Victoria Parker, Hargrave High School art teacher, recently announced that two of her students received awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing national art contest.
Sophie McGregor entered a digital art piece titled “Enough,” which received a Gold Key award and a second digital art entry titled “Remember,” which received a Silver Key award.
Hope Pate received a Silver Key award for her artwork titled “Mother Dearest.” Those who received Gold and Silver Key awards have their artwork currently on display at Spring Street Studios in Houston.
Parker and McGregor attended the “Meet the Artists Reception” Feb. 28 held at the gallery. The public is invited to visit the Scholastic Art exhibit at Spring Street Studios through March 17. Works were evaluated by panels of judges that included professional artists and teachers. In Harris County, approximately 8,000 students (grades 9-12) from 25 school districts and private schools submit artwork and approximately 600 are awarded Gold or Silver Key awards.
This year’s winners will be recognized and receive their awards at the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of Harris County Department of Education March 27 at The Ballroom at Bayou Place in Houston. This is a remarkable achievement and milestone for emerging artists. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running, largest and most prestigious competition for creative teens in both art and writing. Former well-known artist and writing winners include Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Zac Posen, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.
More Huffman ISD art news is available on the district Facebook page at Huffman Visual Arts.