2019 Gesso Magazine Emerging Young Artist Award
Taychelle Glen is the winner of the 2019 Gesso Magazine Emerging Young Artist Award. Taychelle was among dozens of art students from high schools across the 12th Congressional District of Illinois to exhibit and compete for prizes at the annual High School Student Show and Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Illinois Congressman Mike Bost and the Schmidt Art Center at Southwestern Illinois College Belleville (IL). Her digital portraits “Eye of the Beholder” were selected by the Editorial Staff of Gesso Magazine as the exemplary work to receive this Gesso Award.
The award was presented at the Opening Reception of the exhibition, Thursday March 28, in front of a packed house of friends, family and art enthusiasts from across the region. The exhibit will be on display and open to the public through April 4.
Taychelle is a 16-year-old Junior at East St Louis Senior High School where she studies art under the tutelage of Kim Jaoko. She loves creating works of art on her computer, her tablet and even on her cell phone. Asked how long she has been creating her artwork, her answer was “almost forever”. Her desire for the future is to continue creating works of art and to have this be her full time profession.
Congratulations, Taychelle. Gesso thinks your future looks very bright! #BeYourArt