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April 27, 2018 - DART Student Art Contest Winners


Best in Show 

Doreen Chen, a tenth grade student at Jasper High School, is the 2018 "best of show" winner in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual student art contest. Chen’s work, based on the theme “Oh the places DART goes,” was selected from 1,157 entries from students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

winning artwork

Doreen Chen, Jasper High School, best of show artwork.

She has received a $1,000 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary, and her winning art is now being displayed on the side of a DART bus traveling across the agency’s 13-city service area. Her work along with the 29 winning artworks were displayed at the Dallas Museum of Art through May 4, the Dallas Love Field Airport from mid-May until June 30, and in the lobby of Plano’s Courtyard Theater, located in the Downtown Plano Arts District, from the end of June through early August. The artwork may also be viewed online.

Doreen Chen art on bus & family

Doreen Chen with her family and artwork installed on DART bus.

DART’s student art contest is a 20-year tradition that helps promote the use of public transportation. Also earning awards at the competition were more Plano ISD students.

Kindergarten to Second Grade

Wing Hay Tam, Barksdale Elementary, second grade - second place



Joanna Koduvath, Saigling Elementary, kindergarten - honorable mention



Ninth to Twelfth Grade

Jose Gabriel Correa Baptista, Plano East Senior High School, twelfth grade - honorable mention



Joshua Wang, Jasper High School, ninth grade - honorable mention