Saturday, April 17, 2021

Young Artists Compete for a Spot on Capitol Hill

Youth Art provides aspiring high school artists the opportunity to participate in Art in the Square, a world class art festival. In 2011 Youth Art is broadening its scope of participation by having two venues of competition. The goal of both venues is to promote the arts to high school students in the community. Below is a picture of last year’s participants.

High school students in Northeast Tarrant County may enter the Youth Art competition that recognizes students for outstanding talent and quality of work in the many mediums of art. Awards will be presented to Northeast Tarrant students meeting criteria and having produced quality artwork.

Additionally, U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant has selected Youth Art to conduct the Artistry Discovery Congressional Art Contest for students residing in the 24th Congressional District. Students in all or parts of the following cities residing in the 24th: Bedford; Carrollton; Cedar Hill; Colleyville; Coppell; Dallas; Duncanville; Euless; Farmers Branch; Fort Worth; Grand Prairie; Grapevine; Hurst; Irving; Lewisville; and Southlake. Please check by your zip code as to whether you are eligible to win.

Qualifying artwork for judging must be framed paintings, drawings, collage, prints (lithographs, silkscreens, block prints), mixed media, computer-generated art or photography. Size required is 28” high x 28” wide x 4” deep. The winning artwork will be hung in U.S. Capitol Building for an entire year.

Deadline for both contests is March 31, 2011. Visit for criteria and to submit entries.

The 2011 Art in the Square: a cause to celebrate is a three-day free juried art festival  April 15-17 at Southlake Town Square. The event features over 140 artists, entertainment saluting legendary performers, activities for kids of all ages, and  fabulous food and drinks. For more information