Student Art Exhibit a Success
Prize Winners of 2018 Art Show
Three local students were prize-winners in an art show at Pilgrim Place's 2018 Festival. Elizabeth Preston, an artist and educator with a studio in Claremont, invited a number of schools in the area to participate in the show/exhibit.
Ms. Preston exhibits her work both nationally and internationally, is a member of Pomona Valley Artists Association Gallery, and a Mount Baldy Resident. With 25 years as a practicing artist, she has wide-ranging connections in the art community. Over 280 students from eight schools contributed pieces to the exhibit. Elizabeth worked closely with the Festival Committee and recruited a team of helpers and a group of judges. After many hours of planning and preparation, her team mounted the extensive collection of artwork and ensured it would be protected overnight from the elements. A lot of work...but it all came together and was a colorful success. Winning entries (which were displayed in the Petterson Museum) were:
Katie Evans of La Verne, a 9th grader at Bonita High School; her painting was titled "Winter Farmhouse"
Tyler Clark of Claremont, a 12-year old student at El Roble Middle School, with "King of the Jungle"
Kaylamarie Tustin of Azusa, a 2nd grader at W.R. Powell Elementary, with "Crazy Polka-dotted Fish"
Artist Alba Cisneros
The Friends of the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art is grateful to have artist Alba Cisneros as a board member. In honor of the September 29, 2019 grand re-opening of the Museum, Ms. Cisneros made 300 ceramic magnets of the Petterson Museum logo as gifts!
Ms. Cisneros is a Claremont native. After attending Pitzer College she spent 17 years in the Millard Sheets and Associates Designs and Denis O’Connor Mosaics studios. Alba is an artist working in her own studio and as a designer for Land Design in Pomona for well over 25 years. She pursued a landscape architecture degree from Cal Poly Pomona.