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 2018) 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 [email protected].

Exhibit:  To honor all talented contest participants, an exhibition of all artwork will be displayed from August 18th - September 1st, 2018. 
 A reception announcing the winners will be on August 18th, 2018 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 14th, 2018.

ARTS will receive a 35% commission on all sales.

Emerging Artist 2015 Winners & Participants
The Emerging Artists Contest 2018 opening reception will occur on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. The entry and art delivery deadline is Wednesday, August 14th, 2018.

Please look for the Call for Entry in early summer 2018. This wonderful program encouraging independent creative development is underwritten by Mary Le and Arne Johnson.
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