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

Don't want to mail in your submissions or drive all the way downtown? Take advantage of our ​curbside drop-off! New satellite locations added for 2016!

March 7 6:00 - 9:00 AM   Starbucks (Memorial) 11611 Katy Freeway, Houston, 77079 
March 7 3:00 - 6:00 PM  Starbucks (Aldine)  10755 N Fwy Service Rd, Houston, 77037
March 8 3:00 - 6:00 PM  Starbucks (Pasadena)  5769 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, 77505
March 11 4:00 - 7:00 PM Jones Hall   615 Louisiana Street, Houston, 77002

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

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



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