Two Young Artists to Watch For

Two Young Artists to Watch For

Ziyan (Lisa) Tan’s “Basket of Life” (top) and Jessica Traugott’s “Unexpected.”

Earlier this month, the Creative Self-Expression contest honored two up-and-coming artists for their winning work. Sponsored by The Great Frame Up, a custom framing and art retailer, the two young artists each received a $2,000 scholarship from actress and artist Jane Seymour, spokeswoman for the Creative Self-Expression Foundation.

“The Creative Self-Expression Foundation’s goal is to provide high school artists with an opportunity to showcase their talent and express themselves through various mediums,” says Rebecca Hunsel, Marketing Manager for Franchise Concepts, Inc., the national franchiser for The Great Frame Up retail stores.

Georgia native Ziyan (Lisa) Tan received accolades for her oil on canvas, “Basket of Life,” which symbolizes the importance of bread throughout history. Tan hopes to attend Savannah College of Art and Design to study storyboard design and sequential art.

Jessica Traugott of North Carolina received equal praise for “Unexpected,” a colored pencil drawing which explores the topic of decay. This fall she will attend The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, to study entertainment design.

  1. Darrel moss

    27 November

    Looking forward to new year and the great info.connecting the business side of art. Things change and if you are interested in the business side of art as well as the visual side and fullfillment that only art can satisfy. Makes for a more well rounded experience on the trip of life.

  2. george adamchik

    24 January

    i would like to join this rank of artist,i have some images on, and,i am looking for sponzorship, thanks George.

  3. Janet Chang

    24 July

    I am a director of gallery and I would like to have Ziyan Tan’s contact.
    She is a young and talented artist.

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