Due to COVID-19, Agape Ranch decided to cancel the "Opening Reception" of this exhibit and adapt the Art Contest participation in order to comply with the restrictions placed in Nueces County. We were able to work with our registrants, mostly teachers, to move the student's entries into an online exhibit. The exhibit may not include all of the entries as some registrants are unfortunately unable to continue to participate. We are saddened by the challenges and inconvenience this might have caused, but we very grateful to have the opportunity to showcase the entries that we receive by April 22nd. You can view the online exhibition by selecting the button below, "View Exhibition & Showcase". If you have any questions, please contact Agape Ranch's Director of Programs, Liddy Vargas, at liddy@agaperanch.org.

Our goal with organizing this annual Art Contest & Exhibition is to involve the youth of Corpus Christi in our efforts and to help promote the need for building strong families and growing meaningful family legacies. 


We hope that students would ask themselves, “Why is building a family legacy important? What does building and leaving a meaningful family legacy look like to you?”. As they begin that dialogue amongst themselves, their peers, their teachers, and their families, we hope that students will consider what it means to put a stamp on the future and make a contribution to future generations with lasting legacies. 

We are welcoming all schools, teachers, homeschool, and parents to enter their students into this annual contest and help us begin the conversation through the gift of art.

Before registering to enter the contest, please read the following:

  • Grade levels K-12th are welcomed to participate.

  • Mediums accepted include pen, pencil, pastel, watercolor, crayon, charcoal, paint, marker, photography, digital painting, and mixed media.

  • All art submissions should be 2D, 8"x10", matted, and ready to hang.

  • There is no entry fee. An optional donation to Agape Ranch is welcomed but is not mandatory.

  • The judges will score on two categories: “Originality of The Theme” and “Most Unique Visual Impact”.

  • Two gift basket awards will be given in four grade levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).

  • All entries should be completed and turned into teachers/student representative by March 19, 2020.

  • All teachers/student representatives must be registered to enter the contest by March 19, 2020.

  • The full list of rules, guidelines, and further details will be provided to all teachers/student representatives upon registration.

  • All entries submitted will be on display at The Art Center of Corpus Christi.

  • All teachers/student representatives will be notified of winners on April 1, 2020.

All students, teachers, families, and the community are invited to attend the Opening Reception of this exhibition on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 5-7 PM at The Art Center of Corpus Christi. This is a FREE and family-friendly event and we would love to have the community present to celebrate the opening reception. However, if you are unable to join us, this exhibition will be on display in the gallery from April 3, 2020 - April 22, 2020. We hope you stop by to take a look at the entries and our table to learn more about what we do and how you can join!


If you have any questions about the contest, the exhibition, or you would like to help sponsor/contribute to a gift basket for the winners, please contact our Director of Programs, Liddy Vargas at liddy@agaperanch.org

Thank you to Our Community Partners!




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