Student Art Contest 2020
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the extended closures of school campuses, the museum has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Student Art Contest. The current situation will make it very difficult to hold a fair contest for all schools and districts in this academic year.
We look forward to holding the contest next year in the spring of 2021. For questions or concerns, please contact Community Engagement Director Emily Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-610-2838.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts' Student Art Contest is held each spring and is one of the most anticipated annual events at the Pearl. Administered by the museum’s Volunteer Guild, the contest recognizes the artistic achievements of students in Northwest Houston and fosters their continued access to art education opportunities.
The contest receives an average of 250 entries each year, out of which 27 student artists are recognized. Students are honored at the contest Awards Ceremony and their artwork featured in an exhibition at the Pearl.
All public, private, and home school students in grades 1-12 from the following school districts are encouraged to participate: Aldine ISD, Conroe ISD, Cy-Fair ISD, Klein ISD, Magnolia ISD, Spring ISD, and Tomball ISD. Contestants from private schools and home school students residing in the above districts are also invited to participate.
To learn more about the contest, including important dates, rules, and entry forms, please visit the links on this page.
Support the Student Art Contest
There is no required entry fee for students to submit work to the Student Art Contest. Contest expenses, such as the awards, printing of the contest brochure, and jurors’ fees, are funded by donations from museum supporters, and from sales of Student Art Contest merchandise sold through the museum gift shop. To make a donation to support the contest, please click the link below: