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Isabel Otero, a student at Los Lunas High School, won Best of Show in the high school category in the Los Museum of Heritage and Arts annual Juried Valencia County Student Art Show with her painting, “La Vida En Rio Grande.”

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is currently displaying its sixth annual Juried Valencia County Student Art Show, “Expressions of New Mexico.”

More than 475 students entered, and 325 were juried into the show. This was the first year TACL students (special needs) entered the show. The winners, include:

High School

Best of Show: Isabel Otero, “La Vida En Rio Grande” Los Lunas High School; first place, Taylor Wright, “Enchanted Landscape,” Belen High School; second place, Kelsie Finch, “Train Rider,” Belen High School; third place, Ashlena Burningham, “Rancho De Taos Mission,” Belen High School; Honorable Mention, Natasha Neet, “Desert Flower,” New Mexico Virtual School; Staff Award, Sydnee Wall, “Abused,” Los Lunas High School; Creative Award, Victoria Aguilera, “A Unique Sunrise,” Belen High School.

Middle School

Best of Show, Kendra Delgado, “Panther Onca,” Valencia Middle School; first place, Emily Delafe, “The Mesa Sunset,” Belen Middle School; second place, Aaron Torres, “New Mexico Faith #2,” St. Mary’s; third place, Mariana Luna, “Pueblo Cactus,” Canon Christian Academy; Honorable Mention, Dorothy Booth, “New Mexico Night Sky,” Valencia Middle School; Staff Award, Aloraho Dockery, “One With Our Land,” Valencia Middle School; Creative Award, Jackson Summers, “Mule Deer,” Belen Middle School.

Elementary School

Best of Show, Jade Chavez, “Wild Pipe Horse,” Gil Sanchez Elementary; first place, Cesar Quinonez, “View Of Roadrunner,” Rio Grande Elementary; second place, Daniel Kiehne, “A New Mexico Tradition,” Home-schooled; third place, Isleta student, “St. Augustine Church Of Isleta,” Isleta Elementary; Honorable Mention, Ayva Salazar, “New Mexico Sunset Scenes #3,” School Of Dreams Academy; Staff Award, Isleta student, “New Mexico Trees,” Isleta Elementary School; Creative Award, Nayelie Ruiz, “Flowers,” La Promesa Elementary.

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