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Stark Museum of Art Announces First Annual College Juried Art Exhibition

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The Stark Museum of Art is pleased to announce its first annual College Juried Art Exhibition.

The exhibition will feature original works of art from college and university students in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. The exhibition will be on view from October 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023, in the Community Art Gallery at the Stark Museum of Art.

Awards are provided by Blick Art Materials and include Best of Show ($300 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate) and two Honorable Mentions ($100 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate).

All students currently enrolled in a college or university located in Orange County, TX, Jefferson County, TX, or Calcasieu Parish, LA are eligible to participate.

For complete Guidelines for Submission and Registration Form, please visit their website.

Stark Museum of Art Announces Playdates Schedule

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Join the Stark Museum of Art on the second Friday of the month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. beginning Friday, September 9, 2022, for art-inspired play and art-making designed just for children 5 and under and their grown-ups.

Each month features a new story and activity to help children and grown-ups engage with a work of art at the Stark Museum of Art while making new friends in our art studio.

Playdates are scheduled on the second Friday of the month September 2022 through May 2023. Free admission. For more information, visit

Stark Museum of Art Offers a Variety of School Programs for Local Districts

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The 2022-23 school year brings the biggest selection ever of offerings for school programs at the Stark Museum of Art.

Teachers will find information about onsite field trips, virtual field trips, student exhibitions, outreach programs, and teacher workshops. Thanks to the generous funding of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, all of the school programs offered at the Stark Museum of Art are FREE for public, private, and homeschools in Region 5, Texas, and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

The Stark Museum of Art continues to make student and teacher safety a priority in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This catalog includes guidelines the museum has put in place to help provide the safest experience possible for schools and for our staff.

A calendar is available at the back of the catalog for available dates and important deadlines. Teachers in Region 5, TX, and Calcasieu Parish, LA may register for 2022-2023 school programs starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

The catalog can be downloaded online here.

Individual program info can be found as follows:

For questions or assistance, contact Jennifer Dickinson at (409) 886-2787.


Stark Museum of Art to Offer Scratch Art Tiles Workshop

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Create a one-of-a-kind tile during Stark Museum of Art’s CREATE! Workshop: Scratch Art Tiles on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Participants will learn the technique of sgraffito, or scratch art. Registrants will scratch a design on the glazed surface of the tile. All materials are included in the $5 material fee.

Artwork made in the class must be fired in a kiln and will be available for pick-up approximately 3 weeks later.

CREATE! Workshops are recommended for adults and children ages 7 and up.

Registration is available online here.

Stark Museum to Offer Afterschool Art Program

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The Stark Museum of Art will be offering an Afterschool Art Program: Fundamentals of Pencil Drawing for students in grades 5-8.

During this four-week class, students in 5th-8th grade will learn the fundamentals of pencil drawing. Students will learn how to properly hold a pencil, how to draw and shade, and create realistic textures using only a pencil. The class will culminate with a matted 11×14 Still Life pencil drawing that students will be proud to display.

This four-week class will provide a solid skill base for your young artist to advance their ability and deepen their love of drawing. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 students. Registration is $40 per student, and all materials are provided.

This four-week class will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will focus on specific skill building. Students may be assigned some brief at-home assignments during the course of the class that will reinforce the instruction that is given in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students to allow one-on-one time with our Teaching Artist. All materials needed for the class are included in the $40 class.

Register online here.

For more information, please contact or call 409-886-2787, extension 3028.

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