Monthly Archives: March 2016

Featured Student Artist: Cassie Wang

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cassie wang1Cassie Tammy Wang lives in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. Her art, “Self Portrait” was selected as a Top Ten Winner in our Summer 2015 national art contest. At the time of publication, she was twelve years old attending Thomas Grover Middle School.

From when she was a little girl, Cassie has enjoyed visiting art museums around the world. Cassie loves art and has attended Sharron Art Center since September 2012. Her teacher, Danielle Oyales, inspires Cassie a lot through teaching her various techniques using different materials from oil pastel, watercolor, color pencil, and current pencil sketch.

cw1Cassie’s talent has been reflected in many art contests. She has entered the Celebrating Art Contest three times so far, and all of her art works have been published (Happy Birds, Peaceful World, and Self Portrait are show). Moreover Cassie has been selected as Top Ten Winners twice (2013 and 2015 summers). Her 2015 Top Ten piece “Self Portrait” (shown at the bottom) was created by watercolor and reflects her love of art, music, literature, and beautiful nature.

cw2In addition, Cassie won the State 1st place in Conservation Poster Contest twice, the State 1st place and National 2nd place in Federation Aeronautic International (FAI) Art Contest “World Air Games-Dubai”, the Global 3rd place in Space Foundation International Student Art Contest “The View from My Spaceship”, and Global Top Ten in UNEP Children’s Painting Competition, etc.

Her art teacher refers to Cassie as an ambitious girl. She always likes to try new things. It is difficult to say what Cassie’s goal is for the future. At least currently art is her favorite.

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To learn more about our national art contests, visit www.celebratingart.com.

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Featured Student Artist: Noah Bennett

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noah_bennettNoah was in 3rd grade attending Artipre Art Education Center in Maryland when his art “Over Yonder” was selected as a Top Ten Winner in our Summer 2015 national art contest. Noah has always loved reading comics and drawing characters. He recently started art class at Artipre and he loves it there.

Noah aspires to continue art and is excited about learning different mediums. Noah’s inspiration for “Over Yonder” was old farm houses he sees when we drive from Maryland to Pennsylvania.

In the future, Noah would like to be either an artist or have a PhD in Physics.

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To learn more about our national art contests, visit www.celebratingart.com.

Featured Student Artist: Bria Shay Neff

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image1Bria was a second grader attending Learning Garden Arts Academy in South Dakota when she was published as a national Top Ten Winner in our Summer 2015 art book. This means that out of thousands of art pieces submitted into the contest, hers was chosen as one of the ten best in her grade division.

Bria’s winning art is titled “Sir Handsome” and is a green peacock. The green peacock is endangered because of its beautiful feathers, habitat loss, and contaminated food source. We asked Bria to share some information about herself and what inspired her winning art.

“My name is Bria, I am nine years old and I want to save the animals. I read about all of the endangered animals and I couldn’t believe what is happening to these wonderful creatures. I want to paint all the endangered animals and donate the money to give them a face so they don’t disappear.

“I am painting these pictures of endangered animals because I want people to know that they are losing their habits and food.  It makes me feel super sad so I want to help by selling these paintings and donating the money to make sure none these wonderful animals ever go extinct.”

You can read an article on Bria and her efforts written by the International Fund for Animal Welfare by clicking here.

To learn more about our national art contests, visit http://www.celebratingart.comart-num-676062038as

Bria’s art conservation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Facesoftheendangered/

Bria’s website: https://www.pigtailsart.com