ARTS recognize the artistic vision and  ingenuity of our community’s youth. The Emerging Artists  Contest provides an annual opportunity for creative teens, 6th – 12th grade to showcase their creations at the ARTS Ross Gallery. The Emerging Artist contest motivates,  builds confidence, and gives us the chance to showcase the best rural Texas creativity.

Thank you! 

Mary Le and Arne Johnson for underwriting the Emerging Artist Contest. 

Rules:  Arts for Rural Texas is inviting students  grades 6 - 12 to submit 2 pieces of art in the Emerging Artists Competition.  

The Emerging Artists Contest 2019 opening reception will occur on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The entry and art delivery deadline is Wednesday, August, 2019. 

Prizes:  Over $3000 in cash will be awarded including a Best of Show. A First Place, a Second Place and a Third Place.  

Winners will be selected in each  grade category.  

Entry Forms:  Available at the bottom of this page or call us at 979-378-2113 or email us at  

Exhibit:  To honor all talented contest participants, an exhibition of all artwork will be displayed from August - September, 2019.   

A reception announcing the winners will be on August, 2019 at 5 PM in the Ross Gallery.     


-Color Drawing (Pastel, Pencils, Markers).

-Black and White Drawing (Pencil, Pen & Ink,   Charcoal)

-Painting (Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil)  

-Mixed Media

-2 Dimensional Design  


Enter the Emerging Artist Contest