June’s Artist of the Month: Zenia Olivo
In last month’s Artist of the Month contest, we asked girls worldwide to create art inspired by the theme Dreams. And did they ever! In their entries, artists created a range of images from dreaming of the future to exploring far-off lands, to taking over the world with their art.
Our Facebook fans submitted a whopping 2,097 votes as our top 10 artists competed for the title of June’s Artist of the Month. After tallying the votes, we’re pleased to announce that Zenia Olivo, 14, of Suffern, New York, is this month’s winner.
The title of Olivo’s work is “City Takeover” and in writing about this piece, she said:
"My dream is to start my art career in a big influential city like NY & I see myself in a huge blank canvas drawing & painting until I have made it there."
As June’s Artist of the Month, Olivo will receive an official Artist of the Month t-shirt donated by T-Shirts.com, a free one-year membership to Teen Voices, publication in our online or print magazine, and a chance to exhibit at Blick Art Materials in Boston in 2013. In addition, she will advance to our Artist of the Year Contest (to be held in January 2013) to compete for a $250 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials-Boston and a full scholarship (tuition, room, and board) to the renowned School of the Museum of Fine Arts’ Pre-College Summer Art Studio—a $4,000 value!
Will you be the next artist of the month? The theme for July is Nature. The deadline is July 31 at midnight, so you still have 2+ weeks to send us your art. Enter your nature-themed art in our July art contest. Click here for full contest guidelines.
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