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Goss-Michael Foundation Announces Annual Student Art Contest

Human by Elizabeth L. Housewright, 2012

Human by Elizabeth L. Housewright, 2012

As part of its effort to support and encourage the artistic experience of students in Dallas / Ft. Worth and the surrounding area, The Goss-Michael Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Art Contest, “Conflict and Resolution.” Since 2007, The Goss-Michael Foundation has hosted over 500 high school students in its annual art contest.

This opportunity is open to all 9th through 12th grade public, private and home-schooled high school students in Dallas / Ft. Worth and the surrounding areas, who excel in the disciplines of photography, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

This year’s contest theme, “Conflict and Resolution”, is defined as, “to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, or in opposition” and “the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure.”

Contestants must submit an original photograph, drawing, painting, video or mixed media/printmaking. Submitted drawings and paintings may be in any desired medium, if use of charcoals and pastels are used, they must be properly affixed so as not to rub off. Film entries must be accompanied by projector. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

All entries must be delivered to The Goss-Michael Foundation no later than 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Winning artists will be featured in the Foundation’s monthly newsletter and on the Web site,

The awards reception will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at The Goss-Michael Foundation. Finalists and their families will enjoy refreshments and a live concert by local band, Critic Feed. All entries must be picked by May 21.

The Goss-Michael Foundation Student Art Contest Rules

PRESENTED BY: The Goss-Michael Foundation

THEME: Conflict and Resolution

DEADLINE: Submissions due Saturday, March 2, no later than 4 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY: 9th – 12th grade public, private and home-schooled high school students in Dallas/ Ft. Worth and surrounding areas


PIECES PER STUDENT: 1 piece per student. Diptychs will be accepted if they are matted as one piece and remain within the acceptable dimensions.

SIZE REQUIREMENTS: Maximum 36” x 36”. All entries must be ready to hang. Size restrictions do not include matting.

The student’s name, address, email and home phone number must be written on the back of the submission. All students must turn in a completed Contest Entry Form along with their work in order to be eligible for a prize. All works submitted will be available for pick up at the Foundation following the conclusion of the contest.

RESTRICTIONS: No nudes, drug use, violence or inappropriate subject matter will be accepted.


Students or teachers must drop off or mail entries to:

The Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

AWARD RECEPTION: Award Reception Saturday, March 9 from 2 – 4 p.m.


First Place – $1,000
Second Place – $750
Third Place – $500

Goss-Michael Foundation

The Goss-Michael Foundation was founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss in June 2007. The Foundation offers the public a rotating schedule of exhibitions derived from Goss and Michael’s private collection of British contemporary art as well as other institutions. These exhibitions serve as a challenge to preconceived art notions and strive to set a new standard in artistic awareness by providing visitors with fresh and fascinating art experiences. Through these experiences, the Foundation hopes to generate new perspectives and conversations on the creative methods of contemporary artists. Locally, the Foundation is dedicated to contributing to Dallas’ thriving artistic community and enhancing the public’s familiarity and interaction with contemporary and emerging British artists. The Foundation fosters young artists in Dallas and throughout Texas through numerous scholarships and art education programs.

The Goss-Michael Foundation hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm, Monday by appointment only. There is no charge to visit the Foundation.

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