Art Competitions and Awards

Competitions and awards received by art students at the California School for the Blind.

APH Insights Art Competition

Congratulations to Kiko Duenas, Travis Erdmann, Robin Patche, and Samantha Covington. Their art pieces were displayed in the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) annual meeting and exhibit in Louisville, Kentucky. The juried art competition attracted nearly 400 entries. Artwork was selected based on "originality of concept, expressive use of medium, and artistic excellence". From the eighty-three pieces chosen, awards were given for each of nine categories. Travis won a first place award for his painting collage, "Monster Mash", and Samantha won a third place award for her ceramic sculpture entitled "Peaceful Dreamer". Travis travelled to Kentucky to participate in the awards ceremony.

Multicolored painting depicting various monster faces.

Monster Mash by Travis Erdmann.

Dark gray, face mask sculpture.

Peaceful Dreamer by Samantha Covington.

Painting of the sun setting behind a mountain range with trees and a river in the foreground.

Mountain Sunset by Robin Patche.

Conference for Transcribers and Eucators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) Art Contest

Student with her painting of a person.

Taeler with her painting.

Student with their painting of a black dog and the letters SPCA, on a green background.

Award winning art by Robin.

Student with their painting of a rainbow of colors above a blue and gray background.

Award winning art by Richard.

Student with their painting of two stick figure people standing by two trees, with a blue sky.

Rusty with his painting.