Artist Wes Van Dyke presided over the 2014 Teen Juried Art Show held Friday night at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site.
“You’re very lucky to be given a public opportunity to show your work,” Van Dyke told the nominees. “Find your own style and don’t be afraid to show your work.”
Tyler Rhode, 18, who took first place with “NYC Passion,” juxtaposed a b&w cityscape against a colorful graffiti image of the WWII Kiss. The entry was a photo he did as an assignment in his photography class on vibrancy, creating layers to make aspects of the image pop out through technique and effects. “It’s one of America’s most iconic image, and I wanted to bring it alive again with the graffiti version I saw on a school trip to New York.”