ANIMALS AMONG US: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition


ANIMALS AMONG US: 11th Annual Youth Exhibition

8 October, 2016 - 5 February, 2017

Students in grades K-12 across San Diego County and Tijuana were invited this year to enter artwork into MOPA’s 11th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition. In celebration of the San Diego Zoo’s Centennial, the 2016 exhibition asked the students to consider the significance of animals in their lives and in the world.


The 2016 Youth Exhibition received the largest number of submissions in MOPA’s history! 470 students submitted photographic artworks and 105 were selected to be displayed at MOPA, the Central Library, and the Logan Heights Library.


Thank you to all the teachers and schools who bring art into the classroom and congratulations to the student artists selected to be part of MOPA’s 11th Annual Youth Exhibition, Animals Among Us!


Photos shown in alphabetical order by the student artist's last name. Visit MOPA, the Central Library , and the Logan Heights Library to view the full exhibitions!


Our special thanks to the guest jurors who selected the works in this exhibition based on quality, originality, theme, and artist statement:

Tom Chambers, Photographer

Alejandro Cossio Borboa, Photographer

Rachael Keeler, Senior Research Technician, San Diego Zoo

Deborah Klochko, Executive Director, MOPA

Holly Roberts, Artist


ANIMALS AMONG US is made possible by the generous support of City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund, North County Credit Union, and Gardner Bilingual Fund.