The Goss-Michael Foundation Annual Student Art Contest is here

A central tenet of the Goss-Michael Foundation’s mission is education and their annual student art contest is an important part of the Foundation’s commitment to educating the younger generation concerning the importance of contemporary art and creativity.

Each year the Foundation chooses a theme for the contest that inspires thought and creativity concerning issues central to most  young people’s lives. Past years have featured themes such as abstinence, first love and identity.

This year the contest again provokes some intense thought and introspection with the theme of Conflict and Resolution.

Having seen some of the work and winners from previous years, it is clear the students have and will, as contemporary art dictates, spend a sizable amount of time in internal debate concerning the topic set before them before creating work in a variety of different mediums ranging from film to painting.

Guidelines are brief and you must be a registered high school student to be eligible for entry. Entries are judged and one winner and two runners-up are chosen. A cash prize is awarded and winners are also featured in the Goss-Michael Foundation’s newsletter as well as on their website.

The Dallas’ art scene is instrumental in the education of the next generation of artists and few galleries take that as personally as the Goss-Michael Foundation. For that they should be applauded.

The deadline for applications is March 2. For more information on the Foundation’s education programs or the annual art contest, visit their website at

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Jennifer Smart is the editor of, a lifetime Dallas resident, and an avid consumer of all things art, theater and music. Keep up with Jennifer on twitter, linkedin, instagram and google+.

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