Published: Published: July 1st, 2020

Art Contest “Honoring Those Who Serve” (Deadline September 20th)

The Sonoran Arts League is announcing a statewide Online Art Contest with cash awards open to grades K-12.

THEME: “Honoring Those Who Serve” Create artwork expressing your thanks and appreciation to someone who has made a difference in your life and help honor those who serve in our communities and country.

Identify “WHO” inspired your artwork:  Doctor / Nurse / Healthcare Worker  Military / Veteran  Firefighter / Police Officer / Civil Service  Educator / Art Teacher  Sports / Athletics / Mentor / Coach  Parent / Grandparent / Caregiver

This is an opportunity to paint, draw, manipulate paper, weave, or collage – it’s your choice. Take all of your favorite art techniques and materials to combine them into a work of self-expression.

Register your entry online on the Sonoran Arts League website www.sonoranartsleague.org by September 20th. Click on Art Contest under the Education Tab

For more information view the flyer or contact Executive Director Pat Bell-Demers [email protected].

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Published: Published: May 29th, 2020

Congratulations 2020 High School Musical Theatre Award Winners

In an online ceremony Saturday night, musical performances from high schools across the state were celebrated during the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards. If you missed the show, it is still available for viewing at http://www.asugammage.com/HSMTA. 

Congratulations to everyone who was highlighted in the online ceremony. For those of you who had shows interrupted by COVID19, we share your disappointment & look forward to your return to the live stage during safer times. In the meantime, we have enjoyed the innovative ways your creativity & self expression live on during the pandemic.

A huge congratulations to everyone who participated in the show and congratulations to the following 2020 High School Musical Theatre Award Winners.


2019 – 2020 Winners

Best Musical

  • Chandler High School – All Shook Up

Best Lead Male and Female

  • Brach Drew – Marcos De Niza High School
  • Angelica Santana – Dobson High School

Best Supporting Male

  • Lucas Oland – Phoenix Country Day School

Best Supporting Female

  • Tyler Velarde – Saguaro High School

Best Vocalist

  • Nainoa Aguano – Chandler High School

Best Dance Ensemble

  • “Seize the Day” Dance Ensemble – Maricopa High School

Best Set and Prop

  • Presley Symington – Marcos De Niza High School

Best Lighting

  • The Chandler High Lighting Team – Chandler High School

Best Sound

  • The Chandler High Sound Team – Chandler High School

Best Hair and Make-up

  • Cara Richman – Desert Mountain High School

Best Costumes

  • Dorian Williams – Marcos De Niza High School

ASU Gammage Leadership Awards

  • Macey Clausen  – Casteel High School
  • Aunah Johnson – Shadow Mountain High School
  • Luke Morton – Williams Field High School
  • Jordan Wiener – Arizona School for the Arts

Excellence in Stage Management Award

  • Maya Channer – Shadow Mountain High School
  • Alysya Mitchell – Saguaro High School

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