From left: Sheila  Bridges, committee chair; Luis Aleman, scholarship winner; Linney Hamilton, selection committee and Kristin Dumas, selection committee.


Each year the Lake Houston Area Artists group is pleased to award a scholarship to a promising student of the Arts.

  Picking one winner from several entries of qualified students can be challenging for the judges.  However, it often happens that one student entry will stand out above the others.  This year that student is Luis Aleman, who attends Lone Star College-Kingwood.

The panel of judges had good comments regarding his work.   They noted that:

-All ten pieces presented for the competition were strong.

-There was the  ability to handle a variety of subject matter, such as portraiture, architectural, abstraction  and imaginative.

-Skill in use of value ranges from light to dark was exhibited.

-There was great attention to design and detail.

-Creative expression of themes was present.

-Use of mediums such as charcoal and graphite showed skill.  Finished work was clean and controlled.

One outstanding impression that the judges all agreed on was that Luis was a young man with a strong sense of direction.  His art studies have included courses in Drawing, Design 3D, Motion Graphics, 3D Modeling, Basic Animation, and 3D Animation.

Luis Aleman has his eye on the future…his goal is to become a comic book author, and artist for his own stories.  This extraordinary young man was the honored guest, and received the award, at a special Lake Houston Area Artists dinner which was held at the Café Du Bois in Kingwood.  

The Lake Houston Area Artists (formally Kingwood Art Society) has been active in promoting the arts in our area for almost thirty years.  Membership is open to all artists in the area, and welcomes those who just love art. For more information, visit


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