CdM Home Tour announces Cover Art Contest winner

The CdM Home Tour team is delighted to announce Isabella Juarez-Padilla as the winner of the Cover Art Contest for the CdM Home Tour Resource Guide. Students were invited to submit their designs and the Home Tour committee was pleased to receive such amazing creations from CdM Middle and High School students. 

Cover Art Winner Isabella

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Isabella Juarez-Padilla, a 13-year-old seventh grader at CdM Middle School

Isabella Juarez-Padilla, also known as Bella, is a 13-year-old seventh grader at CdM Middle School. It took her a day to sketch and paint the winning artwork. She worked on it meticulously, taking time to detail and add light and shadows, resulting in a beautiful, elegant and exquisite design. Juarez-Padilla was inspired by the colorful style of the Tuscan doors in Italy. She chose bright colors and started by sketching the door, using real doors and architectural plans as her references. While working, she listened to her favorite classical music. She loves to create drawings, sculptures and paintings with different mediums.

Juarez-Padilla has special needs and attends the special education program at CdM. Art is a form of therapy for her, as she has autism, anxiety and struggles to socialize. Her mom encouraged her to give the contest a try, hoping that she would start painting again to help her improve her mental health. Luckily, she loved the challenge and has said she feels happy again when painting! 

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The winning cover art for this year’s CdM Home Tour brochure, by student artist Isabella Juarez-Padilla

Juarez-Padilla is an inspiration to us all, as she also learned to play the piano by herself during the 2020 quarantine, is currently learning how to play an electric guitar and also likes to sing opera. Two of her artworks are part of the collection at the UNESCO in Troyes, France. 

Congratulations to all the entrants for their wonderful and inspiring creations and a particular thanks to Juarez-Padilla for her inspirational story and remarkable achievements.

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