DART to Honor 2017 Student Art Contest Winners at DMA Ceremony


DART’s 2016 Student Art Contest best of show winner, Kassandra Castañeda accepts a certificate at the DMA ceremony last year. Castañeda created her piece as a fourth grader from Frank Guzick Elementary in Dallas ISD.

Few people can say they’ve exhibited original, creative work at a major art museum. This Saturday, DART will honor 28 area students who can make that claim.

The winners of DART’s 2017 Student Art Contest will step into the limelight this weekend during an awards ceremony at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium.

Families, friends, teachers, members of the creative community and DART staff will be on hand to honor these young people whose art best illustrated the theme, “The adventure starts here.”

NBC 5 news anchor Deborah Ferguson is scheduled to emcee the event. Winners will receive prizes from more than 30 donors, including the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. A reception will follow.

The DMA’s display of the 28 winning pieces remains on Level M2 of the museum April 18-30.

As a special treat, the DMA invited the winners and their families to stay and explore the museum’s special exhibition, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde, following the ceremony and reception.

The 19th annual DART Student Art Contest attracted 2,246 entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade from throughout North Texas.

Congratulations to all the young artists gaining recognition for #DARTStudentArt2017.

For more information about the contest, visit DART.org/ArtContest.

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