Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 High School Art Invitational!

This year marks the 28th consecutive year we have invited local High School Art and Photography teachers to submit and display their students' art at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. We received well over 100 submissions from 25 teachers this year. A jury of artists, librarians and art professionals juried the art and here are the winning entries:


Emma Kim

Vanitas Scene

Basis Oro Valley

Teacher: Ruben Ramirez


Arella Lopez-Galaz


Sunnyside High School

Teacher: Michelle Haden


Jazmyn S. Moreno Lopez

The Path to Beauty

Presidio School

Teacher: Cam Tran

Mixed/Other Media:

Rhianna Quihuis

The Fallen One

Pima JTED @ Flowing Wells

Teacher: Mike Srsen


E'lyanha Valenzuela

Fantasy Octopus

Salpointe Catholic High School

Teacher: Lisa Krikawa

Special Recognition:

Allison Wilt

Extreme Emotion

Catalina Foothills High School

Teacher: Mark Cook


Each winning student will receive $50 worth of art supplies. The full exhibit will be on display at Joel D. Valdez Main Library through the end of March.