ABOUT THE CONTEST
Each year, DART hosts a Student Art Contest that is open to students at all grade levels throughout North Texas. It has grown to be one of the agency’s most popular Education Outreach events. This year, more than 150 schools and organizations submitted nearly 1,200 entries.
Students are challenged to illustrate an annual theme through lines, color and composition. Each young artist found his or her own way to illustrate this year’s theme: “Paint the town_____. Ride DART.” Participants completed the phrase with anything they could imagine. The students’ creations not only tell the DART story, but their own unique stories, and the story of a vibrant global metropolis that’s bursting with talent.
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has partnered with DART for the past eight years, and has displayed the winning entries. This year, we proudly present them virtually. Join DART and the DMA in celebrating the talent of our region’s young, culturally diverse artists.
The Best of Show: Amber Li – (9th Grade) – The Hockaday School – Dallas
Sannidhi Bhat – 2nd Grade (1st Place)- Daffron Elementary – Plano ISD
Jude Morrison – 2nd Grade (2nd Place) – Spring Creek Elementary – Richardson ISD
Ally Oujezdsky – 2nd Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Grace Academy of Dallas – Dallas – Private
Adya Appaswamy – 1st Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Anderson Elementary – Frisco ISD
Arya Lee – Kindergarten (Honorable Mention) – Dallas Arts Studio – Dallas
3rd – 5th Grade Category
Nadia Nesich – 5th Grade (1st Place) – Pegasus School of Liberal Arts & Sciences – Dallas – Charter
Kashmira Kuloor– 5th Grade (2nd Place) – McCoy Elementary – Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Yuna Kim – 3rd Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Dallas Arts Studio – Dallas
Rohan Reddy Velma – 3rd Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Falak Art Studio – Coppell
Collin Chon – 4th Grade – (Honorable Mention) – Greenhill School – Addison – Private
Bryan Munoz – 4th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Adelfa Callejo Elementary – Dallas ISD
Meghana Akarapu – 4th Grade (Honorable Mention) Great Hearts – Irving – Charter
6th-8th Grade Category
Sanvi Dantulwar – 7th Grade (1st Place) – Schimelpfenig Middle School – Plano ISD
Sana Dantulwar – 7th Grade (2nd Place Tie) – Schimelpfenig Middle School – Plano ISD
Sruti Pabbisetty – 6th Grade (2nd Place Tie) – Falak Art Studio – Coppell
Arim Jun – 7th Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Dallas Arts Studio – Dallas
Malak Albarghuthi – 8th Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Long Middle School – Dallas ISD
Eesha Gundam – 8th Grade (3rd Place Tie) – Rice Middle School – Plano ISD
Sarah Barrera – 7th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy – Dallas ISD
Alexis Garcia – 8th Grade (Wilkinson Middle School) – Mesquite ISD
Divya Ghanta – 8th Grade – Falak Art Studio – Coppell
9th-12th Grade Category
Grace Swenson – 9th Grade (1st Place) – Lowery Freshman Center – Allen ISD
Kelly Araujo – 11th Grade (2nd Place) – Richardson HS – Richardson ISD
Joshua Wang – 11th Grade (3rd Place) – Plano West HS – Plano ISD
Haydee Arnao Munoz – 12th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Uplift Secondary – Dallas – Charter
Stephanie Hernandez – 12th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Inspired Vision -Dallas – Charter
Lauren Buntenbah – 10th Grade (Honorable Mention) Richardson HS – Richardson ISD
Paige Smith – 12th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Homeschool – Rowlett
D’Natia Fields – 10th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Pegasus School of Liberal Arts & Sciences – Dallas – Charter
Isabella Bivona – 11th Grade (Honorable Mention) – Frisco CTE Center – Frisco ISD
Sally Qalawi – 10th Grade (Honorable Mention) – International Leadership of Texas – Lancaster-DeSoto – Charter
MORE TO EXPLORE
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Create your own masterpiece following the theme “Paint the town_____. Ride DART.” Share it with us using #DMAatHome.
Watch a message of congratulations to all the contest participants and winners and view the student art.
Each year, I’m amazed by the creativity, passion and talent of the young people in our region. This program really showcases their skills and imagination. It’s gratifying to think that DART might play a small role in these promising artists’ development.
– Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director of DART