UNTHSC To Host 12-County Student Art Competition Beginning April 1

March 29, 2006

The annual 12-county high school art competition, sponsored by the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Asel Art Supply, will take place beginning April 1.

Judging for the competition will take place on Sunday, April 2, at 9 a.m. Awards and college interviews will take place on April 23.

All eleventh and twelfth grade students from Brown, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties are 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 to accept the awards.

One studentâ??s artwork will be selected by the UNTHSC Art Department to be used on the 2007 invitation for the art competition. The student to receive this honor will also receive $50 and a plaque.

Each student may enter up to four separate pieces. Cost per entry is $3.

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.

The art show is scouted by 14 major universities annually, with many of the schools awarding scholarships to competition winners.

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 on the web 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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