2022 kids kaleidoscope

The annual Kids Kaleidoscope Art Show took place on Saturday, 9 April at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The event was a major success with 100 Elementary, Middle and High School students entering their artworks. The show is open to young artists, ages 5 – 18/grades K – 12 divided into three age groups

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 2 Honorable Mention prizes per category were awarded in each age group. Students, teachers and family members attended the award ceremony and reception.

The awards recognition follows:

Click the table below.

Top Awards

Best in Show and Blue Ribbons

best in show
dacy denton
grade 11
age 17
"prehistoric playground"


blue ribbon elementary school
grace cho
grade 5
age 11
"ARABESQUE"



blue ribbon middle school
payton kiesel
grade 7 
age 12
"mushroom village"

blue ribbon high school
james bitner
grade 10
age 16
"street life"

Art Teachers and award presenters

art Teachers
Wendy nelson,
ron Van der pol, and
betty erickson

teachers with award presenters
jinx lennon and
suzanne nicolaisen

here are photos of awardees

Award presenters are Suzanne Nicolaisen (left), Jinx Lennon (right). Teachers Wendy Nelson (left) and Ron Van Der Pol are also shown in some of the photos.