02/23/2020 - 04/12/2020

Hicks, Meadows, O'Connor, and Horlock Galleries

The Port of Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas are pleased to announce the 2020 Visionarios Youth Art Contest Free Family Day and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Following Family Day and the Awards Ceremony, the exhibition will then be on display at AMST from February 23rd through April 12th. The name Visionarios celebrates youthful vision and creativity as expressed through art. This year’s emphasis on arts integration into the classroom curriculum will give students the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of core S.T.E.M. concepts through visual art. Students will engage in a creative process which connects their art and a S. T. E. M. objective to make S. T. E. A. M.!  This juried competition encourages students in grades one through 12 to participate in art and provides an opportunity for them to be recognized for their efforts. Research shows that students who study the arts perform better in the classroom and on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Arts education also helps students develop the self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation necessary for high achievement in school and in life. The Port of Corpus Christi and AMST are dedicated to helping young people envision a bright future and develop the discipline and creativity to achieve their goals.