LDHS Art News

  • Student Wins awards at TVAA Show.

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 3/6/2019

    We just received an email from The Texas Visual Arts Association regarding the show we posted about last week. Awards from the exhibition have been announced; and we are very please to share with you the our very own Emma Harrison received the Dennis M. Krantz Dean's Award for her painting, "Spaced."

    Emma will be presented with her award at the artist reception on March 24 from 2:30-4:00pm at the UTD SP/N Gallery  (3020 Stewart Dr., Richardson, TX 75080)
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  • Students Accepted into TVAA High School Art Competition

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 2/25/2019
    This past weekend, the LDHS Visual Arts Department entered 34 students artworks in the Texas Visual Art Association's Annual High School Art Competition. Every year, well over 1,000 student artworks are entered, with generally 150-200 pieces accepted into the show.
    This year, we had 3 student works accepted into the show; which is a good percentage for the number of entries submitted.
    Please join us in congratulating Kaleigh Callis and Abi Tjosvold for being accepted with their ceramic pieces, and Emma Harrison for her painting. 
    Show awards should be announced later this week.
    The students works will be on display in the SP/N Gallery at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson from March 1-24, 2019. An artist reception will be held on March 24 from 2:30-4:00pm; and all are welcome to attend. The UTD SP/N Gallery address is 3020 Stewart Dr., Richardson, TX 75080
    Sea Queen, by Kaleigh Callis
    Octopot, by Abi Tjosvold
    Spaced, by Emma Harrison
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  • Students bring home Regional medals and State qualifiers at VASE Art Competition

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 2/12/2019
    On Saturday, the Lake Dallas High School Art Department participated in the Regional Visual Arts Schoslatic Event (VASE), our UIL-equivalent art competition, at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth.
    Overall, 11 districts & 4 private schools, 31 high schools, and 76 teachers participated. 2054 pieces of artwork were registered, 1769 pieces of artwork were actually juried, and 154 pieces of artwork advanced to State (8% of all juried works).  
    From our school, we had 35 students participate with 50 artworks. 5 of those artworks received a score of 3 (Excellent rating); and 45 received the highest score of 4 (Superior rating)!
    In addition, we had 3 students with 5 works of art advance to the State competition (10% of our school's entered works)!!! We beat the overall percentage, which is truly awesome. It is a testament to the hours of hard work our students have put forth this year so far.
    The following students received a 3 (Excellent)rating on their works: 
    Avery Adkins
    Jimena Cruz
    Samantha Friday
    Madison Harper
    Austin Rutman

    These students received a 4 (Superior) rating, and are Regional medalists:
    Kaleigh Bogan
    Rebecca Bowen
    Shanaya Brigham (double medal winner)
    Maddy Browne
    Spencer Buch (double medal winner)
    Kaleigh Callis (double medal winner)
    Zac Canida
    Arika Crabbe (double medal winner)
    Deshone Davis (double medal winner)
    Tru Duy (double medal winner)
    Beth Elliott (double medal winner)
    Samantha Friday
    Emma Harrison (double medal winner)
    Ellie Johnson
    Christina King (double medal winner)
    Kyrstin Lake (double medal winner)
    Michael Mabbun
    Chloe Martin
    Eryx Mora
    Siria Parente
    Mikey Peattie (double medal winner)
    Ethan Richter (double medal winner)
    Jose Rodriguez 
    Yumiko Ruiz Lopez
    Alex Sanford
    Delanie Schantz
    Abrielle Schropp (double medal winner)
    Julia Stewart
    Ava Teague (double medal winner)
    Haiden Tornblom
    Neli Villela (double medal winner)

    Of the Regional medalists, the following students ADVANCED TO STATE:
    Shanaya Brigham
    Emma Harrison (double State qualifier)
    Kyrstin Lake (double State qualifier)
    These young ladies will be participating in the State competition at San Marcos High School, April 26-27, 2019.
    I have attached pictures of our group at competition, our Regional medalists, and our State Qualifiers (not pictured is Emma Harrison); as well at the State qualifying artworks.
    We are more proud than we can express of all our students and their achievements. Please congratulated them when you see them; and as always, thank you for your continued support.
    VASE Participants
    Regional Medalists
    State Qualifiers
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  • Senior , Kaleigh Callis, Selected for YAM Exhibition

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 2/8/2019
    Kaleigh Callis, LDHS Senior and AP Studio Art Student, was selected to be part of the Texas Art Education's Youth Art Month Capitol Celebration.  A photo of Kaleigh and her artwork are attached below. Please congratulate her achievement in being included in this highly selective exhibition!
    Kaleigh's artwork will be exhibited in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum from March 3-17, 2019, and the Lower Rotunda at the State Capitol from March 24-31, 2019. Her family and teacher have been invited to an awards program and reception on March 10, 2019 in celebration of National Youth Art Month.
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  • Art competition season kicks off the weekend with VASE

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 2/7/2019 4:00:00 PM
    The LDHS art competition season kicks off this weekend with out UIL-equivalent competition, the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE). On Saturday, Feb.9, we will be taking 35 students with 50 works of art to compete in our regional event at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth.
    As always, thank you for your support.
    Click the link below to see our student participants' works.
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  • Christina King Recognized at TASA Convention

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 10/26/2018

    Senior AP Art Student, Christina King, represented LDHS at the TASA Convention with her painting titled "Serene." c_king Please congratulate her if you see her! 

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  • Students Bring Home 6 Awards from the UNT HSC Art Show

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 4/6/2018

    The Visual Arts Department submitted 34 pieces to The UNT Health and Science Center Annual High School Art Competition. We are very excited to announce that no only were all of our student works accepted into the show, but our students took SIX awards in the show.

    Please join us in congratulating the following students:
    Kennedy Hagler- 4th place in 3D
    Kaleigh Callis- 2nd place in Painting
    Kyrstin Lake- 1st place in Black and White Drawing
    Beth Elliott- Honorable Mention in Mixed Media
    Bailey Dolezalek- 2nd place in Computer Art
    Tristyn Guevara - Honorable Mention in Computer Art.
    The exhibit is on display in the 1st floor Atrium Gallery at the Carl E. Everett Education and Administration Building at the UNT Health and Science Center, located at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 76107. There will also be an artist reception and awards ceremony in the same location on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:30 PM. All are invited to attend.
    We are so very proud of our students who have worked so hard, not just for this show, but all year long.
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  • LDHS Students Compete in Congressional Art Competition

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 4/3/2018
    The LDHS Art Department has 10 students competing in the Congressional Art Competition, hosted by Congressman Burgess. The works are being juried by an art educator; but there is also public voting for the "Texas Choice" award; and that student will have their artwork considered for the Grand Prize and First Place Prize. Among those prizes are a scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C., where their artwork will hang in the Capitol.
    Voting is taking place online now through April 8th. You may vote using your email address, so if you have more than one email address, you may vote more than one. The virtual gallery is located on the Congressman's web site at  https://burgess.house.gov/artcompetition2018/ .
    If you have a minute, please vote for your favorite LDHS student artwork, and please pass on the information so others may vote, too. Several years ago, one of our own students, Emily Cox, won the Grand Prize; and we'd love to have another win!
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  • Three LDHS Students Accepted to the TVAA Show

    Posted by Jeanette Murray on 2/27/2018

    The LDHS Visual Arts department competed in the Texas Visual Arts Association's Annual High School Art Show and Competition on February 24, 2018.

    This is an extremely prestigious show. Every year, well over 1,000 student artworks from all over the metroplex are submitted to the competition, with just over 100 pieces being accepted to hang in the exihibition; a little less than a 10% acceptance rate.
    We are very proud to announce that we had 3 of our students' pieces accepted into the show (with a 10.3% acceptance rate for our school)! 
    Dillyn Baker, Martin Martinez, and Mikey Peattie (Fall semester student) will be featured in the exhibit which runs March 2 through March 25th at the University of Texas at Dallas Visual Arts Gallery. The Gallery is located at  3020 Stewart Dr., Richardson, TX 75080 . An artist reception will be held on Sunday, March 25 from 2:30-4:00pm for anyone who would like to attend.
    Dillyn Baker  Martin Martinez  Mikey Peattie
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  • LDHS Art Club presents Breaking Free: The Longo Project

    Posted by Lacy Almeida on 2/22/2018

    The Breaking Free: The Longo Project work is on display at 940’s Kitchen on the Denton Square through March 19th.

    Students viewed works from “Men in the Cities” by Robert Longo. They were led to question what these active, contorted figures in suits might represent, then challenged to create a life-sized figure in their own style. The student pieces evoke “Breaking Free” from something they found limiting in their own life.

    “We are very proud of the work by our kids,” Lacy Almeida, LDHS Art instructor said. “Please enjoy the gallery attached, and we would love for you to share a photo if you go see the work in person. Give us a shout on our social media accounts!”

    Twitter: @artwithalmeida

    Instagram: @artwithalmeida

    Facebook: LDHS Visual Arts

    art1 Art at 940's  Art  Art at 940  Murray and Almeida

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