HOUSTON – May 11, 2018 – Five Spring ISD student winners in the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts 2018 Student Art Contest and Juried Exhibition were honored at a special awards ceremony and reception Sunday. The celebration offered the student winners the opportunity to share their experience and their artwork with their family.
Four of the students’ entries were named Jurors’ Selections in the High School Division, and one middle school student’s entry was also named a Jurors’ Selection in the Middle School Division. The students were among only 30 student artists whose work was selected by the museum from among hundreds of submissions by Northwest Houston area students. According to the Pearl Fincher MFA website, the annual spring contest receives an average of 300 entries each year.
Following are the names of the student artists and their winning artwork:
- Chanel Henderson’s watercolor piece titled “Chanel *Pink” was named a Jurors Selection. She is a seventh-grade student of art teacher Samantha Lacey at Edward Roberson Middle School.
- Oralia Cantu Valdes’ acrylic work titled “Anatomy of a Dream” was named a Jurors Selection. She is a 12th grader at Westfield High School and a student of art teacher Samara Gilliam.
- Ethan Gray’s photography entry titled “3 of Spades” was named a Jurors Selection. He is a 12th grader at Spring High School and a student of art teacher Amanda Beisert.
- Lilly Taner’s acrylic titled “Lilly Flower” was named a Jurors Selection. She is a 12th grader at Spring Early College Academy where she is a student of art teacher Valerie Hassel.
- Marc Vasquez’ mixed media artwork titled “The Word” was named a Jurors Selection. He is a 12th grader at Westfield High School and a student of Samara Gilliam.