The Emerging Artists Contest is generously underwritten by Mary Le and Arne Johnson.

Rules:  Arts for Rural Texas is inviting students in grades 6 - 12 (in the year 2017) to submit 2 pieces of art in the Emerging Artists Competition.

Prizes:  Over $3000 in cash will be awarded including a Best of Show. A First Place, a Second Place and a Third Place
Winners will be selected in each  grade category.

Entry Forms:  Available at the bottom of this page or call us at 979-378-2113 or email us at

Exhibit:  To honor all talented contest participants, an exhibition of all artwork will be displayed from August 12th - September 2nd, 2017. 
 A reception announcing the winners will be on August 12th, 2017 at 5 PM in the Ross Gallery.   

Categories:  Color Drawing (Pastel, Pencils, Markers)

                      Black and White Drawing (Pencil, Pen & Ink, Charcoal)

                        Painting (Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil)

                      Mixed Media

                        2 Dimensional Design


More Info All work must be original, designed and executed exclusively by the student for this contest.  Artwork must be framed, matted and/or be mounted on mat board for support.  Work that is not matted or mounted or framed will not be accepted.  All work must be ready to hung. All art work must be brought to The Ross Gallery no later than August 9th, 2017.

ARTS will receive a 35% commission on all sales.

Emerging Artist 2015 Winners & Participants
The Emerging Artists Contest 2017 opening reception will occur on August 12th, 2017. The entry and art delivery deadline is August 9th, 2017. Please look for the Call for Entry in early summer 2017. This wonderful program encouraging independent creative development is underwritten by Mary Le and Arne Johnson.
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