Annual art exhibit showcases work at DMC

Del Mar College 28th Annual Student Art Association Exhibition

Catarina Murphy


Hard work pays off, and Gabriella Cantu is making the most of her payday.

Cantu, a studio art student, was a recipient of the Art Scholarship offered by Del Mar College her senior year in high school. She was one of five local high school students awarded the scholarship. The award is based on student work turned in to DMC, and is then reviewed by faculty from the Art Department.

Even in high school, Cantu knew she had potential.

“I did design art for college competitions,” said Cantu, who recently was named the winner for the Design I individual area in the overall exhibit of the 28th annual Student Art Exhibition.

The competition at the annual exhibition is divided into subcategories for every art class at DMC, and there is a prize for each category, including photography and ceramics. Any DMC student can enter artwork that was produced in the last two years, and in an art class offered by the college.

While this isn’t Cantu’s first experience in art competitions, it was a new experience for some.

“I thought that by having my pieces be judged I could get a good indicator of where my skills were currently at. Additionally, I wanted to be able to have the chance to have my work displayed. It feels really great to win in a competition like this,” said Andrea Labrador, a studio art major, about winning first place in the Drawing I area. “This has given me the confidence to try entering more competitions.”

Students also have the option to place their work for sale while they are on display. For a complete list of all works for sale at the exhibit or for more information call the DMC Art Office at 698-1216.


What: 28th annual Student Art Exhibition

Where: Fine Arts Center ballway

When: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays until April 28.

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