Foothill artists were well represented when honors were handed out in November for the third annual "Don't Turn Your Back on AIDS" Bay Area high school art contest.
Chung Wi won grand prize with her haunting image of a young woman reaching for a red ribbon that reads "Never Stop Reaching for a Cure." She won $500 and Foothill's art department received a matching grant.
Adrian Wong took third-place honors, receiving $200 and another $200 for the art department. Students Natalie Vaughan, Neal Salud, Allen Jue, Dahm-Yi Soh, Christina Cornford, Justin Serrao and Xiaoxuan Dai were all runners up.
The annual contest is hosted by the Flowers Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to solving public health issues and improving lives of those who most need support. The art contest encourages awareness HIV/AIDS and how youths can help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The foundation raises money for awareness and outreach programs by auctioning the artwork and selling coffee table books that include images of all submitted art. Click here to view the 2008 winners and other entrants.
Other students who donated art for the foundation's auction are Ahmed Ali, Alexandra Kowalski, Annie Cho, Annika Ragsdale, Antony Rochon, Armin Toor, Ben Phan, Caitlin Gray, Caroline Kim, Charles Santos, Christopher Meyer, Chris Lee, David Thorn, , Emilie Kruger, Emily Huang, Eric Kim, Erin Lee, Esteban Garcia, Ethan Sun, Hannah Dean, Jacob Pagliocca, James Kim, James Frazier, Jessica Liew, Jinny Song, Jonathan Chiarello, Kristina Finck, Maxim Tiourin, Michaela Blanchard, Minjung Jang, Natalie Vaughan, Neal Salud, Nari Kim, Neil Schumaker, Paayal Zaveri, Peter Maciel, Samuel Smith, Sejal Popat, Taylor Brinton, Temahra Abernathy, Wesley Jensen and Will Contreras.
Special thanks to art teacher Caroline Fields for putting in extra time with these students so that they could submit art to help the foundation. You can see other Foothill students work by click here.
Congratulations to all of Foothill's talented artists who took part in this worthwhile venture!