Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CSBH will be hosting a Virtual Art Showcase in place of the in-person showcase. The Virtual Art Showcase will still allow the community to celebrate youth and their expression of emotions using art. The art will be featured in an on-line gallery on Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s Facebook Page.

The theme: Art in the Face of COVID-19

Rules:

  • Participants must be 5 to 20 years old
  • Each piece must be original
  • Only one submission per youth
  • Although the theme has shifted CSBH realizes some have created pieces related to the original theme ‘What My Feelings Look Like’ and CSBH will still accept these pieces as well. 
  • Pieces can be collage, mixed media, drawings, mosaics, needlework, paint, photography, or sculpture

How to Enter:

  • Email a scanned or photographed copy of the art piece and a completed consent form to csbhinfo@mhahouston.org
  • The consent form can be printed, completed, then scanned, or it can be completed in Word and sent
  • Pieces can be scanned or photographed (please send high resolution photos so people can see the work as clearly as possible; please do not send the actual art as CSBH, like many other businesses, are working remotely)
  • CSBH will accept pieces through Friday, May 8th at 5 PM CST
  • Winners of the following categories will each receive via mail a $50 Texas Art Supply Gift Card!
  • Most Likes (piece which receives the most likes in the CSBH virtual gallery; winner selected on Friday, May 15th)
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Moved Beyond Words
  • Most Innovative Approach
  • Parents may submit art on behalf of their children
  • Pieces may not contain vulgar language, nudity, or lewd/suggestive images or phrases

Click here for the application!