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For Immediate Release


Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
Rising Eyes of Texas Winners
Kathy Armstrong, Curator at the Southwest School of Art & Craft in San Antonio, was present on March 8 to announce the winners.



2008 RISING EYES OF TEXAS WINNERS:

  • 1st Prize ($500):  John Bradley,
University of Texas at Tyler, mixed media
  • 2nd Prize ($300): Michelle Turner,
  • Texas State Univesity, ceramics
  • 3rd Prize ($200):  Kristen Henton,
  • University of Texas at Tyler, mixed media
    Honorable Mention:
    • Jose Angel Guajardo,
    University of Texas at Brownsville, mixed media
  • Morgan Ford,
  • Texas Woman's University, photography/mixed media
    Our annual show of local high school and middle school art students is part of the Art Center's Rising Eyes of Texas Exhibition. March is National Youth Art Month!

    High School Winners:

    • 1st: Haley Van Zandt
    , Rockport-Fulton H.S.
  • 2nd: Cassie Peacock
  • , Port Aransas H.S.
  • 3rd: Jordan Bowers
  • , Ingleside High School
    Honorable Mention:

    • John Martinez
    , Ingleside H.S.
  • Kaitlyn Van Zandt
  • , Port Aransas H.S.
  • Laura Burke
  • , Rockport-Fulton H.S
  • Anita Bransom
  • , Rockport-Fulton H.S.

    Rockport-Fulton Middle School Winners:

    • 1st: Steven Chase Hosea
  • 2nd: Gabrielle Butler 
  • 3rd: Blake Harrison

  • Honorable Mention: Devin Hartin, Zachary Gilkerson, Lyong HuynhKathy Armstrong, Curator at the Southwest School of Art & Craft in San Antonio, was present on March 8 to announce the winners.



    2008 RISING EYES OF TEXAS WINNERS:

    • 1st Prize ($500):  John Bradley,
    University of Texas at Tyler, mixed media
  • 2nd Prize ($300): Michelle Turner,
  • Texas State Univesity, ceramics
  • 3rd Prize ($200):  Kristen Henton,
  • University of Texas at Tyler, mixed media
    Honorable Mention:
    • Jose Angel Guajardo,
    University of Texas at Brownsville, mixed media
  • Morgan Ford,
  • Texas Woman's University, photography/mixed media
    Our annual show of local high school and middle school art students is part of the Art Center's Rising Eyes of Texas Exhibition. March is National Youth Art Month!

    High School Winners:

    • 1st: Haley Van Zandt
    , Rockport-Fulton H.S.
  • 2nd: Cassie Peacock
  • , Port Aransas H.S.
  • 3rd: Jordan Bowers
  • , Ingleside High School
    Honorable Mention:

    • John Martinez
    , Ingleside H.S.
  • Kaitlyn Van Zandt
  • , Port Aransas H.S.
  • Laura Burke
  • , Rockport-Fulton H.S
  • Anita Bransom
  • , Rockport-Fulton H.S.

    Rockport-Fulton Middle School Winners:

    • 1st: Steven Chase Hosea
  • 2nd: Gabrielle Butler 
  • 3rd: Blake Harrison

  • Honorable Mention: Devin Hartin, Zachary Gilkerson, Lyong Huynh