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    Artist Alijah Amesquita       Artist Catarino Ramirez     Artist Meghan Myers
     
    Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Awards 2018
    The ​​ECHS Art Department is proud to announce that our artists have earned 29 awards at this year's regional Scholastic Art and Writing awards.   Five students received the highest honor receiving Gold Keys.  Their works will advance to the national contest in March. Gold Key winners are Alijah Amesquita, Oscar Guevara, Meghan Myers, Catarino Ramirez, and Christopher Sandoval.
     
    Silver Key winners are Alijah Amesquita, Eric Davila, Candace Landrum, Emily Lopez, Kimberly Lopez, Nathan Lopez, Catarino Ramirez, and Jasmine Ulloa.
     
    Gold and Silver Key students will be honored in an awards ceremony at SaySi on February 2 and their works will be on exhibit at the SaySi Gallery January 29 to February 9.
     
    Students receiving honorable mention were Alijah Amesquita, Emma Bonilla, Nathan Campos, Eric Davila (2 awards), Maria Monsivais (2 awards), Meghan Myers, Bree Jones, Mikayla Kosub-Mendoza, Catarino Ramirez, Timothy Ramos, Coral Venegas, Kelley White, and Frankie Ynclan.  Alijah Amesquita also received an honorable mention on his entire portfolio.
     
    Artist Chloe Cervera    Artist Victoria Wetherington    Artist Breony Jones   Artist Alaina Perez
     
    State VASE 2018
    70 ECHS artists, with 96 artworks, qualified to compete in the Area competition for Region 20 East Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) at East Central HS on February 17. East Central artists took home 10 area medals, which qualifies these students to advance to the State competition in San Marcos, Texas on April 28.
     
    Please congratulate these students.
     
    Students advancing to State are Alaina Perez, Alijah Amesquita (2 artworks), Chloe Canales, Chloe Cervera, Breony Jones, April Rayne Lancaster, Emily Lopez, Maria Monsivais, and Victoria Wetherington. See attached images of their works.
     
    Students receiving Regional Superior medals are Madeline Aguilar, Alijah Amesquita (2 artworks), Austin Avila, Emma Bonilla, Destany Buckley, Skyar Buckley, Chloe Canales, Chloe Cervera (2 artworks), Ivan Chavira, Justin Cortez, Jose Cruz, Hannah Dauley, Eric Davila (2 artworks), Desiree Davis, Austin Dehenney, Katie Diaz (2 artworks), Ta'zjonai Dukes, Romeo Dunn, Naya Eisele-Elizondo, Ycela Esquibel, Roberto Esquivel-Garcia (2 artworks), Ericka Garcia, Krista Gonzales, Katlyn Grizzard, Oscar Guevara, Elijah Hudson (2 artworks), Breony Jones, Makayla Kosub-Mendoza, April Rayne Lancaster (2 artworks), Miguel Lares (2 artworks), Samaya Larios, Enrique Lombrano, Emily Lopez, Emily A. Lopez (2 artworks), Jacqueleen Lopez (2 artworks), Kimberley Lopez, Axel Lopez-Vargas, James Martinez, Junella Medina (2 artworks), Malachi Mercado (2 artworks), Sarah Molina (2 artworks), Maria Monsivais (2 artworks), Heather Morris, Alyssa Munoz, Meghan Myers (2 artworks), Jordan Orosco (2 artworks), Zoe Palamo, Gypsi Paz, Alaina Perez, Catarino Ramirez (2 artworks), Timothy Ramos (2 artworks), Nicolaas Reus, Zoe Reyes (2 artworks), Rebecca Richardson (2 artworks), Christopher Sandoval (2 artworks), Jalen Santiago, Asia Sheppard, Shelby Sibley, Kaitlyn Snider, Kailen Strait, Patcha Teerapinyaporn, Erica Torres, Lauren Ugalde, Jasmine Ulloa (2 artworks), Iris Vega, Coral Venegas, Danielle Vickers (2 artworks), Victoria Wetherington, Kelley White  (2 artworks), Frankie Ynclan  (2 artworks).
     
           Action Painting on Big Art Day    Big Art Day
     
    Big Art Day 2018
     
    Big Art Day is an art happening sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association to kickoff national Youth Art Month and raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide and national scale. Special art events will be happening all over the state.
     
    For Big Art Day, East Central High School Art Club and National Art Honor Society participated in a special collaborative "Action Painting" work of art . This work will be part of a work to be completed at a later date.
     
     
    Mocajeta sculpture by Maria Monsivais for Arbol de la Vida   Artist Margarita Cabrera visits ECHS   Artist Junella Medina
     
    Arbol de la Vida: Voces de Tierra
     
    80 ECHS artists from the sculpture classes, several drawing classes and the Art 1 Pre AP class created sculptures for a permanent large scale community sculpture that will be unveiled later this year.  The ECHS artists were some of 700 San Antonio artists asked to create works for the Arbol de la Vida: Voces de Tierra sculpture designed by nationally renowned artist Margarita Cabrera.  She was commissioned by the SA River Authority to create an artwork created by the community for the 300 year celebration of San Antonio's founding. Ms. Cabrera came to East Central HS in October to inspire our students to create sculptures that tell stories of San Antonio agriculture connected to personal stories of the students' families.