The Special Needs Artists Exhibit is a new art contest focusing solely on the artistic talents and abilities of individuals living with special needs within the community of Rowlett. The art exhibit gives individuals in elementary school through adulthood the positive reinforcement and encouragement they need. For many, this kind of event is an important opportunity to be recognized through display of their artwork. It helps to validate them as developing artists, and also helps parents and community members to be more aware of the talents and abilities of members of the community who are often overlooked. The Commission strives to encourage area students to become more active in their communities through the visual arts.
The Exhibit included both two-dimensional and three-dimensional categories in the following divisions: Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Adults. Cash prizes were awarded to First Place winners.
Winners of the 2016 Arts and Humanities Commission Special Needs Artist Exhibit
First Place: High School division, two-dimensional category: Zachary Crosby for his entry, “Bears Eating Honey”.
First Place: Adult division, two-dimensional category: Zachary Stringer for his entry, “Rocket”.