Rising Eyes of Texas 2018

(ROCKPORT,TX.)Every year Rockport Center for the Arts hosts a statewide, juried exhibition for undergraduate and graduatestudents emerging in the visual arts.Three winners are awarded cash prizes, $500 for first prize, $300 for second prize, and $200 for third prize. This year the winners will be selected by Rainey Knudson.

Rainey Knudson founded Glasstire, the oldest online-only arts magazine in the country, in 2001. Glasstire is the premiere source of online art criticism for Texas and beyond. Rainey resides in Houston.

For this year’s exhibit the work of thirty-four artists representing sixteen universities across the State of Texas will be shown in the Main Gallery. Exhibition curator, Elena Rodriguez says, “This is easily one of my favorite shows of the year. I love seeing the ingenuity and voices of the next generation of artists. And I hope that they come to see Rockport as the unique artist colony that it is.”

The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, March 10th with a reception from 5 to 6:30 PM.  The show continues through March 31st, 2017.

Admission is always free.


List of Exhibiting Artists by University 

Glassell School of Art

A.M. Schaer 

Houston Baptist University

Naomi Rosato

Carry Carter

Beth Cleary

Stephanie Gonzales

Celea Guevara

Crystal Murley

Ian Russey

Fereshteh Solati

Houston Community College

Louisa Tang

Motoko Yasue

Rice University

Erica Cheung

Southwestern University

Elliot Boone

Hayley Donnelly

Sonja Lea

Texas A&M College Station

Sarah Doyle

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Tana Alexander

Kelly Curtiss

Audrianna Rios

Texas A&M Kingsville

Sarah Jean Ruiz 

Texas Christian University

Sierra Forester

Texas State University

Sarah Castilleja

Emily Potts

Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Michael Emerson

Nathan Collins

Callie Murray

Patrick Quarm

Texas Woman’s University

Cidlallin Pam Flores

Trinity University

Deliasofia Zacarias

University of Houston

Jonathan Read

University of Houston Clear Lake

Amy Cortez

Kelly Hornsby

Passion Trenkelbach

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Jesus Trevino


The month of March is National Youth Art Month, so the High School is having a showcase of work in a pop-up gallery space at the Rockport Center for the Arts.