Category: Painting/Drawing

Woodlands Symphony to present “HomeGrown” concert, a celebration of Woodlands arts and artists

Katherine AudasThe Woodlands Symphony Orchestra will present a multimedia experience with HomeGrown: A celebration concert honoring the musicians, composers and artists in The Woodlands, the symphony’s final concert in its Cantus Firmus (Fixed Song) season. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets are available

Under the artistic direction of Darryl Bayer, the evening will be orchestrated with a variety of segments that include original compositions, classical favorites, soloists, live performance arts, video/media enhancement and two multi-generational-diverse symphonies on stage at the same time.

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Conroe ISD senior accomplishes four-year goal at Western Art Show


Out of more than 650 art pieces and 60 Conroe ISD campuses, one College Park High School teacher will cheer on four of her students chosen by the judges at the Western Art Show Saturday.

It took one of her students, senior Claire Zhang, four years to earn the gold medal; and she did it by trying something new: her first oil paint rodeo submission. The 18-by-24-inch piece took Zhang 20-30 hours to finish and features a colorful bronco rider with expressive brush marks. Read more…

Calling Volunteers for New Texas Children’s Hospital Woodlands Murals

C0013065749--582589There is still time to sign up to help Master area artist Vickie McMillan paint two 65 foot “Spirit of the Woods” collaborative community murals for the new Texas Children’s Hospital currently under construction in The Woodlands. Under Vickie’s direction, a diverse cross-section of area people is signing on, including students ages nine to 18, teachers, representatives of area social and art nonprofits,schools, churches and hospitals. No previous art experience is required. Visit Vickie’s website at to sign up. Direct questions to Vickie via email

CISD art students set to showcase work at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

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McCullough Junior High student Abby Bonzon paints a modern art piece on the cover of her journal. Bonzon won the Best of Show at the Conroe ISD Art Show and will have her artwork on display at the Houston

Hundreds of students from across Conroe Independent School District recently competed to have their artwork selected for theHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Of the 650 drawings and paintings on display from elementary, junior high and high schools across CISD, only 12 students were selected to exhibit in the rodeo’s Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center March 1-20, nine of whom are from The Woodlands-area schools. click here for complete story

The Conroe Independent School District Western Art Show

WesternArtShow (1)The Conroe Independent School District Western Art Show competition was held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Oak Ridge High School 9th Grade Campus.  The event, sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Association, featured approximately 650 student art pieces portraying a western theme. Conroe ISD students in grades K-12 across all 60 campuses were showcased in the display prepared by District art teachers for judging by a team from the HLSR Association.

Twelve students had their artwork selected for exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center for the duration of the rodeo. These students are now eligible for a variety of scholarships and program opportunities as a result of their efforts.

2016 Student Art Scholarship Program!

Registration is now open for all Junior and Senior students for the 2016 Student Art Scholarship Program!

Go to for more information and to get registered today for a chance to win up to $2,000 in scholarship awards in six art categories and a chance to showcase your artwork at the award-winning12391277_1669679016607452_5973182356894214812_n

Painting, Drawing, 3D, Digital Art, 2D Mixed Media and Photography

Important Dates:

  • Artwork Drop off, Thursday, February 11, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
  • Judging Friday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Student Art Showcse, Saturday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 8-10, 2016!

College exhibit spotlights work of local art teachers

Jenny Lucas doesn’t get much downtime. She juggles several commitments as a mother, wife, arts educator in The Woodlands and doctoral student at the University of Houston. When she’s not working, preparing school plans, studying, commuting or spending time with family, she recedes into the warm embrace of her studio – her kitchen table – where she works in mixed-media. click here for complete story