Student Art Contest 2016
High School Division: Place Winners
Age 17, in 12th grade
Cypress Ranch High School Public School - Teacher: Nancy Hines
"What inspired me to create this piece was a picture I took of a beach while touring Peru. I loved how the water crashed and glistened on the dark rocks and I wanted to recreate it with watercolors since it was a medium I previously wasn't experienced in."
Gouache and Acrylic
Age 18, in 12th grade
The Woodlands High School - Teacher: Jenny Lucas
"The purpose of this piece was to explore the human face in all its beauty, the irregular textures and abnormal colors unique to each individual. Using an ultra-saturated color palette, I developed a new technique involving crosshatching with the paint to help accentuate the planes of the face."
Colored Pencil and Acrylic
Age 16, in 11th grade
Cypress Christian School Private School - Teacher: Beth Brubaker
"This work is something I made based on some doodles in my sketchbook of simple little robots. I've always loved the art and vision of the future from the 50's and 60's, with atomic powered cars and robots cooking our food. I mixed that with the grungy look of today's future."
Age 7, in 11th grade
Home Schooled - Teacher: Charlotte Lovelady
"As I was working on this portrait, I was thinking about how childhood is carefree and full of light. Sadie is looking ahead to the sometimes dark, stormy days of adulthood, while the bright days of childhood are still shining down upon her."
High School Division: Jurors' Selections
Klein Oak High School
Teacher: Jennifer Schiebel
College Park High School
Teacher: Leslie Lewis
Cypress Ranch High School
Teacher: Nancy Hines
John Cooper School
Teacher: Karen Fearon
Klein High School
Teacher: Jessica Hamilton
Middle School Division: Place Winners
Age 13 in 7th grade
Spillane Middle School - Teacher: Lisa Bennett
"This beautiful setting caught my eye immediately, like a hidden treasure. With swirling jewels of magnificent vibrant color and light, rationally I couldn't ignore it."
Three Faces of Creative Expression
Erin Del Paggio
Age 14 in 8th grade
Doerre Intermediate School - Teacher: Lorraine Millican
"This piece represents the different faces I make while working. I made these faces while brainstorming and incorporated them into the piece. The silly face represents the beginning of a project. The ""shh"" face represents my concentration during, and the exhausted face is me at the end of a piece."
Age 13, in 7th grade
McCullough Junior High School - Teacher; Cindy Moss
"We started this project after we studied Fauvism portraits done by Henri Matisse. Using acrylic paints, I blended analogous colors to develop intermediate tones and high contrast in values. I used water to weaken some colors on my face to create a transparent quality which gave a sense of texture to the surface."
Mixed Media Collage
Age 13, in 7th grade
McCullough Junior High School - Teacher: Amy Flannery
"This Pablo Picasso inspired art piece is called 'The Facetrasso.' To make this piece, I combined two self-portraits in a cubism like style and collaged a self made marbleized cloth on the piece along with other designs. The Facetrasso represents the combinations of different personalities, frontal or side on."
Middle School Division: Jurors' Selections
Cypress Christian School Teacher Beth Brubaker
Northpointe Intermediate School Teacher: Julie Schulte
Salem Lutheran School
Teacher: Karen Paluch
Tranquility of Nature,
Pen and Ink
Teacher: Laurie Stone Adams
A Path Into The Unknown
The John Cooper School Teacher: Lesia Streckfuss
Elementary School Division: Place Winners
Age 7, in 2nd grade
Mittelstadt Elementary School - Teacher: Ruth Ackermann
"I like the pretty flowers and the background.
I learned how to double load my paintbrush to make the flowers. I learned how to use ink and a straw to make the branches. I learned to use art tissue paper and water for the background."
Snowy Sunrise of New York/Deep Blue Curtain of Spring Rain
Age 9, in 3rd grade
The John Cooper School - Teacher: Amy Dietrich
"I made this print by cutting pieces of thick paper to look like buildings. We were making a Cityscape. I glued the paper down and made my city trying to show space and overlapping. When it was dry, I rolled two different colors of ink on the buildings and pressed it onto a black paper and there was my print! We made multiple prints with different colors so the colors would show in the next print."
Age 11, in 5th grade
Klenk Elementary School - Teacher: Tiffany Robinson
"My artwork is unique because it explains my African-American culture, as it also describes me as a beautiful, unique, talented person. It shows that no one can steal my power, that's why it's ""Fantasy Power."
Age 10, in 4th grade
St. Anne Catholic School - Teacher: Veronica Payan
"The barn was an awesome barn and I like painting with oil. I painted a barn, because my grandpa told me that houses required more skills than barns."
Elementary School Division: Jurors' Selections
The John Coooper School Teacher: Karen Fearon
Blackshear Elementary School Teacher: Jodi Territo
Into the Night
The John Coooper School Teacher: Amy Dietrich
Seen Better Days
Collins Intermediate School Teacher: Janet Melton
Naomi Villarreal Kindergarten
Carroll Elementary School
Teacher: Sarah Kersh