photo of Best of Show winner Stephanie Maldonado

Congratulations to our Emerging Artists

The Emerging Artists program has been a vital part of the spring Cottonwood Art Festival for the past eight years. Richardson-area art students selected for this honor receive scholarships and awards,as well as a chance to display their work. Artwork from the student finalists is showing at the Eisemann Center’s Forrest & Virginia Green Mezzanine-Gallery through April 28. These artworks will also be available for sale during Cottonwood Art Festival.

Sponsored by Neighborhood Credit Union, the Emerging Artists program is designed to mentor students in the art world. Art teachers encourage their students to express themselves artistically and learn how to exhibit their work. Neighborhood Credit Union awarded scholarships and prize ribbons at a reception honoring these talented students on Thursday, April 10, at the Eisemann Center. 2014 "Best of Show" went to Lake Highlands High School student Stephanie Maldonado; for a complete list of winners and a look at the students' artworks, please visit our Emerging Artists page.