Wells Fargo Student Art Contest

18th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest

Each year, the Wells Fargo Student Art Contest aligns with one of SPA's main stage presentations, which serves as inspiration for the contest. Hundreds of students submit their artwork to SPA each season and winning entries are showcased in exhibitions all around the Houston area.

Art of the Heart

We all have a passion - what is yours? Inspired by the rhythms of Cuban dance company Malpaso, the 18th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest encourages students to explore the beat of their own hearts though this year's theme, Art of the Heart.

Cuba is often referred to as a "dancing island." Mambo, cha-cha, habanera, and the conga line all originated on the island and have contributed to the upbeat, colorful culture of the country, which continues to evolve even today, as embodied by Malpaso. Dance is an expression of passion, rhythm, and emotion - a true art of the heart. Students should explore their own passions and the things that move them.

What hobbies, relationships, and interests are nearest to your heart? Successful entries will incorporate the principles of rhythm and movement as a tribute to the art of dance.  The 18th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest is open to students in grades K-12 in five divisions who compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. Teachers are encouraged to attend one of the teacher workshops associated with the event.


Entry Deadline - March 11, 2016

Student Art Contest Teacher Workshops


LATIN AMERICAN ART, INSPIRATION AND THE 18TH ANNUAL WELLS FARGO STUDENT ART CONTEST: A WORKSHOP FOR ART TEACHERS
Monday, October 5, 2015
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Glassell Junior School 
5100 Montrose Blvd. | Houston, TX 77006

$30 per person | REGISTER

Learn more about the entry guidelines and judging process for the 18th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest. This year’s theme, Art of the Heart, inspired by Cuban dance company Malpaso, will be explored along with techniques and activities to engage students in the visual arts classroom. A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided along with a brief tour of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s collections.


LATIN AMERICAN ART, INSPIRATION AND THE 18TH ANNUAL WELLS FARGO STUDENT ART CONTEST: A WORKSHOP FOR ART TEACHERS

Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Aldine ISD Resource Center 
14909 Aldine Westfield Rd. | Houston, TX 77032

$20 per person | REGISTER

Learn more about the entry guidelines and judging process for the 18th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest. This year’s theme, Art of the Heart, inspired by Cuban dance company Malpaso, will be explored along with techniques and activities to engage students in the visual arts classroom.  


Contest Guidelines and Forms
Rules & Guidelines
Submission Requirements
Artist Registration Form
Artist Statement
Inventory Sheet



A special thank you to Wells Fargo and IKEA Houston, sponsors of the 18th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest.




                                  




     





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