Thirteen local students will receive a $100 cash prize in early January because their art was selected to be featured in Roseville Electric’s and the Environmental Utilities 2009 Student Art Calendar: Changing our Footprint Looking Toward the Future.
Members of the Roseville City Council and Roseville Public Utilities Commission will celebrate the contest winners: Divya Balakrishnan, Brynne Burrows, Cameron Caldito-Camba, Julia Endicott, Sarah Huggins, Jessica Johnson, Jessica Mah, Stephanie Mah, Cody Rampenelli, Jacquelyn Robinson, Sarah Tileston, and Victoria Wilkinson at a special ceremony at the Blue Line Art Gallery in January.
Free copies of the 2009 Student Art Calendar will be available at the Blue Line Art Gallery during the City of Roseville”s Annual Holiday Parade on Nov. 22 and at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 5 in Downtown Roseville. From that date after calendars will be available at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center and selected City of Roseville public counters.
The Student Art Calendar Contest is an annual challenge hosted by Roseville Electric and Roseville Environmental Utilities to encourage students in Roseville to illustrate various ways to have a positive affect on our environment through conservation of energy, water, and participation in recycling and energy efficiency programs. With more than 250 entries received this year, judging the contest gets harder and harder every year.
‘There are so many wonderful pieces to choose from that it’s hard to make a decision,’ says Kathy Kitchell, a 2009 Student Art Calendar Contest judge and Environmental Utilities employee. ‘Although we selected 13 pieces to be featured in the calendar, they are all winners in my mind!’
The student art calendar contest has been a community favorite for more than 12 years. About 14,000 calendars are distributed annually.