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Now On View: Donald E. McMahon Presents the I Am Texas Student Art Expo Space

This fall, the Donald E. McMahon I Am Texas Student Art Expo Space on the ground floor of the Museum will be adorned with creative artwork from the finalists of The Bryan Museum’s 2023 I Am Texas Writing and Art Contest. The art on display is the best of over 300 submissions from this year’s contest. These young artists from all over Texas entered original artwork done in charcoal, watercolor, oil paint, acrylic, graphite, pastel, and colored pencil. We are proud to celebrate this top art as well as launch the 2024 I Am Texas writing and art contest. For more information about the upcoming contest, visit iamtx.org.

Presenting the 2023 I Am Texas Finalist and Winning Artworks:

2023 I Am Texas – All Art Finalists   

A Calf and Its Mother – Clements High School – Hannah W. (Fort Bend ISD)  

Cherished Moments – Obra D. Tompkins High School – Ashwin S. (Katy ISD)  

Another Long Day – Wright Junior High – Grayson M. (Lamar Consolidated ISD)  

I am Texas – South Hi Mount – Kayden T. (Fort Worth ISD)  

Prickly Pear – Allison Wright – (Randolph Field ISD)  

Our Future is in the Horizon – Obra D. Tompkins High School – Annabella Q. (Katy ISD)  

Eye Contact – Lutheran South Academy – Clare V.  (private – Houston)  

State Flower – Mann Middle School – Alaya W. (Abilene ISD)  

Summer Ride – Stephen F Austin High School – Aditya A. (Fort Bend ISD)  

I am Texan – Richard J Lee Elementary – SrinidhiReddy M. (Coppell ISD)  

Ready to Ride – Tays Junior High – Hafsa R. (Katy ISD)  

Simple Routine – Obra D. Tompkins High School – Athena P. (Katy ISD)  

Longhorn in Blue Bonnets – Robert B. Sewell Elementary – Rena W. (Garland ISD)  

Texan’s Original Sport – Malala Yousufzai Elementary School – Aaryahi C. (Fort Bend ISD)  

In the Pasture – Liberty High School – Lauren L. (Liberty ISD)  

The Field of Dreams – Memorial High School – Jason F. (Spring Branch ISD)  

Take a Closer Look – Lutheran South Academy – Olivia B. (private – Houston)  

The Horse’s Texan Companion – Imagine International Academy of North Texas – Leina P. (charter – Mckinney)  

The Longhorn of Texas – Uplift North Hills Preparatory – Meghana A. (charter – Irving)  

Texas Prairie Sunrise – Dr. John M Folks Middle School – Lydia I. (Northside ISD)  

Western Cuties  – Stanley Elementary – Luke Z. (Katy ISD)  

The Best of Texas – Walnut Grove Elementary – Olivia K (Carroll ISD)  

Horse in Sunrise – Burnet Elementary – Leslie G. (Galveston ISD) 

This is Texas – Thomas Jefferson High School – Cithlaly C. (Dallas ISD)  

The Texas Longhorn – Alamo Heights High School – Nathaniel G. (Alamo Heights ISD)  

Texas Daisy – The Hockaday School – Aarya D. (private – Dallas)  

Texas Horse Girl – Azle Junior High – Greenlee G. (Azle ISD)  

The 2024 I Am Texas Contest Is Now Open!

Click below to learn about the contest that celebrates students across Texas for their creative spirit, unique talents, hard work, and Texas pride!