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2019 Orange County Register
Artist of the Year in Dance: Irene Kim

Junior Irene Kim was named the Orange County Register's 2019 Artist of the Year in Dance.
"In addition to technique and skill, it was Kim’s artistic inquisitiveness that helped lead her to top honors in the concert dance specialty and to be named the overall Artist of the Year in dance." -Greg Mellen, OC Register.

2018 Orange County Register
Artist of the Year in Dance: Isabelle erlanson

Senior Isabelle Erlanson was named the Orange County Register's 2018 Artist of the Year in Dance.
"What made Erlanson stand out for the panel was the compassion and intelligence behind her choreography and her dancing. 'I can’t dance for nothing; I have to dance for something, whether I find the reason myself or it’s presented to me,' she told the panel." -Paul Hodgins, OC Register

2018 Orange County Register
Artist of the Year in 3d visual arts: jung min lee

Senior Jung Min Lee was named the Orange County Register's 2018 Artist of the Year in 3D Visual Arts.
"Issues that deeply concern Lee include the plight of Syrian refugees and the carnage of the October mass shooting in Las Vegas. Her provocative work on such topics has earned her the honor of being named the Orange County Register’s 2018 Artist of the Year in 3D visual arts." -Theresa Walker, OC Register

2017 Orange County Register
Artist of the Year in 3d visual arts: Zoe Zhou

Senior Zoe Zhou was named the Orange County Register's 2017 Artist of the Year in 3D Visual Arts.
"Art classes gave her an outlet – to be around other children, to express her fears. Later, when she came to the United States to live with a host family while attending high school, she felt that isolation and fear again, partly because of her language skills. So, again, she spoke through her art. 'With a pencil in hand, I showed the world what was in my mind without having to worry about my accent or poor vocabulary. My paintings were more than just beautiful pictures on a canvas; they gave me a voice, a way to uniquely illustrate my point of view.' " - Theresa Walker, OC Register

 

2017 Orange County Register
Artist of the Year in InstrumentAL MUSIC: aILEEN CHUNG

Senior Aileen Chung was named the Orange County Register's 2017 Artist of the Year in Instrumental Music.
"'She demonstrated “the highest level of concert artistry,' said Jeff Held, assistant dean at the College of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University. Not to mention her tone quality. 'You just don’t hear high school players play with that kind of consistency,' Held said." -Theresa Walker, OC Register

2015 Orange County Register Visual Artist of the Year - Tiffany Chung

Dahye "Tiffany" Chung was selected in May of 2015 as the Orange County Register's Visual Artist of the Year. Dahye began drawing as a young child in South Korea.  She is now a senior preparing for her last finals and moving on to Carnegie Mellon University where she will pursue a degree in Communications.
Dahye is interested in the natural world and what happens when the natural world intersects with the artificial. She works in a variety of mediums, including origami and embroidery, to express her passion. Dahye was selected from a pool of applicants by a team of artists, museum curators, and art teachers.