Art Contest Winners

2012: Alison Graham: "She Brings the Sun"

She Brings the Sun

2011: Andrea Castillo: "Spirit of the Salmon"

"Spirit of the Salmon" painting

Andrea Castillo
“Spirit of the Salmon”
Los Angeles
My vision of the acrylic piece “Spirit of the Salmon” is based on my experience at Humboldt State’s Native American Art of the North Coast seminar.  I chose salmon as a subject matter to focus on fertility, bounty, and good health of the local native tribes.  I explored the use of symbols and soothing colors to communicate the sensations I received during the experience and how I relate it to my own personal life.

Artist Andrea Castillo and "Spirit of the Salmon" painting