First Place — The Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach

Xinxin presenting her certificate and medallion in front of her art, the Girl With the Jade Earring.
Award winning piece
Zhang, Xinxin, Girl with the Jade Earring. 2021, fabric.
Second exhibition piece
Zhang, Xinxin, Ballerina. 2020, acrylic.

After the South Coast Crystal Court exhibition, two of Xinxin (Cathy) Zhang’s artwork has chosen to be featured in the 2021 Junior Art Exhibition at the Laguna Festival of Arts from July 5th to September 3rd.

Entrance of the 2021 Junior Art Exhibition, July 11th.

The Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach

The Festival of Arts Junior Art Exhibit is partnering with the Orange County Department of Education’s Imagination Celebration. It is one of the highlights of the summer show. Out of the thousands of submissions from schools throughout Orange County, only the works by around 200 students (K-12) are displayed in the Junior Art Gallery.

The exhibit is not only a showcase for new generations of young OC student artists but also a vivid testimonial to the value of arts education in our school systems.

Xinxin presenting her artwork.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony took place on August 15th. We came to celebrate the talent, creativity, and hard work of these young artists, and certificates and medallions were presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each grade level.

Xinxin receiving the award.
2021 Junior Art Exhibit winners celebrate at the Festival of Arts, August 15.
1st place 2-D Art, Grade 11. Certificate and medallion.