The 2018 Governor’s Gallery

June 20, 2018

Yesterday I was thrilled to welcome the artists behind the 2018 Governor’s Gallery to the Texas Capitol for a reception in their honor. These works of art are created by Texas schoolchildren grades pre-k through senior in high school and are displayed in the Governor’s Business Office in the Capitol for a year.

The yearly tradition of the Governor’s Gallery was established in the 1990s and is coordinated by the Texas Art Education Association. This was my fourth 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.

I had a wonderful time getting to meet the artists, their families, and their art teachers. Congratulations to all of the 2018 Governor’s Gallery artists:

A Better You is Attainable
Marybella Durham
Richardson ISD – Richardson West JH

Dirk Week
Conroe ISD – Collins Intermediate School

Kathryn Kotter
Humble ISD – Greentree Elementary

Giant Pig Guy
Hayk Barseghyan
Plano ISD – Haun Elementary School

Going Places
Ryan David Li
Frisco ISD – Heritage High School

Ocean Matthews
McKinney ISD – McKinney Boyd High School

Jacques Cedric Noah
Alief ISD – Hastings High School

Willow Dalehite
Austin ISD – Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Luz y Sombra
Maya Sepulveda
North East ISD – Tejeda Middle School

Mondrian Robot
Graham Lock
McKinney ISD – McClure Elementary School

Owl Eyes
Benjamin Hervey
Katy ISD – Ray and Jamie Wolman Elementary

Shattered Pieces
Natyliah Hernandez
Lubbock ISD – Irons Middle School

The Calm Within the Storm
Simoni Khare
Round Rock ISD – Grisham Middle School

Western Trinkets
Yanran Wang
Katy ISD – Seven Lakes High School