Cottonwood's Emerging Artists
Congratulations to the 10 students selected by a jury as Cottonwood's 2017 Emerging Artists sponsored by Neighborhood Credit Union.  The annual program exhibition, featuring works by these students, is open to the public April 1-30, 2017 in the Forrest & Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery inside the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.  

Artists have the opportunity to sell their work at the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival being held Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Richardson, TX.

The Emerging Artists are as follows:

Melanie Baume - JJ Pearce High School
Sofia Conde - Richardson High School
Mary Grace Hearon - JJ Pearce High School
Anna Maupin - Richardson High School
Ivy Njoroge - Richardson High School
Amy Pham - JJ Pearce High School
Molly Queal - JJ Pearce High School
Roberto Ramos - JJ Pearce High School
Ashley Ubben - Richardson High School
Nicole Webster - JJ Pearce High School

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 a reception was held in honor of Cottonwood's Emerging Artists with a presentation of scholarship money from Neighborhood Credit Union and these additional awards:

People's Choice Award - from JJ Pearce High School, Mary Grace Hearon
Honorable Mention - From JJ Pearce High School, Melanie Baume
Honorable Mention - From Richardson High School, Anna Maupin
3rd Place - from JJ Pearce High School, Roberto Ramos
2nd Place - from JJ Pearce High School, Mary Grace Hearon
Best of Show - from Richardson High School, Sofia Conde

More information about Cottonwood's Emerging Artist Program is available: and photos of the reception are posted on Facebook in this album: 2017 Emerging Artist Reception & Awards