because I wanted people to pass by and laugh when they saw a monkey. The purpose of the painting...
    Emmanuel’s Project
    Emmanuel Aguilar
  • Enrique's Project by Enrique Barba
    Enrique’s Project
    Enrique Barba
  • Free Willy by Natalie Libarian
    Have you ever won a fish at a fair? When looking at my canvas you will see a human hand holding a plastic bag in which contains an Orca...
    Free Willy
    Natalie Libarian
  • Freedom Death by Angel Guyton-Aiono
    It's been proven in today's society that over 2,000 soldiers die every year in war. Most of these soldiers either commit suicide, had an illness, or an injury. My...
    Freedom Death
    Angel Guyton-Aiono
  • Gian's Project by Gian Carlo Dino
    Composition wise, the piece consists of a fantasy mansion in a dense forest. The piece can be divided into three sections that are; the tree line, the mansion, and...
    Gian’s Project
    Gian Carlo Dino
  • Giovanne's Project by Giovanne Sanchez
    The reason why I chose to draw this is because it shows something that I like, which is sharks. The other main reason is because it shows that even...
    Giovanne’s Project
    Giovanne Sanchez
  • Greetings from California by April Sanchez
    There are endless possibilities when it comes to art. There aren't right or wrong answers, because art is a form of self-expression. That's why I appreciate it, because self-expression...
    Greetings from California
    April Sanchez
  • Hags in the Galaxy by Sam Quick
    My art conveys my colorful veins filled with inspiration, my bright red heart for the love of art, and my impacted mind filled with ideas. This was not a...
    Hags in the Galaxy
    Sam Quick
  • Hannah's Project by Hannah Rose Ryan
    My painting is supposed to be a metaphor for the release of one's creativity onto a canvas. The image depicts various color paints dripping down the girls face, but...
    Hannah’s Project
    Hannah Rose Ryan
    2nd Place Winner
  • Hector's Project by Hector Garcia
    I begin a piece by first finding the emotion I am trying to convey to the viewer. The work that I do is to capture a feeling that I...
    Hector’s Project
    Hector Garcia
  • Hire by Jason Rosales
    Hire
    Jason Rosales
  • Hope by Jemimah Valladores
    I chose the specific word, “Hope” to inspire others. I want to let them know that life is a constant battlefield and in order to survive, one must fight...
    Hope
    Jemimah Valladores
  • Jeffre's Project by Jeffre Martinez
    Jeffre’s Project
    Jeffre Martinez
  • Jose's Project by Jose Sanchez
    Jose’s Project
    Jose Sanchez
  • Kahirapan (Poverty) by John Machacon
    This art piece was inspired from my last visit to the Philippines, a place where there is more than what meets the eye. At first glance, this archipelago may...
    Kahirapan (Poverty)
    John Machacon
  • Lakers by Luis Olmos & Charles Li
    We are real Lakers fan. Growing up in Los Angeles, we felt inspired to pay tribute to the Lakers. In a sense, they're inspired by all of...
    Lakers
    Luis Olmos & Charles Li
  • Lebron James by Samantha Tobar
    The reason I chose to paint Lebron James is because he is my inspiration to do better. He's not only my inspiration but others too. People always told him...
    Lebron James
    Samantha Tobar
  • Let Out Your Inner Child by Lenor Aurora
    I painted this because many people are very serious and stoic; they forget to just relax and have fun. This idea came to me as I looked at my...
    Let Out Your Inner Child
    Lenor Aurora
  • Libre by Daisy Velasquez
    This piece is inspired by the movie, “Book of Life”. The main character is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. I frequently feel...
    Libre
    Daisy Velasquez
  • Lion Hearted by Adrian De Leon
    As a graffiti artist, I have always liked making precise lines and designs. Creating this canvas was way out of my comfort zone. The background of my canvas is...
    Lion Hearted
    Adrian De Leon
  • Magnetism by Steven Garcia
    As a music enthusiast, I understand the power of words. Music sends a message; both positive and negative. People are drawn to the vibe of a strong voice...it can...
    Magnetism
    Steven Garcia
  • Manuel's Project by Manuel Agustin Luna
    My drawing represents people all over the world from different cultures. How words hurt people without people noticing the harm they're causing. People feel that this world is clean...
    Manuel’s Project
    Manuel Agustin Luna
  • Medusa on Her Throne by Mariajose Salvatierra
    I chose to paint a picture of Medusa because I have always found Greek mythology fascinating. I wanted to portray her differently that all of the traditional paintings there...
    Medusa on Her Throne
    Mariajose Salvatierra
  • Memento Mori by Ariana Fisher
    Memento Mori derives from the Latin phrase “remember to die” – commonly related to the theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the...
    Memento Mori
    Ariana Fisher
  • Metamorphosis by Aniana Burdette
    The painting represents transformation. The young girl is transitioning from an age of innocence into and age of experience. She is looking forward to her future and the adventures...
    Metamorphosis
    Aniana Burdette
    3rd Place Winner
  • Modern by Angel Merida
    Modern
    Angel Merida
  • Painting the Universe on the Back of Her Hands by Alicia Schomer
    I was inspired by a poem by Sarah Kay titled If I should have a daughter. In her poem there is a line that says, “And I'm going to...
    Painting the Universe on the Back of Her Hands
    Alicia Schomer
  • Pakorn's Project by Pakorn Sunny Soontriyanond
    I draw cus I like what I make of it. Been drawing since a young'n and didn't get serious till high school it makes me feel cool.

    My piece is...

    Pakorn’s Project
    Pakorn Sunny Soontriyanond
  • Peace by Jia Javate
    I chose this particular word and design because during the time I created this piece, I was having personal problems. I thought of the world as a corruptive place....
    Peace
    Jia Javate
  • Prismatic Deconstruction of Animalist Fantasy by Lisa Brennan
    Basically, my piece is inspired by the metamorphoses piece we had to do for my Art 2 class. It honestly was really hard getting the fur to look like...
    Prismatic Deconstruction of Animalist Fantasy
    Lisa Brennan
  • Real Superheroes Don't Wear Capes by Alyssa Contreras
    Éis a tribute to the heroes that are all around us. Among them are the brave men and women who proudly serve and protect our country. They freely risk...
    Real Superheroes Don’t Wear Capes
    Alyssa Contreras
  • Rebirth by Priscilla Hernandez
    This piece is called Rebirth and is an interpretation of the word. It symbolizes a dark scene but still with bright colors and flowing lines. The skull represents what...
    Rebirth
    Priscilla Hernandez
  • Reck by Roque Lemus & Esmeralda Legaspi
    At times as a child, my siblings and I had nightmares of clowns. In our graffiti piece, the word, “Reck” applies to these dreams and their ability to destroy...
    Reck
    Roque Lemus & Esmeralda Legaspi
  • See Through My Eyes by Tatiana Romero
    My painting is about El Salvador, the Church is the representation of the “cathedral” in San Salvador and the bird is the national bird, the Torogoz. My goal with...
    See Through My Eyes
    Tatiana Romero
  • Self-Assured by Elizabeth Zamora
    One may appear to be timid, quiet and shy, but is actually confident in her own skin. I am at peace with who I am and what I see...
    Self-Assured
    Elizabeth Zamora
  • Silence Says More Then You Think by Hamlet Ghazaryan
    Graffiti is always known to be vandalism. However, it is another way of expressing your art style and what you as an artist feel inside. In my vision, females...
    Silence Says More Then You Think
    Hamlet Ghazaryan
  • Street Life by Kimberly Canseco-Rios
    The street for some teenagers, homeless, and misfortunate people is home. They suffer through hunger, danger or challenges. Everyone calls the streets dangerous, but I believe that we all...
    Street Life
    Kimberly Canseco-Rios
  • Sunny Eyed Up by Chelsy Lugo
    My work is a depiction of the whimsically absurd. It was fun to create and fun to look at.

    Thank you for allowing me to experience this amount of enjoyable...

    Sunny Eyed Up
    Chelsy Lugo
  • The High Priestess by Chrisoula Clark
    When creating this piece I drew my inspiration for the design from the tarot cards. When drawing and painting The High Priestess I wanted her to look like an...
    The High Priestess
    Chrisoula Clark
  • The Last Nobleman by Angel Avina
    Frankenstein is a “creature” built by a scientist. Despite having monster-like characteristics, he was a caring gentleman and found a mate, the Bride of Frankenstein. The painting signifies the...
    The Last Nobleman
    Angel Avina
  • The Pitbull by Rafael Morano
    My canvas was kind of a tribute to all the Pitbulls that had recently passed away. My Uncle's Red Nose dossier Pitbull died from cancer and my other Dossier...
    The Pitbull
    Rafael Morano
  • The Wolf by Arman Simonian
    This year I painted the wolf as he is howling. The wolf is one of the bravest animals in the jungle, as they are wild and will protect their...
    The Wolf
    Arman Simonian
  • Use Your Third Eye by Jacob Villa
    I have named it “Use your third eye” because using your third eye is very important. Most people only see with their two eyes and never use their third,...
    Use Your Third Eye
    Jacob Villa
  • Voided Insecurities by Michael Elizarraraz
    The title of my work of art is Voided Insecurities. In my work of art the main figure is ripping open a voided space, hands of Insecurity are raging...
    Voided Insecurities
    Michael Elizarraraz
    1st Place Winner
  • Wolf Girl by Saul Rodriguez
    My piece is called Wolf Girl. The reason I didn't make the lines straight is because nothing in life is perfect so that's what I wanted to represent. I...
    Wolf Girl
    Saul Rodriguez

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