Two CFBISD middle school students were selected by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) to have their artwork displayed at the Youth Art Month (YAM) Exhibition in Austin.
Eden Dixon from Ted Polk Middle School and Reyna Hernandez from Dan F. Long Middle School created artwork that was chosen by a jury with more than 500 submissions from PreK-12 students across the state of Texas.
During the month of March, artwork from the winning students is displayed at the Texas State Capitol and an exhibition and awards reception takes place at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The awards ceremony happened on Mar. 12 and the exhibit is available for public viewing from Feb. 27 through Mar. 31 at the museum.
YAM is a nationally recognized program during the month of March that emphasizes the value of art education. It promotes the importance of art appreciation and encourages support for quality art programs to be placed in schools.
In addition to the YAM exhibit, Reyna Hernandez’s piece was chosen to be showcased in the Governor's Business Office for one year. The Office of the First Lady of Texas selected a group of 16 artworks from the YAM submissions to be displayed in Governor Abbott and Mrs. Abbott’s offices. Students who receive this honor have their work framed by the TAEA and are invited to a private reception. The 2022 and 2023 Governor’s Gallery recipients will have a celebration at the end of the 2023 school year.
To read more about the Youth Art Month exhibition, please visit the museum’s website.