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Three students advancing to State VASE

 Gracin Nguyen's VASE artwork advancing to state         Pearland Independent School District artists received top ratings during the regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event in February.

       Of 119 Pearland ISD entries at the regional event, 86 earned a superior rating medal and three high school students qualified to advance to State VASE on April 24-25.

       Advancing students include DHS's Vidya Muthupillai (with “Personal Revelations”), Jamie Lincoln (with “Radian”) and Gracin Nguyen (with “Bridge to Somewhere”).

       Texas High School VASE began its 26th season in January of 2020. The first VASE event was held in 1994 with just over 400 student entries; in 2019, approximately 35,000 artworks were entered in VASE. Students create artworks, write about their creative processes and understanding of visual art, and articulate information about their artwork during an interview with a VASE juror, who evaluates their work using a standards-based rubric. Art jurors look for originality, technical expertise, understanding of visual art and interpretation of the student’s stated intent.

       Only the top 10% of each division’s artworks at the Regional level were selected to advance to the High School VASE State Event, with more than 2,300 entries advancing.