KINGSBURG – Kingsburg High student Sierra Martinez’s artwork has earned her $550 after a showing at the Big Fresno Fair.
The Society of Western Artists awarded Martinez a check for her drawing entitled “Chimney Rock,” her art teacher Art Velarde said. “I’m shocked that I won and I appreciate the honor the SWA gave me,” Martinez said. She was also awarded a certificate and a $50 gift card from Allard’s Art store in Fresno.
“Allard’s also selected some of the students’ work to be in an art show for the months of November and December,” Velarde said. Those include Martinez, two works from Aaron Mercer, Spencer Molles and Cristian Valenzuela.
The following is a list of how the rest of Kingsburg art students’ works placed at the Fresno Fair: Danika Freitas, first place for her charcoal drawing, “Bus Ride Home”; Marissa Thiessen, first place for her chalk pastel, “Parrot”; Guiselle Renteria, first place for her charcoal drawing, “Tools”; Kaitlyn Doolittle, second place for her charcoal drawing, “Tickling The Ivories”; Aaron Mercer, first place for his color pencil drawing, “The Product of Happiness” and another first place for a charcoal drawing, “1973 Ford 4000”; Cristian Valenzuela, first place for a charcoal drawing, “Kaitlyn”; and Spencer Molles, first place for an acrylic and oil painting, “Portrait in a Mirror.”
Patricia Crose’s art students placed as following: Dioselina Castellanos, first place for a ceramic rain stick; Alyssa Molina, first place for her ceramic rain stick; Hannah Parra, first place for her ceramic rustic barn; Rebecca Holt, first place for her ceramic blue-green starfish box; Christian Adame, second place for a ceramic slab candle holder; and Audrie Lujan, second place for a ceramic slab candle holder.
“Congratulations to all who participated,” Velarde said.