Youth Art FAQ

How do I submit my artwork?

Follow the directions on the application. Remember to photograph your artwork in high enough resolution for quality detail to show, and then digitally submit it.

What is the Lone Star Artist Award?

The winner of our grand prize, the Lone Star Artist Award, will have his/her art hung in the Texas State Capitol for one week. In addition, the winner will receive 2 nights’ hotel accommodations in Austin and a VIP tour of the capitol, courtesy of State Representative Giovanni Capriglione.

Are there any entry limitations for the Lone Star Artist Award?

Yes. Due to space and travel constraints, no 3D art will be considered for this particular prize.

Can I submit artwork even if I don't qualify to win the Lone Star Artist Award?

Absolutely! You may also win awards and recognition wherever your talent lies, whether it be 3D art, pottery, pen & ink, oil, or watercolor. Artwork of any size or medium is acceptable for submission in the Student Art in the Square exhibit.

Can I sell my art at the festival?

Yes, but know that it is totally your responsibility as the artist to price art, and you must contact the potential buyer in a timely manner to complete the sale following the festival. No other event volunteers will coordinate a sale on your behalf.

How many pieces can I submit to the show?

Up to three pieces may be entered by one artist.

Who is allowed to submit artwork to the contest?

Any public, private or homeschooled student in grades 9-12 (or homeschool equivalent) who lives in North Texas.

Do I have to volunteer for the festival if I submit artwork?

Volunteers are necessary to hold this acclaimed juried art festival. Many two-hour shifts are available to suit your schedule, and online signup will be available on this Web site beginning in March. All Art in the Square hours meet community service requirements. All artists, parents and teachers are encouraged to volunteer.

Can I submit artwork if I have participated in previous years?

No, but we do accept art submitted into other contests outside of this event.

Is there an entry fee for Student Artists?

No. Thanks to a generous Student Art sponsor, all jury fees have been covered.

When is the deadline for Student submissions?

Entry deadline is March 27, 2015.

When will I know if my artwork has been accepted?

We will publish a list of accepted youth artists and artwork titles on our Web site April 17, 2015 by 5 p.m. We will announce the availability of this list on our Facebook page as well.

When do I bring my accepted artwork to the festival?

Please bring any accepted artwork to the Gazebo at Southlake Town Square on Thursday, April 23, 2015 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

How will I know if I have been selected to win an award for my artwork?

We will publish our list of finalists on the Web site on April 17, 2015 by 5 p.m. We will also personally contact all finalists by phone or email. All finalists will receive an award at the presentation on Sunday, and award ribbons will be attached to artwork by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.

When are the awards and do I have to be present to win?

The awards presentation will be on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gazebo stage in Southlake Town Square. All artists need to be present to claim their artwork following the presentation.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need help?

Please contact the Student Art chair, if you have any additional questions. She can be reached via email at