The 2017 Governor’s Gallery

August 1, 2017

I once again had the pleasure of participating in the Governor’s Gallery – works of art created by Texas schoolchildren grades pre-k through senior in high school that are displayed in the Governor’s Business Office in the Capitol for a year.

The yearly tradition of the Governor’s Gallery was established by First Lady Laura Bush during her husband’s tenure as Governor of Texas and is coordinated by the Texas Art Education Association. This was my third year to select the items for the Gallery, and just like year’s past, I was blown away by the amazing works of art created by talented young Texans.

One afternoon last month I hosted a reception at the Capitol to unveil the 2017 Governor’s Gallery. I had a wonderful time getting to meet the artists, their families, and their art teachers.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Governor’s Gallery artists:

Hafsa Rahim
Kindergarten, Keiko Davidson Elementary in  Katy
“Color Hop”

Aniyah Johnson
1st Grade, Kujawa Elementary in Houston
“Eating Daisy”

Lauren Davis
2nd Grade, Adkins Elementary in Lantana
“My Scarecrow”

Emma Locke
3rd Grade, South Knoll Elementary in College Station
“Aggie Rooster”

Keara Hopkins
5th Grade, Casis Elementary in Austin
“Market Day”

Bailey Reeves
6th Grade, Collins Intermediate School in The Woodlands
“Rancher’s Treasures”

Alyssabel Valdez
8th Grade, Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Grand Prairie
“Nugget in my Shoe”

Sabrina Palomo
9th Grade, East Central High School in San Antonio
“Soul Flight”

Diane Sung
9th Grade, McCallum High School in Austin

Vivian Shi
10th Grade, Jasper High School in Plano
“Tools of the Trade”

Maria Zavala
12th Grade, Nimitz Senior High School in Houston

Dora Huang
12th Grade, Seven Lakes High School in Katy

Jordan Adkins
12th Grade, Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood
“Floof and Poof”

Leah Hartman
12th Grade, Johnson High School in San Antonio
“Isle of Green”