Student artists recognized at CBU Gallery award ceremony
Riverside, Calf. (March 28, 2018) – The Gallery at California Baptist University hosted a closing reception for the sixth annual Honors Exhibit on March 28 that featured an award ceremony.
Visual arts faculty selected the artwork, featuring mixed media, paintings, drawings and sculptures, which were produced in visual arts courses and displayed at the exhibit. While the works were from the visual arts courses, students from a variety of majors were represented in the exhibition.
The awards ceremony highlighted excellence within the students’ work.
Gloriana Sandoval, a visual arts senior, was awarded the Best Overall Artist for several of her drawings and paintings.
“It was a shock and something that I wasn’t expecting,” said Sandoval when she heard her name announced for the award. “I feel honored and encouraged; it validated that I’m doing good work.”
Hannah Yokoo, a visual arts senior, won the People’s Choice Award for a variety of her art projects.
“All the hard work that I put into my work really paid off,” Yokoo said. “I have a good circle of people around me who support me and appreciate my work.
“The CBU community is helping me to improve as an artist.”
2018 student awards recipients:
Best Design: Christina Izaguirre
Best Mixed Media: Celina Montengro
Best Drawing: Lauren Gill
Best Ceramics: Andrea Baugh
Best Painting: Celia Hinzman
People's Choice Award: Hannah Yokoo
Best Overall Artist, Faculty Choice: Gloriana Sandoval