Student artists exhibit work at Casa Romantica
Photos and text by Jim Shilander
San Clemente’s young artists again took the spotlight at Casa Romantica at the annual “Artists of Tomorrow” exhibition on Friday, featuring the best art from San Clemente High School and two of the city’s middle schools.
The event, which began 12 years ago, allows students to exhibit their work in a professional-style show.
This year’s winners included senior Cortni Chantry, who took first prize in photography for “Sundown,” a shot of one of her friends surfing.
“I was at San O with my family and my friend was coming down after his ROP class,” Chantry said. “There was only about 10 minutes left of sunlight so he just swam out. I froze my butt off because I was just wearing a bikini.”
Chantry said she plans to pursue photography as a hobby, but plans to study business at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Rick Delanty, who judged the painting and drawing sections of the event, said the works at the middle school level “was some of the best” he’s seen, due to the skill displayed and the wide variety of styles and mediums exhibited.
The high school exhibition will be ongoing through May 31.
Middle School 2D Art
First: Clarissa Koos, BAMS
Second: Sarah Hiner, Shorecliffs
Third: Maki Adams, Shorecliffs
Middle School 3D Art
First: Jasen Daser, BAMS
Second: Andrew Cardoso, Shorecliffs
Third: Eve Ruedi Sueli, Shorecliffs
High School Ceramics
First: Alexis Luna
Second: Jake Lenz
Third: Katerina Bentzen
High School Photography
First: Cortni Chantry
Second: Hunter Clark
Third: Bill Whitaker
High School Painting and Drawing
First: Allie May
Second: Dallin Moe
Third: Jacob Williams
Board President’s Choice
Wyatt Easton, Photography, SCHS
Allie May, Painting/Drawing, SCHS
Executive Director’s Choice
Kylee Dore, 2D Art, BAMS