Art Contest

2020-21 Art Contest

It’s time for the Rotary Club of San Marino’s Annual Art Contest highlighting the variety of student art talent right here in community. Art is invaluable in nurturing creativity and developing culture; it is at the heart of humanity.  This is why the Rotary Club of San Marino supports student art.  Our panel of judges will look for a high level of artistic communication, composition, creativity, and artistic technique in your entry. These four aspects combine to produce an emotional response in the viewer. It is important that the artist draws the viewer in. Communication might be the very definition of art. How well does your art speak to the viewer?  Composition is the art of arranging your elements to communicate your theme. Creativity is a child of imagination. Technique is the method or way the art is done to best communicate your theme.

3rd-5th grade is “ Water is Life ”
6th-12th grade choose your own theme.

Deadline: March 29, 2021 at 11 pm
Award Date: Thursday, April 22nd,2021 from 12:15-1:30 pm, at San Marino Rotary Virtual Zoom Meeting. The Art Committee will send a Zoom Meeting invitation to all art teachers on April 18th, 2021.


The students should only submit artwork to the link representing the category for their work; not to all categories..

Elementary (3-5 grade) Level: The theme is “The water is life”.  
Middle School (6-8 grade) Level:
Category 1 :  Painting & Drawing:
Category 2 :  2D Mixed Medium & 3D Art:
High School (9-12 grade) Level:
Category 1 :  Painting:
Category 2: Sketching: Drawing:
Category 3: 2D Mixed Medium & Graphic Art:
Category 4: Photography:
Category 6: Digital Media /Video:

Art Contest Photos and Videos

Art Contest - April 18, 2019

Winning Artwork Video

Digital Media Winner #1
From San Marino High School student, Jaden K. Mena
Award Category: High School Media/Video
Artwork Theme: Ken and Friends Meet Ella
San Marino High School, 11th Grade

Digit Media Winner #2

From Southwestern Academy student, Andrew Wang:
Award Category: High School Media/Video
Artwork Theme: What’s my name?
Artist’s Name: Hongyi (Andrew) Wang
School & Grade: Southwestern Academy. 12th grade

Digit Media Winner #3

Artwork Theme: American Sign Language Report for our School YouTube Channel
Students Names: Maggie Pan(9th Grade) and Sophie Zhou(12th Grade)

Photos from the Art Contest

Art Contest Photos



Art Contest - April 12, 2018


Winning Artwork Video

List of Winners

Winner of the 2018 Art Contest and Winning Video

2nd Place Video

3rd Place Video
Mobile App Design: The Beard

1st Place Middle School Video


Art Contest, April 20, 2017

Art Contest Video, April 2016

Video by Grace Yang

Meeting Information

Thursdays at 12:10 PM

San Marino Community Church, Fellowship Hall

1750 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA Map It

Our meeting location occasionally changes.  Click “More info” in the Upcoming Events section below to confirm the location.

Due to the COVID-19 Epidemic the club is temporarily meeting on-line via Zoom.  Contact Aaron Gil, President to find out how to log into Zoom. or 626-688-6047

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: History of the French in California
Speaker: Annick Foucrier
Topic: History of the French in California from the 18th - 20th centuries
February 25th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Dean Bilman-Surviving Polio
Speaker: Dean Billman
Topic: Surviving and eradicating polio
March 4th 2021 12:10 pm
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Speaker: Dianne Falconer, Environmentalist, Marketing Professional and Artist
Topic: Woodwell Climate Research Center, Falmouth, MA
March 11th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Dan Stover Music Contest
Speaker: Artist performances over Zoom
March 18th 2021 12:10 pm
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