Doodle 4 Google Regional FINALIST!
This is 17 year old Mariam Hovhannisyan and she is my latest pride and joy as she has just been selected as one of the 40 national finalists (and 1 of 10 in her age group) in the "Doodle for Google" contest!! Can you see me beaming??
Mariam had her first solo show last month where she sold 7 prints, 2 paintings and a commission! She's on her way! She has been a student of mine since she was about 10 years old and was taking prizes even back then, when I was the art director for the Boys and Girls Club. She won a regional competition sponsored by L'Oreal and I knew even back then that she was in for a career in the arts. And just last year, she won second place in her division at the Magnolia Summer Festival & Art Show here in Seattle. She'll be entering again this year. I can't wait!
She's been invited to travel to Googleplex in California for an expense paid visit for the finals. In addition, if she becomes one of the final 4, she wins a laptop! The grand prize winner gets a $10K scholarship and a $25K prize for their public school! So, please help me help her WIN and vote, starting Monday the 12th of May through the 18th!
Here's the information from Google's site:
Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to play around with our homepage logo and see what they come up with. This year we're inviting U.S. kids to join in the doodling fun, around the intriguing theme "What if...?"
A panel of judges will select 40 finalist doodles, from which the public will help select a favorite to be featured on our homepage on May 22nd, 2008.
So, as of Monday, the 12th of May - I will be asking my loyal blog readers for their support for my young, VERY talented student. Please take a moment to visit her blog and maybe leave her a comment with some congratulations and good luck wishes? She's got the most amazing stylized art!