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Juried Art Exhibition 2015

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Various Artists

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April 2, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Synthesis: 30th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition

Synthesis, the 30th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition, includes well over 100 energetic and captivating submissions by our region’s talented artists. The entries were judged by Shana Nys Dambrot and Paige Wery, two Southern California esteemed curators and arts writers.

​All work in this exhibition was produced within the past three years and has not previously been shown at MOAH. All forms of artistic media, including, but not limited to painting, photography and mixed-media were welcomed. Winners were chosen by the esteemed judges with additional awards given by community members and City leaders.

​Artists: Aaron Holliday, Aazam Irilian, AJ Basilio, AJ Currado, Alexis Guerrero, Allondra E. Murillo, Antoinette DePaiva, Ashley Griffith, Candace A. Thomas, Chandler Hudson, Christiana Kallemeyn, Crissy Lee Cordell, Cynthia McConnell, David Walker, Deborah Ross, Debra Schneider, Dennis M. Borak, Douglas Wade, Elena Kammer, Elizabeth Angeoa, Geoffrey E. Levitt, Grace Hooper, Grant Sorenson, Hanna Creech, Isabela Garcia-Work, Jerry Walker, Jim Wilson, John Frick, Joshua Patterson, June Patterson, Katherine Shannon, Katherine Stocking-Lopez, Kathryn Newman, Kathy Wooden, Kris Holladay, Kristi Arzola, Kristina Bell, Lynell Dow, Marcy Watton, Marietta Irvin, Marinnangely Lara, Marthe Aponte, Martina Hernandez, Maximino Aquino, Michael C. French, Michael Jones, Midge Haggard- Burthe, Nola Zhang, Patrick L. Karwoski, Pauline Numer, Renato DeGuia, Ricardo Cisneros, Ricky Perkins, Ron Pinkerton, Ryan Cheney, Sal Vasquez, Samantha Jackson, Samantha M. Orellana, Scott Howard, Sheila A. Murillo, Sheila Murillo, Sheryl Creech, Stalin R. Usher II, Stephanie Koza, Stevie Love, Susie Seitz-King, Ted Berghofer, Terri Walker, Tim Alt, Tina Dille, Tyler Bozarth, Uriah Lendsey, Zoe Jefferson

Juror Bios:

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, author and editor based in Los Angeles. She currently writes, edits and contributes to the Huffington Post, WhiteHot, Art Ltd., VS Magazine, Flaunt, Bluecanvas and LA Weekly. Adding to her impressive reservoir of qualifications, Dambrot is a contributor to KCET’s award-winning transmedia project Artbound, a program which connects KCET’s internet and television audiences. Dambrot is also the author of a monthly art essay which is published online at She has been featured in numerous art publications including Juxtapoz, Female FYI and Artweek and was the managing editor for Flavorpill LA from 2002 to 2010. Her knowledge of the industry and artistic affinity is expected to add prestige to the 30th annual event.

​Paige Wery is an artist who specializes in promoting self-taught artists through her private venue, The Good Luck Gallery. She first became involved with the art scene by establishing and promoting her own artwork on Venice Beach. Wery then branched out to curate shows for other self-taught artists and is now the owner and curator of The Good Luck Gallery in Los Angeles. She was also the publisher of the art-renowned magazine, Artillery, from 2007 until 2013. Wery’s experience with self-taught artists and Artillery magazine makes her an ideal judge for the juried art show.

30th Annual All-Media High School Art Exhibition

For over 30 years MOAH has showcased local student artists in the Annual Antelope Valley Union High School District Exhibition. Each year, teachers are asked to nominate students for entry in the exhibition; those entries are later judged in their respective categories by a Teachers’ Committee, MOAH’s Museum Manager, community arts organizations and Lancaster’s Municipal leadership. The awards arepresented during the public opening reception. For the first time this year, non-district high schools are also represented in the exhibition. Bringing together 12 schools and 108 students, the exhibition includes painting, ceramics, photography, mixed-media and more. Art making is an all-encompassing effort that takes problem solving, goal setting, open mindedness and hard work. Art making is also highly rewarding. MOAH believes in the value art holds for

students’ personal and academic development and is an active advocate for arts education.

​Artists: Abigail Soto, Aerlynn Freeman, Allison Eskenazi, Ana Meridia, Anna Guillermo, Anthony Hernandez, Anthony Segovia, Ashley Mae Puckett, Atali Parcedes, Bernadette Saromo, Bianca Rios, Briana Barboza, Briana Crocoll, Bryan Godinez, Cairo Harrell, Carly Hickman, Cassidy Stanford, Cesar Barillas, Chidera Chinedum, Christian Chavez Alvarenga, Claire Carlton, Cynthia Milan, Dakota Palmer, Dakotah Gordon, Danette Moreno, David Guerrero, Dylan Padilla, Edwin Morales, Emily Lopez, Erica Fernandez, Erick Sanchez, Esme Miranda, Evelyn Sanchez, Fernando Aguirre, Gary Allen, Gema Soto, Hector Perez-Aguilar, Heidi Miller, Isabella Hall, Issac Mosqueda, Jaclynn Rose Correa, Jacquelyn Agilar, Jacquelyn Garcia, Jaime Torres, Janice Alvarado, Jazmine R. Gaitan, Jenevieve Morehouse, Jenny Trujillo, Joi Davis, Jonathan Hernandez, Josian Zuniga, Josue Rodriguez, Julian Green, Kaitlyn Benoit Wong, Kaitlyn Grulkowski, Karen Guillen, Katherine Villacorta, Kesley Iribarren, Laura Jones, Lilianna Rosales, Liz Victoria Franes, Madison Gale, Malik Gainer, Marilyn Rodriguez, Marina Heredia, Marlene Rivera, Mary Ann Juarez, Meaghan Brown, Michaila Green, Michelle Nguyen, Michelle San Andres, Miguel Llerenas, Nailah Murray, Natalie Davilla, Nathaniel Diaz,Pable Mercado, Parker Nave, Rachel Yap, Randy Rivera, Renee Robles, Richard Marsh, Samantha Drake, Samantha Newport, Samantha Rodriguez-Solano, Savannah Mathews, Sean Arcamo, Serina Cole, Sherri Jones, Tristan Garingalao, Vaniq Ortiz, Victor Gonzales Guiterrez, Victoria Gambrel, Violeta Sanchez, Yulissa Lemus Reyes. Also featuring a group entry by students Alvis, Beeler, Campas, Cortez, Lemus, Milligan, Osuna, Rosales, Scott, Segovia and Thomas.

​Educators' Art Exhibition

In addition to the student showcase, MOAH recognizes educator’s artistic practices with the 2nd Annual High School Art Educators’ Exhibition. Artist educators have unique opportunities to merge their respective academic and studio fields into rich classroom experiences. Teachers help guide the creative process and aid students in pushing through road blocks. In turn, MOAH also recognizes the artistic rigor necessary to grow and develop personal work, parallel to mentoring students day in and day out.

Artists: Cesar deGuia, Dan Phelan, Deepak Dhillonn, Denise Games, Erin Jones, Frank Dixon, Joshua Patterson, Kiley Craft, Kris Holladay, Peter Schiller, Rose Max, Sharon Brooks, Stacey Major, Steven R. Calzada

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