By Barbara Zaragoza
The judges made their final decisions on Monday, February 23rd for the 8th annual Dia De La Mujer hosted by The Front Art Gallery in San Ysidro. The theme was Cleansing: Spiritual-Emotional-Magical and thirty-five emerging and established artists competed for first place and two honorable mentions in each category. Three additional visiting artists participated, including the Mayor of Chula Vista’s mother.
Three judges spent an afternoon carefully considering the works:
- Angelica Villagrana, President of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist’s Guild,
- Mary Beebe, Director of the Stuart Collection of Outdoor Sculpture at UCSD, and
- Kevin Linde, Livespan Learning Coordinator at the Museum of Photographic Arts.