Entries by ArtAscent

One of the Most Significant Accolades in My Art Career

I feel privileged to have been designated GOLD ARTIST in the YOUTH issue of ArtAscent. It is one of the most significant accolades in my art career that spans approximately thirty years. The images I chose to submit for consideration are three figurative works, painted in watercolour, and based on three of my young nieces, […]

Leah Dockrill

In the past, society treated kids as “little adults,” ignoring the specific needs of that age. It wasn’t before the late 18th century that the theme of childhood evolved in art. But contemporary artists, like Leah Dockrill, are well aware of the importance of articulating this subject. Leah Dockrill is the Gold Artist of the […]

Krystle Vermes

The Deep End ”There is no such thing as the deep end,” he said. “I promise.” Thomas had been in this pool several times before. There was no reason for Tallulah not to believe him. She dipped her toe into the water and let the initial chill rise up her small body. This was the […]

Xinxin Zhang

Youth is the product with an expiration date. Today when youth is aggressively promoted by mass media, it becomes a factor of frustration: young people already live in fear of wasting ‘precious years.’ Xinxin Zhang captures that nostalgia about yet-not-gone youth in her works. Xinxin Zhang is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Youth call […]

Roger Allan Cleaves

Recalling the mythical narratives that permeated his youth as an escape from the racial injustices of the world, Roger Allan Cleaves’ paintings, including Hope on Hand, Hustle Bustle, and Garden Chatter, invoke history and modernity in dynamic compositions. Roger Allan Cleaves is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Youth call for artists. To see the […]

Vacen Taylor

A Theory of Youth what did we know? when the black bubbled and the light appeared the silence around us vanished and board laws became physical… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Youth call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Youth issue. www.vacentaylor.com

Reshma Madhi

Don’t Forget Verene You smile though you are alone Scars of your life traumas you’ve hidden well I hesitate, my life ahead of me A smile? I forget I have it… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Youth call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & […]

Désiré Betty

The Gift Youthfulness is a gift, Bestowed upon us. We take it. Squander it. And only embrace it… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Youth call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Youth issue. https://desirebetty.carbonmade.com/

Joyce Fox

Only Yesterday When I was young, which seems like only yesterday I skipped from school to Mother and my childhood home Yellow sou’wester kept off the drizzly rain In mucky air of smoky Salford 7 Past solitary tree with sooty bark Back to warmth of coal fired kitchen heaven … Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent […]