Dec 31, 2017 8:09 PM
First and Foremost, We want to Thank all those that attended our First Friday/Photo contest awards! What a great turn out! Lots of smiles and everyone seemed to enjoy the wonderful photos.. The Youth bumped it up this year, what talent in our younger group. Imagination in taking photos is important and you can definitely see that.. Good Job Youth!
"Take Your Best Shot" Photo Contest.
If you’re interested in entering, our next contest will be in February with submission dates the last week of January 2018.
2017 Take Your Best Shot Photo Contest Winners:
Best of show/ Jeanne Riesen "Morton Mansion"
1st place travel/ James Carmichael "Up 21"
1st place Flowers/ Joanne Hays "Tulip Fields"
1st Youth: Bella Dohnke "The Shoes"
1st place :Landscape/ Larry La Com "Yosemite Falls"
1st place: Altered Images /Susan Neiman "Water color'
1st place : Animals /Anna Dohnke "flight".
2nd place winners
Autumn Shackelford / youth, Christine Odom /Altered, Anna Dohnke/animals,
Erika H Elliott/elements of design, Gary Grela/ Flowers, Jenifer Selbrede/ Travel,
Francoise Renard /Animals, Francoise Renard/Flowers, Mikailey Judkins/Youth,
Gary Grela/elements of Design, Jeremy Cable Jr/Youth,
Diana Palmer/Altered images
Dee Boose/travel-landscape, Joe Alverez/Altered, Diane Barber/Animal,
Susan Neiman /Elements of Design, Susan Neiman/ Flower, Carson Odneal/youth,
Dec 31, 2017 8:03 PM
Over 100 artists of all ages and talents came out for our Chalk on the Walk event for 2017! All proceeds go towards art supply donations to local area schools. Teachers, get your wish lists ready!
TVAA wishes to thank our 2017 Chalk on the Walk sponsors and donors, as follows:
Sponsors: California Portland Cement-Energy Star Outreach, Tehachapi Candle Co., John the Plumber, The Loop Newspaper, Bank of the Sierra, Skylark North Glider School, Mike and Lara Berard, Seanco Custom Wheelchairs, Catherine Smirnoff (handweaver), Michael B. Jones, DDS, Jeannette Pauer (Coldwell Banker Realty), Snow Orthodontics, Monica's Junk Iron and Joshua Orrantia.
Donors: California Portland Cement-Energy Star Outreach, Kohnen's Country Bakery, Hitching Post Theater, Monica's Junk Iron, Willie Rae Vasquez, Lucia Sandy, 31 Flavors Ice Cream, KMart, Jake's Steakhouse and McDonalds.
Visit our Facebook page for a look at photos from the event.
Apr 16, 2017 8:39 PM
Every April TVAA hosts the All Tehachapi Youth Art Contest at Gallery 'N' Gifts and every year we're in awe of the beautiful submissions by our talented young artists. The talent and passion for art shown by these students is what drives members of TVAA to continue their work in raising funds to help support the artistic dreams of Tehachapi's youth.
Artisan Festivals, Silent Auctions, Photo Contests, Candy Sales and Chalk on the Walk are all fun community events which raise funds for high school art scholarships and art supply donations to local area schools. We feel it's important to foster creativity and are always trying to come up with new ideas to support and encourage artists of all ages. Interested in becoming a member of Tehachapi Valley Arts Association? Visit our "About Us" page!
Here's a list of the 2017 Youth Art Contest winners:
Best of Show, grades kindergarten through eighth: Cora Shea Sweeny
Best of Show, grades ninth through twelfth: Audi Alcaraz
Kindergarten, first and second grades:
1st place: Greta Haas
2nd place: Warren Woolf
3rd place: Summer Kitt
Honorable mention: McKay Pack
Third and fourth grades:
1st place: Katheryn Donnel
2nd place: Milo Pack
3rd place: Sadie DeVey
Honorable mention: Hailey Fitch
Fifth and sixth grades:
1st place: Grace Keller
2nd place: Naomi Donnel
3rd place: Su Pollard
Honorable mention: Kiera Judkins
Honorable mention: Sophia Kendrick
Seventh and eighth grades:
1st place: Natalie Whiteside
2nd place: Mikailey Judkins
3rd place: Jacqueline Torres
Honorable mention: Trinity Madden
Ninth through twelfth grades:
1st place: Christine Dieken
2nd place: Ethan Tenderholt
3rd place: Autumn Shackelford
Honorable mention: Glenn Reoyo
Feb 3, 2017 11:28 PM
Tehachapi has an incredible amount of amazing photographic talent and a lot of it is on display for the month of February at Gallery 'N' Gifts for the 12 annual Photo Contest. With images ranging from prickly hedgehogs to amazing deep sea critters and photos from all over the world, fifty seven photographers bombarded the judges with 165 photo entries...and the winners are:
Best of Show: Susan Neiman
Animals: 1 Jessica Martin; 2 Adrian Walter; 3 Susan Miles; HM Anne McLean, Susan Neiman, Mikailey Judkins
Black & White: 1 Vincent Hernandez; 2 Heather Tingley; 3 Jennifer Selbrede; HM Caleb Weston, Thomas Medaris
Details & Macros: 1 Chris Naftel; 2 Vincent Hernandez; 3 Dennis Cowden; HM Chris Naftel
Flowers: 1 Joanne Hays; 2 Mikailey Judkins; 3 Ashley Coles; HM Chris Naftel
Landscape & Nature: 1 Susan Neiman; 2 Susan Neiman; 3 Jean Reisen; HM Christine Odom, Jennifer Selbrede
People: 1 Adrian Walter; 2 Thomas Medaris; 3 Heather Tingley; HM Jim Carmichael
Travel & Architecture: 1 Adrian Walter; 2 Jim Carmichael; 3 Hillorie Thomas; HM Jan Skaggs, Thomas Medaris
Youth Photography: 1 Kiera Judkins; 2 Rachel Stillman; 3 Grace Miller; HM Diana Partridge, Jeremy Cable
Dec 28, 2016 10:41 PM
Chalk on the Walk was absolutely amazing this year! So many colorful artists and fun, vibrant works of art to go with them! It was nice to see so many participants in spite of the heat, but people were prepared with canopies, umbrellas, lots of sunscreen and cases of water. There were over 60 participants and loads of neat prizes! (Be sure to check out our album for more photos. They will also be posted on our website soon. www.galleryngifts.com)
Before we get to the winners we absolutely have to thank event coordinator Michelle Miller and her team of judges and volunteers who helped make this event great! We’d also like to take this time to express our heartfelt appreciation for our numerous sponsors whomake this event possible with their generous support! Please be sure to thank and visit the following sponsors: Mountain Aire Estates, Tehachapi Candle Co, Lindsey Ornamental Iron, Monica's junk iron, Jake's Steakhouse, The Loop newspaper, Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association, Guy & Diana Munday, Dessy & Dessy Law, Seanco Custom Wheelchairs, Front Porch Bakery, Skylark North Glider Flight School, Aerius Imagery, Michael Jones DDS, and Carol Miller, Realtor.
We also had many prize donors who contributed to the fun with their awesome prizes. Thank you so much; Kohnen's, Albertsons, Kmart, Henry's Restaurant, 31 Flavors, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Sonic, Hitching Post Theaters, Starbucks, Burger King, and Big 5.
Now onto the winners!
Best of Show, Jessica Grant
TVAA Pick, Eric Lowe.
Grades 1 and 2
First place: Chloe Dowlearn
Second place: William Kennison
Third place: Maddie Whitaker
Fourth place: Sophie Genardini
Fifth place: Jasmine Hernandez
Grades 3, 4 and 5
First place: Anna Cable
Second place: Emily Kennison
Third place: Collin Mullins
Fourth place: Kayleen Patrick
Fifth place: Seth Beyer
Grades 6, 7 and 8
First place: Jacqueline Torres
Second place: Ella Whitney
Third place: Allison Jacobson
Fourth place: Ava Stewart
Fifth place: Mika Judkins
First place: Hanna DeAguero
Second place: Krista Link
Third place: Megan Fisher
Fourth place: Max Bittner
First place: Zachary Patterson
Second place: Ericka Gonzales
Third place: Larissa Burt
Fourth place: Lisa Burt
Fifth place: Adam Cree
Family & Group
First place: Betty Finch
Second place: The Donnel Cousins
Third place: Hanna Nicholson
Fourth place: Brenda Valesco and Kellyann Ball
Fifth place: Coleen Smith