It's All About Me
It's All About Me
(an additional separate score of 20pts) Typed!
Write a one page paper with a minimum of three paragraphs explaining yourself as an artist. Be sure to include examples and details to support your thoughts. Includes information about you as an artist... Some things you could include are: your history as an artist, favorite mediums, favorite subject matter, someone who as influenced your work in the past, your future goals for your art.
Minimum 5 Best Works of Art (from any year) - must fill space so if they are small you might need more then 5.
Tags for each piece: Artist's name, title, medium, and sale price or NFS.
POINTS WILL BE LOST IF YOUR SHOW HANGS LATE
Showcase is worth 15 points (Min. 5 works, tags, statement, Hung on time)
Quality 3 paragraph statement is a separate 20pts. A late statement will affect the on time score.
Total Showcase Score = 35pts
Sept. 22th Haylee Harrison
Oct. 4th Daniel Katski
Oct. 12th Samantha Miles
Oct. 25th Faith Moody
Nov. 2nd Nathaniel Morales
Nov. 15th Emily Heil
Nov. 29th Aria Hidy
Dec. 8th Josh George
Dec. 15th Lupita Alegria
Jan. 10th Katelyn King
Jan. 19th Andrea Mendoza
Feb. 8th Vivian Tauer
Feb. 21st Francisco Alvarez
March 2nd Dylan Jared
March 14th Mariana Contreras
April 4th Nadya Flores
April 12th Amairani Ortiz
April 20th Roberto Serna
May 2nd Alex Gray
May 11th Edith Vargas
May 23 Josh Graham
OK, so maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration. But it would be pretty awesome, right?
My name is Catie Prechtel. All my life I loved to create- whether its through drawing, painting, taking photos, sculpting, or sewing.
I think there is something special about being able to translate your thoughts and emotions into a tangible medium that everyone can see and understand. I feel that art is a way for me to record all of my most important desires, dreams and epiphanies. Art is a powerful way to communicate, and I definitely intend to pursue it in my future. I am still considering whether or not I will go to art school in my first years of college, but I will always be studying it no matter which school I attend.
Because I love many different subjects like art, science, literature, world cultures, and philosophy, I know that I will have many opportunities to express my thoughts through art. I'm hoping to discover what I'm really about, so that I can share my message with the world.
My favorite mediums are graphite, pen, watercolor, photography, and collage. I love to employ vivid colors that say something about me. I'm really excited to be taking a photography class that will give me materials to create some exciting collages.
Currently, my favorite subject matter includes robots, Russian nesting dolls, and octopi. Oh, and Frederick Douglass, but that's just because we're soul mates (I'm not obsessed- I'm focused). However, the main subject that I really enjoy is portraiture. There's something magical about the human face, and how it can convey so much thought and emotion simply through the positions of the facial muscles and the angle of the jaw. I have a hard time focusing on scenery and still life because I feel like there is no emotion in them. People are by far the best subject an artist has to communicate an idea.
I have been very lucky to have a supportive network of family and friends who encourage me in my artistic pursuits. From what I understand, it will not be easy to become a fine artist, it is so competitive, and it's hard to find work. Despite the upcoming difficulties, I know that I can make it, as long as I work hard and do what makes me happy.
As far as art in the family goes, I seem to have a lot of it. My grandpa is a fine artist who works with oil to create famous historical battles. My uncle is a graphic designer for commercial ads, and my father is a professional photographer. My mother has always held an interest in art, and my sister is an aspiring chef/fashion designer. I find every member of my family to be a source of inspiration, and I'm so lucky to have them.
Here are some quotes that I find to represent my artistic values:
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. ~Amy Lowell