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San Andreas, CA — Many students exhibit their talent for the arts in Calaveras County. In fact, 134 high school students submitted nearly 200 works of art in 11 categories at the Calaveras County Arts Council’s 16th annual Art Spirit Show. The artists didn’t just get recognition for their works they walked away with some cash, $10 for First Prize and $5 for Second Prize. Also, ribbons were handed out for Third Place winners.

And the winners of the Art Spirit 2013 are:(From Calaveras High/CHS; Bret Harte High/BHHS)

  • Black and White Photography
    First Medusa by Marissah Lawrie (CHS)
    Second Shadow Man by Brittany Kohler (CHS)
    Third Looking Through the Trees by Ethan Smith (CHS)
  • Color Photography
    First Curious Dog by Melissa Franke (BHHS)
    Second Reflection’s Eye by Sydney Johnson (BHHS)
    Third Aging Patriot by Jon Byron (CHS)
  • Digital Computer Art
    First Releasing Rage by Linda Lane (CHS)
    Second Enigma by Brian Davies (BHHS)
    Third West Side Story by Brice Gilpin (BHHS)
  • Painting – Oil or acrylic
    First Wine and Cheese by Marissa Grell (BHHS)
    Second Romance in Napa by Hannah Cooper (BHHS)
    Third Nick by Saraya Enos (CHS)
  • Painting – Watercolor
    First Auggie by Marissah Lawrie (CHS)
    Second Disney Meets Pixar by Courtney Teicheira (CHS)
    Third Prunus Persica by Hannah Hughes (BHHS)
  • Pastels
    First Lost in Such a Big World by Brittany Schulte (BHHS)
    Second War Horse by Michaela Smail (BHHS)
    Third The Nest by Dustin Lawson (BHHS)
  • Drawing and Illustration
    First Courage by Tina Giudici (CHS)
    Second Elephants are Cool by Conner Eastman (BHHS)
    Third A Golden Entrance by Tina Giudici (CHS)
  • Ceramics – Functional
    First Weave Pot by David Rivera (CHS)
    Second Natural Tea Pot by Jordan Fisher (CHS)
    Third Castle Planter by James Breske (CHS)
  • Ceramics – Sculptural
    First River Trout by James Estes (CHS)
    Second Sinking in Depression by Graham Ward (CHS)
    Third Big Ol’ Bowl of Joy by Tyler Wylam (CHS)
  • Other/Mixed Media
    First Spartacus by Hannah Hughes (BHHS)
    Second Hunger Games by Courtney Stricler (CHS)
    Third Starbucks by Morgan Wise (CHS)
  • Crafts (mobiles, masks, baskets, and other crafts)
    First Steel Elk by Brandon McCleese (CHS)
    Second Beautiful to Him by Courtney Teicheira (CHS)
    Third Under the Lights One Last Time by Pablo Zamudio (BHHS)

The exhibit runs until April 20 in the Gallery of the Calaveras County Arts Council at 22 Main Street in San Andreas. Hours are weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm., and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, call the ArtsCouncil at (209) 754-1774 or click here.

Council Officials say some of the artworks are for sale with all monies going to directly to the student artists.