Congratulations to this year’s “My Venice Holiday” Poster Contest Winners!
- Vienna Lieb, Kindergarten – Westminster Elementary
- Livia Tang, First Grade – Broadway Elementary
- Misty Srichandr, Second Grade – Coure d’Alene Avenue School
- Rocco Bushnaq, Third Grade – Coure d’Alene Avenue School
- Declan McAdams, Fourth Grade – Walgrove Elementary
- Ryn Cook, Fifth Grade – Walgrove Elementary
About the contest:
The “My Venice Holiday” poster contest was open to “K-5 students at all of Venice’s public elementary schools. One winner from each grade was chosen by judges of the Venice Art Crawl. Venice Paparazzi‘s Edizen was stoked to be one of the judges. The contest theme was “what the holidays mean to you!” View the kid’s masterpieces below!
Here is a message from Venice Art Crawl President Sunny Bak!
During Covid times it’s hard to find moments of pure joy and happiness. Children who were locked in all year found ways to express themselves during the pandemic through their art.
Winners from the local elementary LAUSD schools received certificates from Venice Chamber of Commerce, Councilman Mike Bonin, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Congressman Ted Lieu, State Senator Ben Allen, and LAUSD board member Nick Melvoine, who announced the winners during the first virtual Venice Holiday sign lighting.
Vice president of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, Sunny Bak presented gifts from the VAC, a gift bag from Burro and a gift card and tee shirt from the chamber.
Check out the 2020 – 5th Annual “My Venice Holiday” poster contest winners!
Vienna Lieb, Kindergarten – Westminster Elementary
“To me, the holidays mean family. This holiday I’m grateful for my baby sister, Isla!”
Teacher – Ms. Dunn
Livia Tang, First Grade – Broadway Elementary
Rebel without a Claus, Venice, CA – WaterColor Christmas
Teacher – Mrs. Orrison
Misty Srichandr, Second Grade – Coure d’Alene Avenue School
Most of the art was an actual vision of “Misty’s year” with her meltdowns from being bored, virtual learning, lakers, dodgers, Trump, Biden, Family, coronavirus, mask, protest type signs, black & white gingerbreads holding hands, Her favorite nutcracker toy, looking fwd to her tree & most of all presents. Her art involved cutting, glue, paint markers, color pencils, cotton, Xmas decor.
Teacher – Mrs. Gonzalez
Second grader Misty Srichandr fell asleep working hard on her submission winning for the second time. And was so excited for her hard work to pay off with a win.
Rocco Bushnaq, Third Grade – Coure d’Alene Avenue School
“Santa on Vacation”.
Teacher – Mrs. Neri-Muñoz.
Declan McAdams, Fourth Grade – Walgrove Elementary
How the Trump Tried to Steal Christmas (and the Election)
The election made me feel happy and that Christmas came early. I have been doing political cartoons all of this fall because sometimes I have to make fun of things even if they are serious.
Teacher – Alejandra Biolatto
Ryn Cook, Fifth Grade – Walgrove Elementary
The title of Rynny’s drawing is Masks of Holidays. The reason being is that even though the world can feel like it’s falling apart, especially right now during this pandemic, it’s possible for us to still be together. That is why everyone in the drawing is wearing a mask. Rynny’s drawing represents the togetherness that the holidays bring upon us.
Teacher – Lynnellen Webster
View photos of past “My Venice Holiday” Contest Winners!
For more My Venice Holiday Poster Contest info: veniceartcrawl.com/my-venice-holiday
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- 4th annual Venice Sign holiday lighting block party
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- 2007 Inaugural lighting of the restored Venice Sign.
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