Valley View at the 73rd  Annual National Date Festival

Thirty-one creative visual artists from Valley View High School in Moreno Valley had their work exhibited at the 73rd  Annual National Date Festival and Riverside County Fair in Indio during the weeks of February 15th-24th  2019.   Valley View students garnered thirty-eight 1st place blue ribbon awards,  seven 2nd place awards, and 3 best of class awards in a variety of two and three dimensional media classes including ceramics, pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, oil pastel, watercolor, collage, mixed media, sculpture, and  photography.
 “Our students look forward to showcasing their work in the community.  The Date Festival offers them the unique opportunity to have over 200,000 people see and experience their work; and awards them for the quality of their skill and ideas” states, Michael Bernbaum the Visual Arts Chair at Valley View.  “This is the 28th year we have participated in the fair. We are always very proud of the excellence that our students demonstrate with regard to craftsmanship, innovation, and imagination”.
Special recognition Rosette ribbons and cash awards were awarded to Best of class winners Valeria Garcia in Oil pastel for her expressive Self- portrait; John Trieu for his Optical pattern collage, and Gabriel Lozano-Enciso for his color photo titled, Beach in Dago.   First Place Blue Ribbons were awarded to Danalys Garcia in the watercolor class. Alexandra Taylor, Hannah Hinojosa, Gracie Durr, and Yvette Barragan in the mixed media class. Gracie Durr and Alexandra Taylor in the Charcoal class. Itzel Rodriguez, Paola Quijada, and Jessica Gonzalez in the oil pastel class, Abriana Gomez, Destiny Blass, Isis Gutierrez, Natalia Bolanos, Katelyn Salcedo, Fatima Hernandez, and Marissa Moreno in the collage class. Cameron Moore, Clarissa Mariscal, Camryn Crow, Cailey Eatmon, Adan Cruz, and Kaylynn Adamns in the pen and ink class.  Camryn Crow in the Black and White Pencil class.  Kennedy Donnely, Khalil Washington, Selene Solario, Anthony Sparks, Yarida Alvardo-Martinez, Victoria Beja, and Reijan Carbajal in the Photography class. Audrey Bender, Angelique Martinez, Cordney Armstrong, in the Sculpture class. And, Kim Mayorga-Camacho, and Sarah Moreno in the Ceramics class. Finally,  Second Place, Red Ribbons were awarded to the work of Itzel Rodriguez, Summer Parra, Saree Eatmon, Angel Arias, Mya Quijada, and Elizabeth Frazee.
Congratulations to our outstanding art educators Mr. Michael Bernbaum, Mr. Daniel De La Torre and Ms. Lenore Hamel for their expertise in guiding these eagle artists to soar with creative excellence.