Team Venice Paparazzi’s Alex and Edizen were selected to be judges at the 2018 Venice Boys and Girls Club’s National Fine Arts Competition on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2018. And, it was no easy job! The categories, 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18 were talent packed. We were tasked with picking the top three for each age group, and it was a long, deliberating ordeal. The skill, vision, and creativity of these young artists was astounding. Below are some of these magnificent works of art.
Congratulations to the following artists.
9& under: 1st. Allon Kouture. 2nd Lulu Z. 3rd Sashwat G.
10-12 1st Penelope Eyerman. 2nd Fett Do 3rd Andrea Andrade
13-15 1st Althea Diaz. 2nd. Talia Yarmand 3rd. Raigan Irons
16-18 1st Ty Chavez. 2nd Jade Lewis 3rd. Edgar Gutierrez
About BGCV: The Boys & Girls Club of Venice is one of over 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. Upholding national guidelines for program content, delivery and quality, a growing number of Boys & Girls Clubs now provide programs over three million youth across our country and in military bases overseas.
About the National Fine Arts Competition: This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.
Using the interactive National Fine Arts Program Guide, staff can guide youth through the various art projects with step by- step instructions and instructional videos. A panel of distinguished judges selects works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is displayed throughout the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the annual National Conference.
Fine Arts pieces created in the club are submitted by club members of all ages in all mediums. The winners from our local competition are submitted for the regional level and then to the national level for competition. Out of the 4000+ Clubs and hundreds of thousands of submissions, the Venice Club has had 18 National winners!
About Eduardo “Lalo” Marquez, Art Director: Lalo is the primary mentor to many of our at risk young people. He is passionate about teaching how to use art as a means of expression as well as fostering the talent of those who have the ability to make visual arts a career.
The artwork, along with other winners will be viewed by hundreds of conference delegates throughout the year. In addition, the image will be placed on www.bgca.org in our virtual gallery for future viewing.
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