ARTS recognizes the artistic vision and  ingenuity of our community’s youth. The Emerging Artists Contest provides an annual opportunity for creative teens, 6th – 12th grades, to showcase their creations at the ARTS' Ross Gallery. The Emerging Artists contest motivates and builds confidence in youth by showcasing the best rural Texas creativity.

Thank you! 

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

Rules:  Arts for Rural Texas is inviting students  grades 6 - 12 to submit 2 pieces of art in the Emerging Artists Competition.  All paintings and photographs MUST have proper hangers on the back of each piece. 

The Emerging Artists Contest 2020 awards and reception will occur on Saturday, August 15, 2020 (4pm-5pm). The entry and art delivery deadline is Saturday, August 8, 2020, by 5 pm. 

Prizes:  Cash prizes will be awarded.

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 August 15 - August 29, 2020.   

A reception announcing the winners will be on August 15, 2020 at 4 PM in the Ross Gallery.     


-Color Drawing (Pastel, Pencils, Markers).

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

-Painting (Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil)  

-Mixed Media

-3 Dimensional Design