It is not often that we see Texas public schools taking an intensive interest in the arts. In 2011, however, The Woodlands High School bucked this trend by establishing a program that allows the school to collect works by Texas-based artists. Called The Woodlands High School Art Trust, this yearly open call is juried by a student committee that narrows the applications to fifteen works that are then voted on by the entire student body. To make this initiative even better, the trust actually buys the selected works using funds from the school’s Homecoming Dance.
This year’s deadline is November 13th. If your piece is selected (and purchased) by the students, it will hang in the halls of the school, be cared for (framed, conserved, etc.), and most importantly, be impacting impressionable young minds!
For more details and info on how to submit, go here.