Flint Hills Resources and the Art Museum of South Texas honored young artists from throughout the Coastal Bend Feb. 2, during the 8th Annual Visionarios Family Day. The Visionarios Youth Art Contest, sponsored by Flint Hills Resources, is open to area students from first through 12th grade.
More than 640 students, a record number, entered this year's contest, and over 50 students received awards at the Family Day awards ceremony. The event marked the opening of the museum's Visionarios exhibit, which will display all entries through March 1.
The annual Visionarios competition is open to students in public, private, and home schools and includes categories for painting, drawing, and photography. Top entries in each category were selected by a panel of education and arts professionals. For more information on Visionarios, visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.
Local winning students and their schools include:
First place, Sierra Lutz, Orange Grove Intermediate School;
Second place, Celeste Martinez, Seale Jr. High School;
Art I-II, Dry Media
Honorable mention, Lexus Fine, Orange Grove High School;
Art I-II, Photography/Digital Arts
Thir place, Jordan Burnside, Tuloso-Midway High School
Art III-IV, Photography/Digital Arts
Third place, Ally Barrera, Tuloso-Midway High School.