Art students honored by Louie Gohmert


Francis Morell, Fine Arts Writer

The Region 7 Art Gallery contest was held on Sunday, Nov. 29th where seniors Keilah Knight submitted her original colored pencil piece called “Jackie Lou” and Maribel Sanchez submitted her original mixed media called “Rose and Lines”. Both have been accepted in the 2020 Congressional Art Gallery for Region 7 under the direction of teacher Kimberly Taylor.

This show is usually exhibited in a gallery or museum for students who are chosen to participate this annual exhibit. This is Taylor’s fourth year to have students compete in the show, and she has had students accepted in the Top 40 Gallery Showing every year. This year, because of COVID, the show was virtual hosted by Congressman Louie Gohmert.

Gohmert announced on his official website the top seven contestants, of which Knight received an Honorable Mention and a prestigious award signed by the congressman.

“I was very happy to ask Keilah to do this competition and enter her. She is an amazing artist who strives to be the best,” said Taylor. “Her art was in prismacolor and based on a personal photo of her dog. I was astonished how realistic her detail was, and I am so proud of both girls and how dedicated they are to art.”

Art students will be virtually competing in the VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition on Saturday, Feb. 27th.