The National Art Honor Society makes waves in the Wyland National Art Challenge

Calista Ancog, Associate Editor

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) club made a splash, taking 1st place in the high school category for the Wyland National Art Challenge. They received $250 in credit to go towards art supplies. 

The theme for the competition was water conservation. The mural depicts a pair of hands with mountains and an array of sea creatures in the ocean below. 

“[It represents how] we have the power and control in our hands to change how water conservation is dealt with, and how that can tremendously affect the life that lives in our seas,” said Dianne Marie Cabico, club treasurer and mural chairperson. 

The club began working on the 5-foot by 10-foot mural in October to make the December deadline with 18 members taking part in the creation of the piece. They put in multiple after-school tutorials, lunches, and weekends to work on it.  

“[The hardest part] was finding the time to cooperate with fellow artists and learning different techniques,” said Freshman club member Olivia Yoshida.

Many members said that they learned new art skills from painting the mural. 

“The overall experience was unforgettable and I couldn’t have done it with a more creative group of people,” said Cabico.