City of Goleta Announces Winners of First Creek Week Art Contest

By the City of Goleta

The City of Goleta is pleased to announce the winners of the City’s first Creek Week Art Contest hosted by the Goleta Valley Library. In all, 38 community members from across three different age categories turned in art submissions highlighting our creeks, watersheds, and ocean. The submissions included many different mediums including pastel, paint, watercolor, photography, collage, mixed media, charcoal, and more.

City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte had the challenging task of judging the artwork. She said, “It was wonderful to see all the colorful and creative submissions for this first ever Creek Week Art contest in Goleta. All the artwork was so thoughtful and well done, which made it a very hard contest to judge! The creativity in our community is remarkable. I look forward to seeing this art contest as a SB Creek Week tradition in Goleta.”

The judging was based on relevance to the theme, overall appearance, and originality. Each category was awarded a first, second, and third place ribbon along with an honorable mention. Please help us congratulate the winners below!

Children (6th grade and below)

  • 1st Place – Tanner Moritz
  • 2nd Place – Lauren Cox
  • 3rd Place – Aishani Mishra
  • Honorable Mention – Ruby Nespor

Teens (7th -12th grade)

  • 1st Place – Elizabeth Squires
  • 2nd Place – Huzayfah Mansoor
  • 3rd Place – Jolynn Drawe
  • Honorable Mention – Kaimana Killam

Adults (18+)

  • 1st Place – Polly Baldwin
  • 2nd Place – Lisa La Mer
  • 3rd Place – Alaina Murphy
  • Honorable Mention – Rosalie Bier


If you want to check out these wonderful creations, the artwork will remain on display at the Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Avenue) until this Sunday, October 2, 2022.


Written by CityofGoleta

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