The contest recognizes the artistic achievements of students in Northwest Houston.

“Empty Gaze” by Valeria Posadas

The Volunteer Guild of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts recently named the winners of the annual Student Art Contest and Juried Exhibition.

Valeria Posadas from Carroll Academy and Omar Salmerón each brought home the Jurors’ Selection Division 1 prizes.

The Museum will award prizes to the winners at a ceremony set for 4 p.m. on April 23 at The Centrum, which is located at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center. The center is adjacent to the Museum.

A reception for the students and their parents will follow the awards ceremony at the Pearl Museum. Please RSVP to [email protected] Individuals wishing to RSVP can also call Beverly Johnson at (281) 430-3515 or Dianne Heiser at (713) 598-8379. They are co-chairs of the 2017 art contest.

Aldine ISD Winners

Prize: Jurors’ Selection
Division: 1
Student: Valeria Posadas
Artwork Title: Empty Gaze
Campus: Carroll Academy
Teacher: Sarah Kersh

Prize: Jurors’ Selection
Division: 1
Student: Omar Salmerón
Artwork Title: The Banana Fox
Campus: Stovall Academy
Teacher: Taylor Ramsey


“The Banana Fox” by Omar Salmerón

The Student Art Contest is held each spring and continues to be one of the most anticipated annual events at the Pearl. 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 300 entries each year, out of which less than 30 student artists are recognized.

Judging Criteria

[ul class=”list list-search”] [li]Technique[/li] [li]Personal expression [/li][/ul][ul class=”list list-search”] [li]Organization & integration[/li] [li]Accepted media included drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media, including collage. [/li][/ul]

The Jurors’ Selection will be displayed at the Pearl Fincher Museum from April 1-23.

For more information, visit the [icons icon_name=”icon-external-link” icon_size=”14px”]Pearl Fincher website.