Featured Student Artist: Emily Watson


Taco Del MarEmily is a Top Ten Winner from our Spring 2018 art contest for her piece “Taco Del Mar.”

My name is Emily Watson and I am 14 years old. I’ve been drawn to art and music for as long as I can remember. I created “Taco Del Mar” in my art class at The Bear Creek School. It was my first knife painting so it was all experimentation. Now I enjoy knife painting because it makes such rough paint strokes into something beautiful. To me that conveys the message that beauty isn’t always about perfection and spot-on detail. Even a quick, harsh piece like the one I created conveys emotion, sometimes more than other pieces because of its rawness. Art has always been my passion and I’ve started making it my career, exhibiting at Emerald City Comic Con as my first step. Hopefully I’ll be headed to an art college and get a job doing what I love.

Featured Student Artist: Meghana Basi


basiMeghana Basi is spring art contest Top Ten Winner for her artwork “The Mask.”

Hello everyone,

I’m Meghana Basi, 15yrs old, going to the Walnut Hill School For The Arts in Natick MA. I’m a youthfully inspired artist, becoming a top ten winner for the third time, so this is my hat-trick win!! First of all, thank you Celebrating Art and Blick Art for motivating kids to believe in their talents to think beyond the horizons! At an early age of 3, I started exploring colors. By 8, I knew I can draw gracefully in bigger canvases expressing my dynamic SELF. In all these years, it’s an evolution of ‘ME’ and my ‘ART’ holding hands together through this journey!

My creation, “THE MASK” was inspired by today’s society around us, who lack the potential of understanding who they are or kept disregarding their identity. We are all wearing a MASK, and beneath that façade is our true self! Our authenticity is by being true to our SELF through our thoughts words and actions. Through this painting I want society to realize that our beauty lies in letting down the mask and being our true authentic SELF.

My goal is to incorporate my art into all sorts of diverse and complex possibilities and techniques that no one could ever imagine about. There is a vast sea through which I got to swim across to reach my destination. I’m a just a small fish in a gigantic ocean of colors! At the same time, I feel my art speaks more than my words, enlightening and touching this world and there is nothing really left to say. Again, thank you, Celebrating Art and Blick Art for giving me this ladder to climb up high!

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Featured Student Artist: Anjali Alishala


Screen Shot 2018-06-25 at 10.24.53 AMAnjali Alishala is a spring 2018 Top Ten Winner for her artwork “Music in the Sunset.

I am Anjali Alishala, with a creative mind towards art. As I am writing this statement, I am of age 14, and a rising 9th grader at Weddington High School. I’ve published my first painting at the age of 8, and improved myself in many ways throughout the years. I enjoy exploring different types of mediums (Graphite, 3D art, Charcoal, Pastels, Watercolors, Acrylics, Oils, Clay, Origami). My “Music in the Sunset” painting, was an inspiration from my love of art and music. Combining the two things that I loved most, was interesting and fun. I would like to explore more in the world of art. My goals for the future include working with paper quilling, improving my oil painting skills, and learning new techniques with graphite, in order to become a better artist.

Hope you enjoy my art, just as much as I enjoy making them!


Featured Student Artist: Wendi Li


Wendi is a Top Ten Winner from our spring 2018 art contest for her artwork “Dark Night“.

WendiHi, my name is Wendi Li. I’m nine years old, and everyone knows that I love art. My inspiration comes from a lot of places when it comes to my artwork. But what really inspired me to do “Dark Night” was because that people would notice the details of the painting and realize how beautiful our Earth is. Even though other people say that I am good at art, I like to push myself to be the best that I can be. I always attempt challenging pieces of artwork, and I will continue to do the same in the future. I hope more children like me will fall in love with art and just follow their dreams. Art to me isn’t just a piece of paper and a few paint brushes. It’s all about you and how you think about art. Do what you think is right and always use your imagination.


Featured Student Artist: Jayden Zhou


20180101_105906Jayden is a Top Ten Winner in our fall 2017 national art contest for his artwork “Deer and the Flower“.

This is Jayden Zhou. I am very happy to learn that my drawing was chose to be one of the top 10 winners.

I am seven years old and a 2nd grader from Archway Classical Academy in Chandler AZ. I chose to draw this picture “Deer and the Flower” because I like nature and animals. I love drawing, painting, crafting and art in general. I am not sure yet what I will be when I grow up. Maybe I will be a sculptor.

The picture of me is on top of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, taken on New Year’s day 2018.


Featured Student Artist: Lipi Patel


Lipi PatelLipi is a Top Ten Winner in our fall 2017 national art contest for her artwork “Sunset“.

My name is Lipi Patel. I was born in Australia and moved to America at age of 4. I’m in 6th grade and I attend John Adams Middle School. I have great interest in the universe. Along with art, I play tennis. I’ve been playing tennis since I was 6 years old. I started with art lessons when I was 7. I attend Studio 105 currently for art. I think of art as a relaxing and entertaining activity. I think art is here for us to find our “happy place.” Most of my art work is based off of scenery. I got inspiration for my art work, “Sunset” from my love of scenery. My current goal is to make a beautiful art masterpiece that I can sell to someone. I also want to get into Varsity tennis in high school. My biggest goal is to get a job at NASA to become an astronomer. All my life, I’ve always wanted a job at NASA. I want to continue with art because when I do art, that is where I find peace and relaxed from the inside. This is an opportunity that I don’t want to lose. I want to thank my art teacher, Sangeeta Bhagat. I was really happy when I saw that I was in the Top Ten.


Featured Student Artist: Meghana Basi


Celebrating Art!Meghana is a Top Ten Winner in our fall 2017 national art contest for her artwork “Motherhood“.

I’m Meghana Basi, an aspiring 14-yr old young artist, from the Walnut Hill School For The Arts in Natick MA. I believe if you do something you truly love from within, then it is the greatest thing you could ever accomplish. I’m doing exactly what ‘m supposed to do, for more than a decade, putting my heart and soul into my ARTS.

If someone asks me, what inspires me to create my arts, always my answer would be, it is ME, that inspires me! My art is incorporated and buried within me, enforcing my unique individuality. ‘Motherhood’ was one of my gift to all the mothers and kids of the YWCA Fina House. I’ve attempted to inspire and motivate those mothers through my painting. A child asked me a very delicate question, which lingers in my mind quite often. How do you get hope in life? “Always believe in yourself even when others don’t”, was my answer! I wish my painting “Motherhood”gives lot of hope and inspiration to each and every child and mother out there.

My goal is to inspire and touch this world through my paintings! I wish to give a lot of joy and contentment to the souls of my supporters and viewers through my surrealistic creations. I’m over the moon, to get picked again as a top ten winner! Thank you so much, Celebrating Art and Blick Art for your support! Thank you for inspiring me to spread love (art is my love) again! Please visit my portfolio to know more about me