19th Annual Secondary Art Show Awards Highlight Student Success

Art enthusiasts and Round Rock ISD community members can view an array of artwork from the district’s students during the 19th Annual Round Rock ISD Secondary Art Show.

The 19th annual Secondary Art Show running at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center continues to feature some of the stellar artwork from RRISD’s secondary students through Wednesday, May 15. The show is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The theme for this year’s Secondary Art Show is Feast for the Eyes. The show features works from RRISD sixth through 12th grade students in a variety of categories such as color and black and white drawings, acrylic and oil paintings, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media.

Art faculty will announce the seven scholarship winners at the district’s Secondary Art Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 15.  Two scholarships are provided by Round Rock ISD Council of the Arts partner, Cordovan Art School and the other five scholarships are provided by the non-profit, Round Rock Art Education Association. The Round Rock Art Education Association, composed of district visual arts faculty, works year-round to build scholarship opportunities for the district’s elementary, middle and high school students in visual arts.  The purpose of the Association is to raise community awareness of visual arts education and grow the district’s visual art faculty through enhanced professional development and community interaction.

“We’ve grown as a program and faculty and we want to provide as many opportunities of support for our students who want to pursue careers in art,” RRISD Assistant Director of Visual & Performing Arts, Tim Lowke said.

A meet and greet for the show will take place May 15 at 6 p.m. with an awards ceremony following at 7 p.m. Students will receive first, second and third place and honorable mention awards in each of six divisions with multiple art media categories. Each division will also highlight a Best of Show award.  Check out the list of awardees.

“The talent level of our secondary students keeps getting better and better each year,” Lowke said. “Our students continue to grow in skill levels and complexity to produce amazing work.”