2019 Millbrae Art Show and Contest Winners
More than 40 artists from Millbrae had their works on display last month during the Millbrae Art Show and Contest.
“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Millbrae Art Show and Contest. Your art makes yours and our community all the more beautiful. We are culturally richer for it,” said Millbrae Mayor Wayne Lee. “The outpouring of support for this event was terrific and I want to thank all the participants and supporters for making it a success.”
This year’s art show featured works from artists of all ages who used a variety of mediums to express their visions. Awards were presented to artists in four categories: adults, middle school, grammar school, and best of show.
Faith Lee won first place in the adults category with her work of art titled “Macaw.”
Emi Le won first place in the middle school category with her work of art title “Family at Sunset.”
Gyneth Zhang won first place in the grammar school category with her work of art title “The Angel: Dr. King.”
Eleanor Somoza won best of show with her work of art titled “Sleeping Cat.”
“I started painting in the 1980’s and I found that I really loved hand coloring black and white photos. I take the photos and develop them myself. I then print it on matte paper and hand color it,” said best of show winner Eleanor Somoza. “My 20-year-old cat is featured in the piece. I really loved it because he just blended in so well and it’s a little abstract so it takes a moment to realize he’s in the painting.”
We congratulate all the participants for making this year’s art show a great success. This was the first art show the City has hosted since 2011. Because of the participation and engagement from the community, it will be held again next year.
We want to recognize and thank the Millbrae Cultural Arts Advisory Committee and Millbrae Recreation Department staff for their hard work and diligence to make this year’s show a great success.
We also want to recognize and thank the Millbrae Community Foundation for their generous donation to host this year’s art show.
Artist Eleanor Somoza
Best of Show Winner
Artist Faith Lee
First Place, Adult Category
“Family at Sunset”
Artist Emi Le
First Place, Middle School Category