National, State and Local Student Art Competitions
Art competitions allow artists to display their work among their peers. To be recognized by peers or experts builds confidence in young artists. Experts in the art world agree that showing work is one of the best ways to challenge yourself as an artist, as any feedback you receive gives you new insight into your art.
Art competitions provide a highly effective forum that enables “undiscovered” and developing artists to expose their artwork and artistic talents to the greater art community. By participating in an art competition, you can find and reach an audience for your work. This will assist you as you begin to market your art later in life on a professional level.2015 Fort Bend County Fair - Art Auction WinnersBEST OF CLASS Ex. 13004 - Stacy Tao, Grade 12; Painting -Titled "Jonathan the Sioux" Clements HS -Teacher: Donna ReedyEx. 13144 - Linda Li, Grade 12; Painting -Titled "Campbell" Clements HS -Teacher: Donna Reedy
Secondary Art Awards
2014 State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) WinnersFBISD's High School art students were well-represented at State VASE in April:
High School State Medals Gold Seals Visual Arts Teacher Bush 4 2 Matthew Selby Clements 17 3 Donna Reedy Dulles 3 Amanda Freeman Elkins 2 Lewis Bennett Hightower 2 Beth Agar Travis Tracy Gremillion Ridge Point Lysa HuckabyGold Seal pieces become part of a traveling art show, displayed at different venues across the state of Texas for one year and represents the "Best of the Best" high school art in Texas.Congratulations to all of the outstanding winners and their art teachers. We are very proud of the exemplary achievements that our FBISD art students have accomplished.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Recognitions
FBISD's Clements High School Student Stacy Tao Won 2013 Houston Rodeo Quick Draw Art Award
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R) hosted the "Quick Draw" contest at Reliant Center. More than 800 students from the greater Houston area sent in applications to participate. After review, the School Arts Committee at Reliant Center invited 52 High School students and 26 Junior High students to participate as finalists in the contest. Clements High school students Stacy Tao was selected as the finalist.
Each contestant was given 50 minutes to sketch on an 11" x 14" sheet of paper. High school students were to draw a model in portrait (full head) or full figure (head to toe with all clothing defined), using a pencil or charcoal. Stacy Tao, a 10th grade student at Clements HS, won Full Figure Reserve Class Champion and a prize of $500. Stacy Tao is a student of art teacher Donna Reedy.
Above is Stacy Tao, Full Figure Reserve Class Champion winner with Rodeo Quick Draw art committee board members.
Stacy Tao and the model she drew.
Stacy Tao’s full figure drawing at Rodeo Quick Draw contest.
Kempner High Wins 3-D Rodeo Art
Kempner High School art students, Shelby Bishop and Iqura Malik celebrated as two students were named 3D Rodeo art winners. Their teacher is Sara McKee.Shelby Bishop won a Gold Medal, Premium ($2,000) and The Western Art Academy Workshop Scholarship for her Lizard (shown above).Iqura Malik won Best in Show and Premium ($2,000) for his Cowboy Riding a Sheep (shown below).
2013 State VASE Winners
School Teacher Scholarships State Medals Gold Seal Bush HS Rusty Forehand 1 1 (3D) Clements HS Donna Reedy 1 18 6 Dulles HS Amanda Freeman 5 Elkins HS Lewis Bennett 1 2 Hightower HS Beth Agar 1 1 Kempner HS Rhonda Peterson 1 Ridge Point HS Rebecca Root 1
2013 Culture Shapers Scholarship Winners
School Award Student Teacher Clements HS 2nd Place: $2,500 Kim Nguyen: Drawing Donna Reedy Clements HS 4th Place: $1,000 Tejas Kumar: Electronic Media Donna Reedy Dulles HS 4th Place: $1,000 Michelle Huang: Painting Amanda Freeman Kempner HS 3rd Place: $1,500 Natalie Olmo: Sculpture Sara McKee Ridge Point HS 4th Place: $1,000 Camila Albo: Photography Rebecca Root Travis HS 8th Place: $250 Amanda Wilkinson: Photography Tracy Gremillion
2013 State Visual Art Scholastic Event Winners
High School Teacher Regional Medals Area Medals Bush Matt Selby 7 1 Bush Rusty Forehand 7 1 Clements Donna Reedy 135 29 Dulles Amanda Freeman 43 5 Elkins Lewis Bennett 25 2 Hightower Beth Agar 12 1 Kempner Rhonda Peterson 6 2 Kempner Sara McKee 5 Ridge Point Rebecca Root 13 2 Ridge Point Lysa Huckaby 22 Travis Tracy Gremillion 22 2