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Emerging Artists 2014: High School Show

Kotz2The American Museum of Ceramic Art participates in the establishment for success in the 21st century by championing perseverance and the mastery of the clay medium as it presents 75 works of art in a museum setting. This acknowledgement translates into a boost of confidence and propels lifelong learning and motivation for the success of emerging artists.

The process of creating art teaches students skills that are transferable from the academic classroom to the work world. These skills include problem solving, persistence, communicating and striving for excellence. Critical thinking flourishes and critiques are welcomed as they ignite self-improvement.

It is an unfortunate reality that budget cuts have resulted in the loss of art classes in many public high schools. AMOCA values the creation of teen art by becoming a safe haven where teens can express themselves through the medium of clay. For many teens, the creation of art functions as a personal diary as it captures emotions, hopes and dreams. With the participation of 25 high schools, from Southern California, the Emerging Artists 2014: High School Show weaves the story of the human adolescence in the 21st century.

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Winners of Emerging Artists 2014: High School Show

1st Place:Phoebe Staff, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences


2nd Place: Jesus Vasquez, Ramona High School


3rd Place: Juliana Kotz, Palm Desert High School




List of Participating Schools

Agoura High School Elsinore High School Palm Desert High School
Arlington High School Etiwanda High School Ramona High School
Baldwin Park High School Flintridge Preparatory School Rim of the World High School
Chadwick High School Foothill High School San Gabriel High School
Chaffey High School Gabrielino High School Silverado High School
Claremont High School Jurupa Valley High School Valencia High School
Colton High School La Sierra High School Yucaipa High School
Crescenta Valley High School Murrieta Valley High School  
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Ontario High School  

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