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Featured Student Artist: Qinye Chen



Quinye has been studying art for many years. She has learned watercolor, oil painting, acrylic, pencil sketching, and charcoal drawing. Her painting, “Home“, was selected as a Top Ten Winner in the Fall 2012 national art contest.

-1An 11th grader at Richmond Secondary School in British Columbia, Qinye enjoys exploring all kinds of media and is willing to try anything new.  One media she would love to try in the future is sculptures and 3D models.  In creating “Home”, Qinye tried to show a feeling of coming back home after a long journey.  The colors of the sunset show a sense of nostalgia and create a strong contrast with the color of the water.  She was also inspired by the Impressionists and their use of strong colors and small yet visible brush strokes.

“Art is a way for me to interact with the rest of the world.” Qinye says, “I wouldn’t imagine what my life would be like without art.”  Qinye is currently taking an IB art course in school and spends most of her spare time in art workshops/classes. In the future, she plans to go into the architecture or landscape architecture field.

To view Qinye’s website, go to www.artofamychen.com.

To find out more about our national art contest, visit www.CelebratingArt.com.

Featured Student Artist: Maya Huffman


MayaHufmanFall2012 001art-num-721332542asMaya is a 16-year-old junior at Marian Central Catholic High School in Illinois.  She is also taking art classes at Main Street Art Center in Lake Zurich, and has been doing so for many years.  Main Street Art Center is where Maya learned many techniques that she uses in her art work. She learned these techniques and other ways to continue to improve her art from some very talented art teachers at Main Street Art Center.

Maya’s painting, “Sunset Sailing”, was created for her cousin, Alice, for her 18th birthday.  Alice loves oceans, sunsets, beaches, peaceful summer scenery, and lots of color. Maya wanted to paint something Alice would like, so she did her best to create the perfect piece for her.  Little did Maya know that her art would also be selected as a Top Ten Winner in the Summer 2012 national art contest.  “Sunset Sailing” was picked out of over a thousand entries as one of the ten best in her age division.

To learn more about our national art contests, please visit www.CelebratingArt.com.  Also, be sure to check out the just-announced Top Ten Winners for the Fall 2012 art contest by going here.