PAX exchange student from Spain with her award-winning painting in her host state Utah

One Spanish Artist, One Proud Host Family

We are a family in Utah hosting an exchange student for the first time. Joana is from Barcelona, and we would like to share with you two of Joana’s projects. We are so proud of Joana. Her art work Mujer de Círculos was selected to be part of the 2019-2020 Utah Division Arts and Museums traveling exhibition of the Utah All-State High School Art Show.

Of 1,016 works submitted and 336 accepted, only 27 works were selected to be part of the exhibition that will travel around Utah. In addition to traveling to exhibition spaces across the state, her work will also be included in the 2019 Utah Art Festival, where it will be displayed in the main gallery. Also, she received an honorary award at the art center in Bountiful, Utah with her painting Octopus Girl. Joana is a dedicated and talented artist. We have loved seeing her achievements during this school year.

—The Alvey Family (UT), host family of Joana (Spain)