Reported by Emily Gray
VASE is a Texas-based arts competition that high school students can participate in annually. VASE or the Visual Arts Scholastic Event was first held in 1994 in Houston. The competition slowly spread to the whole state of Texas and is now a major competition for serious art students.
Art instructor, Mr. Tinker says that ” VASE gives students experience in talking about their artworks and they also get to see half of the wonderful art from Bexar county. ” Mr. Tinker is taking around thirty students to competition this year and is aiming for the state meet. Mr. Tinker has taken students to VASE competition for the last 22 years and has had students reach state levels before and medal as well.
All experience levels in art are welcomed. Junior, Amya Hendricks is going with her first-year entry and says “it was quite difficult to communicate a single idea but I got in an edgy mood and started to include heavier details. Another first-year entry is coming from junior, Samantha Guzman who says “I’m not super creative and ideas were hard but I’m confident.”
This competition opens many doors for art students and can lead to scholarships and more. On February 8th, 2020 from 8 to 5 at Steven’s high school you can come out and see all the wonderful artwork from Madison students along with many other talented students.