LCA Upper School artists have a myriad of options and opportunities when it comes to exploring different mediums and arenas in the art world. Pre-AP and AP art students especially have great freedom in producing their own projects. Upper School art teacher, Katie Babb, commented, “I've really been looking for competitions beyond just TAPPS. We have such talented and diverse artists I want to find as many places as possible to showcase their abilities.” Three students have recently excelled in competitions: John Singletary, Garrett Goolsby, and Caroline Hidalgo.

Young American Talent Competition

The work of Legacy art students, John Singletary (12) and Garrett Goolsby (11), was selected to be a part of the Young American Talent Competition, a juried art competition and exhibition organized by two groups: the Visual Arts Guild of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College. Over 500 works were submitted from the North Texas area.

John Singletary (12)
Graphite on Paper
Garrett Goolsby (11)
Digital Design

When asked about her students being selected for YAT, Katie Babb said, “I am so proud of John and Garrett. They are both incredibly talented young men, and I am excited that they are being recognized in this way. Furthermore, I am thrilled that LCA students were selected to compete at YAT, as it is a reflection of the growth and strength of our art program.”

National Geographic Student Expeditions Photo Contest

Legacy art student, Caroline Hidalgo (11), is a finalist in the 2016 National Geographic Student Expeditions Photo Contest! Caroline was one of 30 finalists selected to compete in this competition. Mrs. Babb shared, “Being selected by such a prestigious publication is an honor that Caroline has earned. Her work won first place in the photography category at the Collin County Art Show in 2015. I am very excited to see how she advances in the competition.” The first place contestant in the National Geographic Photo Contest will have the opportunity to travel to Barcelona, Prague or Yellowstone National Park and attend a workshop taught by a National Geographic photographer.

Caroline Hidalgo (11)
“Getting in Touch”
Digital Photograph