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Sonoma Awards Student Artist “Excellence” – Sonoma Sun

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Posted on July 27, 2022 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Rue Gobbee accepts a Certificate of Excellence from Sonoma Mayor Jack Ding.

Rue Gobbée, a self-proclaimed “daughter of art” who studies graphic communication at Cal Poly, received an achievement award from the Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission. The Sonoma Valley High graduate will be the guest of honor at the Saturday, Aug. 6 reception at the Arts Guild of Sonoma, which opens an exhibition of the young artist’s work through Aug. 14.

The exhibition features his packaging design, editorial cartoons, digital illustrations and more. The city award includes a $2,000 scholarship to Cal Poly, where she will focus on visual design in production and packaging, advertising.

“I had no idea the extent of my passion until I started physically drawing on a screen,” she says. “I am now certain that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life: creating and designing with everything from pencils to the latest technology. I am grateful for the guidance of my SVHS teacher, Mr. Andy Mitchell, who introduced me to digital art.

Spacing, per Rue Gobbee

She hopes to one day “help ethically sound individuals, nonprofits, causes, and businesses speak to the world visually, drawing metaphorically, and explaining visually.”

Constance Schlelein of the Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission said, “We were impressed with Rue swallowed the initiative and dynamism of . When Rue was able to work on a tablet during the pandemic, the light bulb just went on. She had found her perfect artistic medium. She told CFAC that her work took off when she had the right tools for her vision. We are pleased to present her with the Creative Student Artist Award in the hope that she will use the funds for materials and the advancement of her artistic abilities, education and career.

Of the exhibit, said Christine Gonsalves of the Arts Guild of Sonoma, “it comes at an ideal time when the Arts Guild has just upgraded its displays, lighting and interior, continuing our reputation as an important showcase of 2D and 3D works of Sonoma local artists This show supports young talent in Sonoma using new mediums and expanding the definition of art today.

Example of graphic design, by Rue Gobbee

Pat Meier-Johnson, Sonoma Plein Air Foundation Board Member, said, “This new digital art exhibit demonstrates that arts education in Sonoma Valley schools and organizations can build lifelong skills that enrich the individual student as well as the communities the student touches. As we have done in the past with the Arts Guild of Sonoma Middle and High School Exhibits, we are pleased to fund this exhibit and make it easy for the public to appreciate new student art.

Constance Schlelein of the Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission said jurors were impressed with Rue swallowed the initiative and dynamism of . “When Rue was able to work on a tablet during the pandemic, the light bulb just went on. She had found her perfect artistic medium. She told CFAC that her work took off when she had the right tools. for her vision. We are pleased to have presented her with the Creative Student Artist Award in the hope that she will use the funds for materials and the advancement of her artistic abilities, education and career.

Rue Gobbée, a self-proclaimed “daughter of art,” went to study graphic communications at Cal Poly.

Christine Gonsalves of the Arts Guild of Sonoma said, “This exhibition comes at a good time as the Arts Guild has just upgraded its exhibits, lighting and interior, continuing our reputation as an important showcase of 2D and 3D from local artists in Sonoma. This show supports young talent in Sonoma by using new mediums and expanding the definition of art today.

Pat Meier-Johnson, Sonoma Plein Air Foundation Board Member, said, “This new digital art exhibit demonstrates that arts education in Sonoma Valley schools and organizations can build lifelong skills that enrich the individual student as well as the communities the student touches. As we have done in the past with the Arts Guild of Sonoma Middle and High School Exhibits, we are pleased to fund this exhibit and make it easy for the public to appreciate new student art.

In addition to Ms. Gobbée’s work, 2D and 3D art by 25 members of the Arts Guild of Sonoma is on display.

The City of Sonoma Cultural and Fine Arts Commission Creative Arts Student Awards Program began in 1988 as Fee program and is open to high school juniors and seniors, who reside in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, and who have a strong interest in the visual, literary, or performing arts. Applicants submitted a 200-500 word statement explaining the role art has played in their lives and what their plans are for furthering their artistic education, along with examples of their work

The The reception on August 6 is free and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sonoma Arts Guild140 Napa Street East.