August 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1958, the Long Beach Independent reported the award winners of the second annual Children’s Daze Art Show sponsored by the Seal Beach Artists’ League as part of a summer weekend series of outdoor art exhibits just east of the Seal Beach pier. The show displayed an assortment of fifty paintings and sculptures. The judges were from the Long Beach Museum of Art.

The top ribbon was awarded to six year-old Kathy King of 114 12th Street by unanimous vote. Other winners were:

SEVEN TO NINE YEARS OF AGE
First place: Sonia Ericson, 8, of La Habra
Second place: Claudia Nissley, 8, of 1211 Electric Avenue

TEN TO ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE
First place: Rusty Burris, 10, of 108 25th Sunset Beach
Second place: Connie King, 10, of 114 12th Street
Third place: Meta Nissley, 10, 0f 1211 Electric Avenue

TWELVE YEARS OF AGE
First place: Jolyan Pratt of 277 Bay Shore Avenue
Second place: Adriene Werth of 16822 Pacific Coast Highway

THIRTEEN TO SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE
First place: Dawn Ericson, 14, of La Habra
Second place: David Brown, 13, of 224 4th Street

Honorable mention in the sculpture category went to Meta and Claudia Nissley

– Michael Dobkins


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