AISD Art Student Wins Best in Show Award at 34th Congressional Art Fair

Terah Amador, an art student at Alice High School, travels to the nation’s capital in Washington, DC after her piece titled “In the Clouds” was named Best of Show at the Congressional Art Show in the 34th Congressional District.

Amador will attend a ceremony for the art winners in Washington later this year.

“I still can’t believe this is happening, it’s so exciting,” Amador said. “This year has been a difficult year with the pandemic and social issues. I reached out to COVID, my immediate family too and we dealt with the loss of a loved one together. Art has been my constant throughout. throughout this year and the winning piece expresses the stride of endurance, anxiety and strength that the pandemic has brought. Also (gave us) some light at the end of the tunnel.”

Amador’s multi-dimensional artwork was created with pencils, watercolors, markers and liners. For now, the artwork is on display at Alice HS, but it will reside in the lobby between the US Congress and Senate with other winners from around the country for a year.

Terah Amador is heading to the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. after her piece titled

“This year’s class is truly remarkable. The art is truly in the eye of the beholder and I couldn’t be more proud of the work this class has accomplished,” said AISD Art Teacher Kathy Westbrook. “Being able to watch these students create something out of nothing with only their imaginations is a joy. After 30 years, it’s still a wonderful world to live and work in with all these young artists. Terah is just a small Alice’s daughter and is already putting her name on the map.”

Amador plans to continue her education and her passion for art after graduation. She plans to attend Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Terah Amador is heading to the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. after her piece titled
Title "Anxiety" by Terah Amador
Title "She and the stars" by Terah Amador

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