12-COUNTY STUDENT ART COMPETITION AWARDS CEREMONY DRAWS HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS AND UNIVERSITY RECRUITERS APRIL 24

April 21, 2005

Hundreds of area high school students will converge on UNT Health Science Center on Sunday as the winners of the 12-county high school art competition will be announced.

The art show, sponsored by the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Asel Art Supply, began April 2, and judging took place April 3. The awards ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. April 24.

Area universities, such as the University of North Texas, theUniversity of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University, will also be at the ceremony, scouting the top contenders from area high schools.

All 11th and 12th grade students from Brown, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties were eligible to enter the juried art competition. Cash prizes and a gift certificate from Asel Art Supply Inc. will be awarded for first, second and third place in 10 categories: painting, printmaking, mixed media, three-dimensional, color graphics, black and white drawing, photography, computer art, ceramics, and watercolor. Ribbons will be given for fourth place through honorable mention in each category. The student or a teacher must be present at the ceremony to accept the awards.

One studentâ??s artwork will be selected by the UNTHSC Art Department to be used on the 2006 invitation for the art competition. The student to receive this honor will also receive $50 and a plaque.

Johnson County Art Association will choose a $500 scholarship recipient.. The Northwest Art Association will choose five winners to receive $100 each, and the Art Educators of North Central Texas will pick three winners, who will receive $100 each. All winners will be announced at the ceremony.

The 12-county high school art competition began in 1985 and now includes more than 1,500 entries each year from more than 120 school districts. The competition and exhibition take place in the health science centerâ??s three-story Atrium Gallery, which hosts local art shows and competitions throughout the year.

For more information on the annual 12-county high school art competition, contact Judy Sager at 817-735-2658, or e-mail her at jsager@hsc.unt.edu. Information is also available online at www.hsc.unt.edu/artcompetition.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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