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The Goss-Michael Foundation Announces Winner of Annual Student Contest

Tomato by Amanda Woodruff, 2013 at the Goss-Michael Foundation

Tomato by Amanda Woodruff, 2013 at the Goss-Michael Foundation

As part of its effort to support and encourage the artistic experience of students in Dallas / Fort Worth and the surrounding area, The Goss-Michael Foundation has announced the winners of the seventh annual Goss-Michael Foundation Student Art Contest. Since 2007, The Goss-Michael Foundation has hosted over 500 high school students in its annual art contest.

Public, private and home-schooled high school students from the greater Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas participated in this year’s competition which required students to explore and experiment with the theme “Conflict and Resolution.”  This year over 27 high schools participated in the contest with 180 entries, a record number.

At the awards reception held on Saturday, March 9, Kenny Goss, co-founder of The Goss-Michael Foundation, and Joyce Goss, Executive Director of The Goss-Michael Foundation  presented the first, second and third place awards to local high school students.

The $1,000 award was presented to first place winner, Amanda Woodruff with her photograph titled, “Tomato.” Woodruff attends Lovejoy High School in Lucas, Texas.

Patrick Henson of Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas was awarded $750 and second place with his charcoal piece, “Tearing the Sheets.”

Also of Lovejoy High School, was third place winner and recipient of $500, Bethany Wong with her mixed media piece titled, “Japan.”

In addition to the top winners, Honorable Mentions were awarded to Lovejoy High School students, Angela Tang, with her piece, “Clashing Cultures,” and Sarah Gladden, with her photograph, “Tom,” and The Hockaday School student, Dana Lamotthe with her photograph, “Untitled.”

Not only will the winners receive monetary awards, but they will also be featured in the Foundation’s monthly newsletter and on the website, www.gossmichaelfoundation.org.

The 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 through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday by appointment only. There is no charge to visit the Foundation.

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