New Braunfels Art League Showcases Student Artwork

May 5, 2022 - Comal ISD student artwork was showcased during the New Braunfels Art League’s 2022 Teen Spring Gallery Show with seven pieces receiving first place honors in their categories, and one named “Best of Show.”

Featuring a mix of art mediums, the Best of Show piece, titled “Night Time Playfulness” was created by Trinity Bailey from Canyon Lake High School. The judge’s comments said, “Wonderful use of several media, beautiful colored pencil technique and color choices.” Bailey’s art teacher is Nell Anderson.

First-Place Honorees

  • “Flow” by Priscilla Velazquez, Memorial Early College High School, teacher Jessica McCullough, Drawing Media, graphite – Judge’s comment, “Wonderful values and blending in this piece. Great job!”
  • “Untitled” by Alexander Grimaldo, Smithson Valley High School, teacher Lauren George, Digital medium, photography and digital art – Judge’s comment, “Beautiful work! Wonderful colors and forms. I know how difficult this is to do on the computer.”
  • “Neverending Emotions” by Madison Haning, Canyon Lake High School, teacher Kara Stracener, Painting Media, acrylic and Sharpie – Judge’s comment, “Well balanced composition and nice use of lines and colors.”
  • “Never Forget,” by Olivia Ann Weiser, Spring Branch Middle School, teacher Carlos Perez, Painting Media Middle School, acrylics – Judge’s comment, “Nice representation of an elephant, wonderful use of shapes and values. The splatter added a nice sense of excitement.” 
  • “Conflicted Interest” by Nicholas Henderson, Smithson Valley Middle School, teacher Heidi Myklebust, Drawing Media Middle School, Pencil – Judge’s comment, “Great tittle, matches a great drawing and you used a variety of values.”
  • “Wired,” by Cannon Edwards, CLHS, teacher Stracener, 3-dimensional media, wire and wood base – Judge’s comment, “Wonder form and use of lines.”
  • “Rusty” by Jacob Abrusley, Church Hill Middle School, teacher Kendra Ferrell, 3-dimensional media, Longhorn red clay and amaco glaze – Judge’s comment, “True to name: Rusty – nice glaze and great forms. Shows skill levels about your age group.” 

In addition to these top prizes, Comal ISD students received several second place, third place and honorable mention awards. These artists and their honors are listed here.

  • Kambryn Aguilar, CHMS, painting media, honorable mention
  • Alexis Berger, CMS, painting media, 2nd place
  • Deliah Renee Brown, CMS, drawing media, 2nd place
  • Abigail Cabral, CMS, drawing media, 3rd place
  • Saige Chiders, CLHS, dimensional media, 3rd place
  • Trevor Dimas, SVHS, drawing, honorable mention
  • Emma DeWitt, MECHS, painting media, 3rd place
  • Sophia Engel, CMS, dimensional media, 3rd place
  • Isaiah Fountano, SVHS, drawing, 3rd place
  • Emily Ingram, SVHS, drawing, 2nd place
  • Ashlyn Jordan, CLHS, dimensional media, 2nd place
  • Dakota Rader, CLHS, dimensional media, honorable mention
  • Rylee Reinarz, MVMS, painting media, 3rd place
  • Miley Shea, SVMS, drawing media, honorable mention
  • Olivia St Myers, SVHS, digital art, 3rd place
  • Luca Yassa Garcia, CHMS, dimensional media, honorable mention





-"Night Time Playfulness" by Trinity Bailey, Best in Show

-"Flow" by Priscilla Velazquez

-"Untitled" by Alexander Grimaldo

-"Neverending Emotions" by Madison Haning"

-"Never Forget" by Olivia Ann Weiseer

-"Conflicted Interest" by Nicholas Henderson

-'Wired" by Cannon Edwards

-"Rusty" by Jacob Abrusley


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