By the Swamp — art by James Fallon

One City One Story 2017 Art Contest

1st place

Middle School category


James Fallon

Grade 6,

South Pasadena Middle School

“By the Swamp”

Colored pencil and acrylic paint; 11 x 8.5 inches

The image of a totem, possibly alone and deep in a forest, suggests a spiritual journey along with literal traveling. This piece has nice, balanced detail—vibrant colors, skilled technique, and beautiful finish.


To view the list of the contest winners:  OCOS 2017 The Traveler Contest Winners

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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