Latest News & Updates
Unfortunately, we are going to have to do as we did last year and have two contest dates with three categories each. Drawing is moved to the January dates and Painting is moved to the April date.
Our Woodedge property has been foreclosed on and we are in a temporary location at 10609 Grant Road. One of three things will happen over the next two months: (a) We will buy back the Woodedge location, (b) we will buy a new location,(c) we will have the event back in a high school like we did for two years at Westfield.
Sculpture & Mixed Media & Drawing
Photography & Electronic Media & Painting
Lisa represents the kind of teacher that INSPIRES her students, builds community, and unity with her art students. Every year Lisa is one of the great supporters of Culture Shapers as the picture below indicates. Best of all her students walk away with a few thousand dollars as a result of her encouragment and instruction. You go girl.
Here are some of the incredible individual accomplishments by high school, ISD, and teachers. Pictures of the 30 winning entries will be posted in a couple of days. It was a very busy and gratifying YEAR #13.
#1- Cy Fair ISD won 10 of the 30 FINALISTS!. Six of the ten came in Electronic Media and they took 1st place in two of the three categories. Amazing!
#2- Congratulations to Kim Ross who teaches at Cy-Falls as her students placed 1st and 2nd in Electronic Media (a $7,500 haul).
#3-Cassie Guidry was the only student to win in two categories: 2nd place in Electronic Media and 9th place in Photography. Way to go!
#4-First Place & $5,000 Winners were: Shandey Ketchey a Senior at Nimitz ( Drawing), Kimberly Nguyen a Junior at Cy-Falls (Electronic Media), and Savannah Knight, a Junior at Cy-Ranch (Photography).
All the WINNING PICTURES are now posted for Photography, Electronic Media, and Drawing.
It’s been a busy day checking in nearly 700 pieces of Drawing, Electronic Media, and Photograpghy. Now it’s time for then judges to arrive Sunday morning and render their decisions. Who will get $250, who will get $5,000, and who somewhere in between those numbers?
Could somone make more than $5,000? Sure, it’s conceivable that 21 could pick up $15,000 as that’s how many entered all three categories. Probable? No! Possible? Yep!
Come and see the results Sunday from 5-6:30, There will be lots of excited kids!
We were able to get the corrections done earlier. So, here are the FINAL NUMBERS! Thanks for all of your COOPERATION. Registering 700 students with all of the myriad of questions in one week is a feat regardless.
>280 Drawing / 233 Photography/ 173 Electronic Media
>Cy-Fair ISD leads the way with 131 entries
>John Cooper School is tops with 39 entries
>Lisa Canorro is top teacher with 30 entries
>114 Students have double entries
>21 Students have entered all three categories….chance to win $15,000!
>24 ISD’s have submitted entries
>67 High Schools have submitted entries
We look forward to actually SEEING the art work on Saturday the 18th and handing out some BIG CHECKS on Sunday 19th!
Effective tomorrow, with the EM,PH, and DR category contest entry period, we will no longer require a SOCIAL SECURITY number on the registration form.
>If you are selected as one of the top ten winners on May 19th, you will be REQUIRED to give us your social security number, along with the W-9.
>If you are a winner and don’t have a valid SS#, you will be honored with the certificate and recognition at the ceremony, but NO CHECK!
>If you are in the process of getting a SS# you will have 30 days or until June 19th to supply us with your SS#..
PS. We may not be able to change entry software codes deleting the SS# requirement by tomorrow, and if not just ignore the SS# request on the form……until you WIN of course.
School will be out next month. Where are you seniors headed?
If you are a little short in cash would $5,000 help? For just $20 you can enter the Visual Art contest starting at midnight, April 28th. The potential is $5,000 for first place in either Photography, Electronic Media, or Drawing. Hey, win first in all three entries and you get $15,000!
Whatcha thinking about? Money is awarded May 19th.
Just DO IT!
What’s it like to walk into a building on Saturday and drop off a piece of art, then pick it up on Sunday and get a $5,000 check for your effort? Well, if you want to know the answer to the question, ask any one of the following thee people.
>Jamie Wells, a senior at Kerr won $5,000 in Sculpture
>Jennifer McKay, a senior at Clear Springs won $5,000 in Painting.
>Dona Nguyen, a Sophomore at Dobie won $5,000 in Mixed Media.
They sould be the talk of the campus Monday. I wonder how they slept Sunday evening?
Lauren LLoveras won the first “Painters Voice” award ($500) from Fran Padgett as well as placing 9th ($250) in Mixed Media to walk away with $750. And then there was Ryan Renne, Elizabeth Wood, and Katie Wolfe (who shared a very vulnerable story of her life) who each walked away with $2,500.
Some 30 students walked away with thousands of dollars in prize money. If you’re interested we’ll be giving away ten of thousands of dollars in May in the categories of Drawing, Photography, and Electronic Media.
Pictures of the winners entries will be posted in about a week.