High School Art Competition

High School students throughout the Hemet and San Jacinto valley recently competed in the 2nd annual Art for Youth Competition. All of the contestant’s artwork will be displayed at the Hemet Valley Art Association Art Gallery throughout the month of April.

The art competition was open to all high school aged students throughout the valley. Students had to enter original works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, ink or pastel. Each high school was able to submit five works of art to be considered by the Hemet Valley Art Association. This event allowed students to showcase their art and share their hard work with the community. Students who placed also received a cash reward: first place received $500, second place received $250, third place - $100, and fourth - $50. 

Congratulations to all of the students who participated!


1st place: “Exist” by Amanda Watson, West Valley High School

2nd place: “Skull Collection” by Josh Duran, Alessandro High School

3rd place: “Letum Amor” by Melanie Jansen, West Valley High School

4th place: “Seek of Sea” by Ramon Chavez, Mountain View High School


Honorable Mentions:

“Dress Up” by Ashley Goodale, Hemet High School

“Tradition” by Lesley Godinez, San Jacinto High School

“Untitled” by Caitlyn Lacas, Hemet High School

“The Kraken” by Hayley Tapp, West Valley High School

“Untitled” by Billy Renaut, Hemet High School