Youth Art Month, Council for Art Education

2022 Award Recipients

State YAM Winners

K–2 Division
My Sandwich

Crayon and Tempera Cake
Justice Lucas
Grade: 2

3–5 Division
Frida Kahlo Portrait
crayon, tempera paint, sulphite paper, construction paper, glitter glue
Jacob Sloss
Grade: 3

Justice Lucas
Mount Vernon Elementary School
Lemon Grove SD
Region: Southern

Alyssa Navapanich
Teacher

Jacob Sloss
Gold River School
San Juan USD
Region: Northern 

Karmala Sherwood
Teacher

6–8 Division
Tantamount, 2021
mixed-media on paper
Isabella D’Augostine
Grade: 8

9–12 Division & Overall Winner
Evelyn Nesbit
acryclic

Kaitlyn Pearson
Grade: 12

Isabella D’Augostine
Toby Johnson Middle School
Elk Grove USD
Region: Northern 

Jaime Shilen
Teacher

Kaitlyn Pearson
Stockdale High School
Kern HSD
Region: Central

Linda Hyatt
Teacher

Ruth Jansen High School Senior YAM Award

Each year, a senior high school student from each regional YAM show is selected as that region's Ruth Jansen Award winner and given a cash award. The funding for this award is provided by a special memorial trust fund established in memory of Ruth Jansen by her family, friends, and the community. It is given by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. We are grateful for the support and recognition this has provided for students. There is also a Ruth Jansen Award given to outstanding teachers as well. Read more about Ruth Jansen

CAEA is honored to be able to present a $100 Ruth Jansen award to a high school senior from each CAEA region whose work was submitted during the annual YAM program.

Central Region

A Bloom of Gratitude
colored pencils
Sarah Nguyen

Sarah Nguyen
Liberty High School
Kern HSD

Linda Brown
Teacher

Southern Region

My Little Museum
colored pencils
Karen Aiko Rivera

Karen Aiko Rivera
Los Altos High School
Hacienda La Puente USD

Bertha Oseguera Jara
Teacher

Northern Region

Loving You is Torture
acrylic on canvas board

Jennifer Duran

Jennifer Duran
Florin High School
Elk Grove USD

Alexandra Pease
Teacher

San Diego Area