Monday, September 23, 2019

October Teen Art Contest

Some of you know that this year during the Summer Reading program, the Main Library's teen room hosted our first ever art contest. Well, it was so popular we decided to have another one for the month of October! Here's what you need to know:

* The contest is open to anyone living in Yuma County who is between the ages of 13 and 18.

* Each artist may only submit ONE piece of art. It must not be larger than 8" by 12".

* We will start accepting art on October 1st and we will stop accepting art on November 2nd at 5PM. Judging will take place November 3rd.

* Due to space limitations, only 2-dimensional art will be accepted, so no sculptures or other 3D pieces please.

* Any medium is just fine, but all art has to be 100% original work (no tracing or editing of other people's original art). High quality photocopies or high-resolution scans of your original work are fine to submit.

*This is a Halloween themed art contest, so your art has to be related to: Anime, Movies, TV shows, Video Games, Comics and Manga (No YouTube fandoms will be accepted).

* Your art must feature at least one character from your fandom in a Halloween costume.

* Your art can be turned in in person at the Main Library teen room or you cane-mail a scan to

*After the contest, you must pick up your work no later than Saturday, November 16th by 5PM or it becomes property of the teen room. 

* Top 3 places will be chosen by a panel of impartial judges, and a voting jar will be available for one week after November 3rd to pick a "people's choice" winner.

If you have any questions about the contest, you can e-mail us at, come into the teen room and speak to Dominique or call us at 928-373-6479.

Below are some examples of the artwork turned in for the LibraryCon's art contest back in May.


Monday, September 16, 2019

Artist of the Week: Luke Bowling

This week's art is a pencil sketch from Luke Bowling, he calls it Sume Bro. It's an original character.
Nice job Luke!

"Sume Bro" by Luke Bowling

Monday, September 9, 2019

Artist of the Week: Zoey Myers

This week's featured artist is Zoey Myers who made this cool pencil drawing of a character she designed and created herself. She calls him Flower Boi.

Nice job Zoey!

Flower Boi by Zoey Myers

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 and want to be a featured artist, poet, or author on the Teen Xing Blog, drop off your original artwork at the Main Library teen room any time during open hours, or e-mail us a JPeg scan of your art at
Writing must be submitted in .DOC format. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Artist of the Week - Andres Perez

Today's featured artist is a teen who has been featured on the blog in the past. This is a piece titled Naruto Vs. Sasuke based on the anime Naruto, created by Andres Perez. Beautiful work Andres!

Naruto Vs. Sasuke by Andres Perez

Monday, August 26, 2019

Artist of the Week: Jadin Molina

Today's art is from Anime Club member Jadin Molina who bring us original pencil drawings he has named "Expressions of One." What a talented artist!

"Expressions of One" by Jadin Molina

Monday, August 19, 2019

Artist of the Week: Rose Webber

This week's featured artwork is by Anime Club member Rose Webber. It's a pencil drawing inspired by the anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime!"

"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime." By Rose Webber

Monday, August 12, 2019

Artist of the Week: Pablo Sanchez

Your featured artist this week is Pablo Sanchez, a member of our Teen Anime Club who created this awesome pencil drawing of Edward and Alphonse Elric from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist.
We love it!

"Edward and Alphonse Elric" by Pablo Sanchez