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For More Information Contact:
Jan Marlese, Horton Gallery Director
(209) 954-5507

L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery Presents:
12th Annual Student Art Exhibition & Awards Competition

April 21-May 18

Delta Center for the Arts LH Horton Jr. Gallery presents the 12th Annual Student Exhibition & Art Awards Competition, April 21 – May 18.  The opening reception is planned for Thursday,
April 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  All events are FREE and open to the public.

This exhibit features the work of currently enrolled Delta College students. The annual juried exhibition is open to students of all disciplines, campus wide. The visual arts faculty juries the exhibition and issues awards based on technical proficiency, creativity, and the potential for growth within the visual arts. The Awards Competition provides an opportunity for Studio Arts Majors to receive recognition and prize awards. Students competing for an award submit a body of work and address their creative goals through a written statement.

The awards are all donated by community members, and include: Frank W. Clancy Memorial Award: Best of Show $200, and six additional $100 awardsFrank W. Clancy Memorial Award, Edward Freedman Memorial Award in Ceramics, Eric & Jane Hitt Memorial Award, Blanche McDaniel Memorial Award, the Bill Williams Award in Drawing, and the SJDC Art Club Award. There are also six $50 Merit Awards from the Division of Fine Arts & Communications, and one $100 award from the Dean of Art & Communications.

The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a non-profit organization and a premier exhibition space in the city of Stockton. The primary mission of the Gallery is to promote the exhibition of quality and culturally diverse artwork in support of our students’ education and the community at large. The Gallery offers excellent exhibition opportunities to local, regional, and national artists, lenders and guest curators. The Gallery presents artists’ work in all media, with no thematic or geographic restrictions.

The Gallery is located on the ground floor of Shima Center and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and open to the public. Recommended parking is available in the Shima lot for a fee of $1. Tours are welcome, and Gallery Talks and special needs may be addressed by contacting the Gallery. For more information, contact Jan Marlese, Gallery Director, (209) 954-5507,

Visit the Gallery website at:

Digital images available upon request.

                                               Delta College Student Art

Student Art: John Renteria
                                            John Renteria "Think"

Student Art: Bruce Smallwood
                                    Bruce Smallwood "Burning Man"

Afton Kern
                                          Afton Kern "Ave Maria"



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