Student artists from Dawson High School, Turner College and Career High School and Pearland High School are set to compete at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event to be held April 29-30. Students qualified after participating in the regional event held in February.
Advancing students include DHS’s Sophia Fu, Jack Liu, Cate Mercado, Aruna Muthupillai and Hannah Patterson (teacher Teri Zuteck); Turner CCHS’s Joshua Tennessee, Emma Lawrence and Sinsha Bakshi, (teacher Mark Villalpando) and PHS’s Emily Anderson and Savannah Miller (teachers are Maryam Sohail and Alyssa Hartgove).
Texas High School VASE began its 28th season in January of 2022. The first VASE event was held in 1994 with just over 400 student entries; in 2019, approximately 37,000 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.