On Thursday, February 21st, teachers, friends and family joined the Art Museum of Southeast Texas staff for the Opening Reception of the 33rd Annual Protégé Competition & Exhibition. Twenty exhibitors were selected from entries submitted by 11 different high schools.

      Scholarships donated by Lamar’s Friends of the Arts were awarded to the first, second and third place winners. First through third place winners, honorable mentions, and the teacher of the first place winner all received gift cards for art supplies.

Prizes were awarded to:

1st Place Alex Wilson, Evadale High School

2nd Place Angela Lopez, East Chambers High School

3rd Place Drashti D. Patel, West Brook High School


Two Honorable Mentions were awarded to:

Maggie Mayo, Chester High School

Gabriel Mouton, Evadale High School

This program is sponsored by Market Basket who has been the sponsor since its inception.

The exhibition was on view at AMSET until March 24th, and toured various schools in the area until May 2019. 


2019 1st Place Winner, Alex Wilson2019 2nd Place Award,  Angela Lopez 


Protege Participants,

Did you attend a matting and framing workshop at AMSET as part of the Protégé exhibition process? Do you want to go back over what you learned that day? If so, please check out AMSET's Matting & Framing Tutorial Video.



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