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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Generations Juried Art Contest Winners Announced

First, Second and Third place pieces selected from 221 entries

PALMDALE – Hundreds gathered on Friday evening, Aug. 25 as the City of Palmdale announced the winners of the 9th annual Generations Juried Art Contest during a reception and exhibit held simultaneously at Legacy Commons and Palmdale Playhouse.

The winning art was selected from 221 works submitted by 91 local and regional artists. This year saw the most submissions of artwork for consideration than any other year of this exhibit. All selected works will be on display through Oct. 6. For exhibit hours please call 661/267-5904.

The artists recognized in the 12 years and younger category: first place Gabriela Sotelo, Last Flight; second place Allyson Calzada, Lake Shore Drive; third place Madelyn Calzada, Deep Blue Ocean; honorable mention Juliet Gonzalez, Colorful Dream; honorable mention Zoey Kelley, Trooper.

Age 13 to 17 category: first place Francis Escudero, Abracadabra; second place Isabella Escudero, The Phantom of the Opera; third place Yoltic Vergara, Corazón Sagrado; honorable mention Isabella Alderete, Empowering Strokes; honorable mention AdelineTowle, Dancing Through the Silence.

Age 18 to 54 category: first place Brianna Hicks, Snoop Dog; second place, Lorena Uriostegui, Tirza; third place Aleksandra Monhe, Summer Feeling; honorable mention David Emenheiser, Desert Beauty; honorable mention Kristie Shanahan, Dichroic Nebula.

Age category 55+: first place Edwin Vasquez, Recycled Joshua Tree; second place Shawn Hazel, Blackcasso; third place Lorie Auguste, Seahorse of a Different Color; honorable mention Mike Schneider, Tun Tavern; honorable mention Teddi Bandt, Oil on Canvas.


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