DART Student Art Contest 2020

DART Student Art Contest 2020


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

K-2 Category

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




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  • MAKE


    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