As event organizers make plans for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival set for May 20 and 21 in The Woodlands Town Center, local high school seniors have the opportunity to create original artwork for display at the event and the chance to earn scholarship money for their efforts. The festival's Student Art Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors from Conroe Independent School District and private/parochial schools within its boundaries, which include The John Cooper School, The Woodlands Christian Academy and Covenant Christian Academy. The Student Art Scholarship Program is designed to recognize exemplary student achievement in the visual arts and to provide an opportunity to display these works to the public.

Students can enter the Student Art Scholarship Program in two categories: 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work. Student artists may submit one original art piece in each category that is created during the 2005-06 school year. Entries, along with digital representations of the artwork, should be submitted by March 31, 2006. Copying previously published material, by hand or by mechanical means, is strictly prohibited.

Student artwork will be evaluated using the following criteria: Intent, communication through the artwork; Technique, effective use of tools and media to enhance the appearance; Personal Expression, unique presentation of concepts; Organization, use of elements and principles; and Integration, the suitable technique, expression and organization toward the intent of the work.

The artwork will be evaluated by a jury of art educators, art administers and art professionals on April 21. All submitted artwork will receive one of the following ribbons: Blue for superior work; Red for excellent work; and White for best overall. From the blue ribbon recipients, jurors will select artwork of “Exceptional Quality.” These pieces will be displayed at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival May 20 and 21 and these students will be eligible for one of six scholarships. Scholarships in the amounts of $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 will be awarded in both 2-D and 3-D categories.

Other eligibility requirements, rules and regulations apply. For additional information, or to obtain an official entry form, contact Cindy Hardin or Pat Paris.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival features more than 200 national and regional artists of various mediums selling their original creations. The two-day festival takes place along The Woodlands Waterway® from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center alongside The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and culminating at the new four-acre Town Green Park. Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday* and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. (*Please note new festival hours for Saturday.)

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival's Student Art Scholarship Program is proudly sponsored by the Art Colony Association, BMW of Houston North and Jacque and Lloyd Everson (or Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Everson). Other event sponsors include The Woodlands Town Center, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Woodforest National Bank, The Woodlands Development Company, St. Luke's Community Medical Center-The Woodlands and Texas Children’s Hospital.

For more information about The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, visit, send an e-mail to [email protected], or call the Art Colony Association at 713-521-0133.

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