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may, 2021

07may6:30 pm6:45 pm6th Annual Robert Ellis Patterson Student Art Award Ceremony @ LHUCA Plaza

Event Details

6th Annual Robert Ellis Patterson Student Art Award Ceremony
Friday, May 7
6:30 – 6:45pm


About the Winner

Tsai Robles was nominated by her teacher Brenda Olden at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center.
Tsai also has art class with Denise Fox at Monterey High School her home campus.


Artist Statement

“ True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.”- Albert Einstein This quote says each and every artist has their own creativity. I feel this in my soul. It shows that the emotion can show in their art. Today with everything that is going on in the world, there is nothing to do except be creative. Let people hear your voice, your frustration, your happiness.

Art to me is my favorite way to directly express what I am feeling. It is my passion. Everyday I draw something. I couldn’t imagine a life without art. It would be dull and boring. My life right now is stagnant; I await a new journey. All I have is my paint and pencil, my instruments of magic. The thrill I get in taking someone’s breath away, maybe bringing a tear to someone’s eye or having a person acknowledge my talent is worth the time and effort it takes to pour my heart and soul into each and every piece. It helps someone in their healing process after losing a loved one by painting a portrait. It sings praise to my maker for giving me this gift; there is no better feeling than this.

Winning this contest would add to my confidence, as I am already being asked to design tattoos. I have drawn pieces and special symbols to express their feelings for special people they wish to remember. It is extremely gratifying to make people happy.

Art exists in many different forms and the entries I have submitted are just a few of my interests. From drawings and paintings to mixed media, it has been an eye opener to learn the different types of medium used to create art. Also it is amazing to realize how art touches our daily lives from famous paintings in museums to building plans for structures to the drawings on packaging materials. Art is essential.


(Friday) 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm



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