Ross Dunham, The Republic | azcentral.com
Students Taking a New Direction (STAND), Arizona’s anti-smoking youth coalition, asked student artists all over Arizona to create and submit art that inspired others “to take a STAND against tobacco.”
Joseline Valenzuela, 18, earned the 2014 “Art of Resistance” top pick and $200 in art supplies for her piece titled, “Make the Right Choice.”
Medina, is a 41-year-old Phoenix resident and native of Bolivia, who participated in the Calle16 mural project in 2010, creating murals along 16th Street in Phoenix.
The Republic and azcentral.com conducted a readers’ choice poll featuring 13 entries in the “Art of Resistance” contest.
With 50 percent of the votes, “From Life to Death,” by Jennifer Ramos of Phoenix Trevor G. Browne High School, was the top reader pick.
Valenzuela’s work came in second with 30 percent of the votes.