Sachi Tan wins art competition for Ventura’s 150th anniversary

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Sachi Tan wins art competition for Ventura’s 150th anniversary

Emily van Deinse

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On April 2, 2016, Ventura will celebrate its 150th anniversary. Foothill student Sachi Tan is “really excited” to have won the poster art competition. The poster highlighted unique aspects of Ventura and was displayed in the Museum of Ventura County.

On April 2, 2016, Ventura will celebrate its 150th anniversary. Foothill student Sachi Tan is “really excited” to have won the poster art competition. The poster highlighted unique aspects of Ventura and was displayed in the Museum of Ventura County.

The poster is displayed in the Credit: Sachi Tan (Used with permission)

The poster was displayed in the Museum of Ventura County. Credit: Sachi Tan (Used with permission)

The competition was put on by the Ventura Friends of the Library. Initially, Tan wasn’t going to enter, but she did at her mom’s urging.

“I didn’t think I would win at all. My mom told me about the contest and was like ‘You should apply.’ […] If she hadn’t told me, I wouldn’t have applied,” Tan said.

To enter the competition, students and/or residents of Ventura who were 6 to 18 years old could use any medium on a specific size paper to create their design. The posters were then turned into the public library to be evaluated. Tan used colored pencil for her poster.

“I actually kind of regretted it which is why I didn’t think I would win but it worked out I guess,” she said.

Tan’s passion for art began at a young age.

“I always liked art because my mom was an artist so she signed me up for art classes when I was little.”

Tan has been taking art with Foothill teacher Justin Frazier since she was in ninth grade and is now in AP Art. Frazier has been able to watch Tan’s progression over the years.

“She was always good. She works very methodically and diligently. Each piece she just gets better and better,” Frazier said.

Friend Whitney Tice believes Tan “is one of the best artists […] at Foothill.”

 

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“She not only can produce really great art but she can do it, for the most part, without an image. […] She has a knack for just doing it on her own and I think that’s super, a really good talent,” Tice said.

Frazier believes that Tan deserves to win because she “has her own unique style and she takes her time with her artwork.”

Frazier is “really proud” of Tan for putting herself and her artwork “out there” for others to see and appreciate.

“I’m really proud of her for just doing the work and putting herself out there,” Frazier said. “I think that a lot of students who think that they’re not that good and maybe other people are better but they don’t realize that they are good.”

“When you don’t put yourself out there you know, […] it sounds generic but you can’t win. So I’m very proud of her.”

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