Creativity in Your World: Celebrating Student Artists! October 20, 2017

Some talented young artists are enjoying the spotlight this month! Winners have been selected in the art competition “Creativity in Your World: A Year of Learning Through Art.” The contest was open over the summer to Houston-area students of all ages, kindergarten through 12th grade. Out of 24 submissions, six students were chosen as winners!

Held in conjunction with the teacher program Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Mercantil Bank, the “Creativity in Your World” competition asked students to make a work of art depicting how inspiration and creativity are part of their own lives. Mercantil Bank rewarded each winner individually, and also provided a donation to the first-place winner’s school.

You can see the winning works on display at the Mercantil Bank offices on Town and Country Boulevard through October 26. We are also happy to highlight them here—congrats to all these outstanding student artists!

First Place Carlos Quiroz, Alief Hastings High School, 11th grade

Carlos Quiroz

Second Place Juan Turcios, Beth Anne’s Art, 5th grade

Juan Turcios

Third Place Jeremiah Anyakwu, Alief Hastings High School, 12th grade

Jeremiah Anyakwu

Honorable Mention Sandra Guan, Beth Anne’s Art, 10th grade

Sarah Guan

Honorable Mention Jalene Chan, Beth Anne’s Art, 3rd grade

Jalene Chan

Honorable Mention Bayron Martinez, Blue Ridge Elementary, 3rd grade

Bayron Martinez


“Creativity in Your World: A Year of Learning Through Art” is sponsored by Mercantil Bank and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The Learning Through Art program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is underwritten by:
Mercantil Bank