April 26, 2005

Area high school students received awards during the 12-county high school art competition University of North Texas Health Science Center.

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

Area universities, such as the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University, were also at the awards 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. were 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 were given for fourth place through honorable mention in each category.

Other categories of special awards were for cover design, the Everett Portfolio Award, Northwest Art Association Purchase Award, Art Educators of North Central Texas Award, product awards, Sager-Rawlinson Awards and the Johnson County Art Association $500 Art Scholarship.

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 took 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 winners, visit the website at


Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail

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