This year’s New Horizons High School Student Art Exhibition --- on display at the Shemer Art Center through Feb. 13 --- showcases a total of 66 scholarships totaling $4,475 that were awarded Jan. 18 to 34 high school artists from across the Valley, including several from Scottsdale.
This exhibition features the top two works of art, which instructors selected, from high schools throughout the Valley. Local students hail from Arcadia. Chaparral, Desert Mountain, Horizon and Saguaro high schools as well as Rancho Solano Preparatory.
About 25 Valley residents and art organiztions donated scholarships of $50, $75 and $100. Many donors have been long-time supporters of this exhibition at the Shemer Art Center, including the Shemer Family and the Shemer Art Center’s first director, a press release states.
Local scholarship recipients, mentioned with the scholarship donors, include
“This year’s exhibition features over 70 works of art and includes a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, mixed media and digital art,” Shonna James, president & executive director of the Shemer Art Center, said in a prepared statement.
“Because each school chooses its top two works, the resulting exhibition always showcases the very best of the Valley’s high school student artists. It also showcases the quality art education being provided at each school by their art instructors.”