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"The city of Avondale and its Municipal Art Committee have announced the winners of this year’s Achieving Artists Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Scholarship Art Contest."

The city of Avondale and its Municipal Art Committee have announced the winners of this year’s Achieving Artists Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Scholarship Art Contest. Winners earned $5,000.

Fayth Arvizu won first place for her painting titled “Fractured Ties,” Wendy Rocha took second place for her digital media piece titled “Community,” and Guadalupe Osuna took third for her drawing “Flying Low.” Arvizu, Rocha and Osuna are seniors at La Joya Community High School.

Artwork of all contest entries will be on display at the Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, until Wednesday, May 1.

Now in its eighth year, the Achieving Artists Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Scholarship Art Contest – which took place on April 18 – was open to all high school-age graduating seniors in Avondale who are planning to enroll into college.

Thirty one competitors submitted in the media of paintings, drawings, mixed/digital media, photography and sculptures. This year’s contest was well represented by aspiring artists from Agua Fria, La Joya and Westview high schools.

The contest was judged by community artists Joshua Levario, Anthony Velasquez and Jim Painter. Participants, parents and teachers were recognized for their efforts during the reception.

Photos of all the art can also be viewed on Facebook @avondaleartistcommunity.