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Spring is a very exciting time for Cottonwood Art Festival and a prestigious opportunity for those selected to be a part of this international award-winning fine art festival. The uniqueness of Cottonwood’s Emerging Artists program is that it is only available to high school and college art students. 


A reception was given in honor of our Emerging Artists, at which Neighborhood Credit Union graciously awarded scholarship money to our award winners!

BEST OF SHOW  Lynsey Strese Lake Highlands HS 
2nd PLACE Siobhan O’Casey Richardson HS 
3rd PLACE Alex Irwin Lake Highlands HS 
HM Courtney MacDonald Lake Highlands HS 
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD Claire Pask Lake Highlands HS  

Photo of Cottonwood’s Emerging Artists for 2015
In Picture: Becky Groves, Laney Lynn, Lynsey Strese, Claire Pask, Courtney MacDonald, Alex Irwin, Audrey Brown, Siobhan O’Casey, not in picture Rebecca Howland

The Emerging Artists Exhibit will remain at the Eisemann Center until Tuesday April 28th. Our Emerging Artists will also have a booth at the 2015 Spring Cottonwood Art Festival, where their work will be available for further viewing or for sale. Come on out and show your support!


2015 Cottonwood Art Festival’s Emerging Artists

Lake Highlands High School

Alex Irwin
Artwork by Alex Irwin

Courtney MacDonald
Artwork by Courtney McDonald

Lynsey Strese
Artwork by Lynsey Strese

Rebecca Howland
Artwork by Rebecca Howland

Claire Pask
Artwork by Alex Pask

Richardson High School

Audrey Brown
Artwork by Audrey Brown

Siobhan O’Casey
Artwork by Siobhan O'Casey

Laney Lynn
Artwork by Laney Lynn

J.J. Pearce High School

Becky Groves
Artwork by Becky Groves


Media Note: for more information please contact Serri Ayers, Festival Director, Cottonwood Art Festival, City of Richardson, 972.744.4580 or serri.ayers@cor.gov.