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Natasha Carovsca, the 2012 Los Angeles 1st Place winner from John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, CA was selected from all the 1st place regional winners as the 2012 National Latino Art Beat art competition winner. Her artwork titled “Abuelita” is acrylic on canvas. Natasha is eligible to receive a substantial combined scholarship award allocated over four years, to attend one of Latino Art Beat’s scholarship partner colleges. The Maryland Institute College of Art (“MICA”) in Baltimore, MD has been one of Latino Art Beat’s premier scholarship partners since 2003 and has provided scholarship support to many of Latino Art Beat’s national winners. Latino Art Beat welcomes in 2013 its newest scholarship partner college, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (“SMFA”), Boston to its prestigious roster of scholarship partner colleges.

“Tradicion” | Miami

Erika Valentina Suhr

In 2012 students attending public high schools in Chicago (which includes high school students throughout the State of Illinois), Houston, Los Angeles,

“Ranchero Muerto” | Houston

Latino Art Beat's art competition for high school juniors and seniors is held in May of each year. The theme is "What Hispanic Heritage & Culture Means to Me"! The competition categories are: Drawing & Painting (all media) and Film & Animation. Early college age students may participate in the Film & Animation competition category. Since its inception in 1998, Latino Art Beat has awarded its competition winners nearly $4,000,000 in college scholarships, monetary prizes, college credit courses and language courses. Award winning Latino Art Beat artwork has been featured on ‘Official’ posters for Hispanic Heritage Month (October 15th to November 15th). In Illinois the Governor and Latino Art Beat President, Don Rossi Nuccio have unveiled the Illinois Hispanic Heritage Month posters; in previous years Official City of Chicago posters were unveiled at the Mayor’s kick-off event for Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations / Advisory Council on Latino Affairs; as well as official posters in the District of Columbia. In 2005 Latino Art Beat in partnership with The Latin Recording Academy® introduced a competition category calling for the design of the official 6th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards poster, representing the first time that visual arts students were able to receive such a high level of mainstream international recognition.

National Winner | Natasha Carovska “Abuelita” | Los Angeles

Miami and Washington, D.C. participated in Latino Art Beat's national Hispanic Heritage art competition.

Latino Art Beat, a Chicago based not-for profit arts organization, awards scholarships to high school students through its art competitions. Latino Art Beat’s motto is "Celebramos la Juventud, el arte y la Cultura hispana" (We Celebrate Youth, Art and Hispanic Heritage & Culture). All winning artwork is displayed at various gallery exhibits during the winning year profiling the young aspiring artist’s talents.

Christopher Morales

To encourage opportunities in film, an exchange project was initiated in 2002 with Columbia College Chicago, Platform One and Artswork of the UK with four young high school and early college Latino Art Beat filmmakers and four like young English filmmaker's. This international film exchange project, which resulted in a documentary film short titled “Mind the Gap”, afforded young filmmakers hands on job training whilst experiencing travel to Europe. Latino Art Beat has since undertaken further international


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“Still Life with Sea Shell” | District of Columbia

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