April 2022

Cottonwood Art Festival

is proud to present

Emerging Artists Exhibit

March 30 - April 24, 2022

Greetings from the Eisemann Center!

Thank you for subscribing to our monthly Visual Arts Newsletter, Brushstrokes. We hope you find it informative and inviting. The Forrest and Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery is free to view and open daily to the public. Located in the heart of Galatyn Parkway, and steps from the DART rail, our monthly art installation is not something you want to miss. For more information on Visual/Public Art at the Eisemann Center, exhibit schedule, and all information for those wanting to exhibit their work, click here.

Graphic Illustration- Caroline Scott

Graphic Illustration by Caroline Scott

The work of young student artists is coming to the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. The Cottonwood Art Festival’s Emerging Artists installation will be on exhibit from March 30-April 24, 2022. Combining arts and education, the Emerging Artist program was created to recognize the talent of young local artists and to offer them the prospect of being a part of an international award-winning fine art festival. By being accepted into the program, visual art students have the privilege of displaying their work at the Charles W. Eisemann Center during the month of April and the rare and maybe first opportunity of selling their work, alongside Cottonwood’s slate of professional and renowned artists. The knowledge they receive from this experience is invaluable and is a respectable introduction to a career in art. 

Now in its nineteenth year, the program is an innovative and resourceful opportunity that mentors students in the art world. Students are encouraged to express themselves artistically and learn the process of exhibiting. The uniqueness of Cottonwood Art Festival’s Emerging Artists program is that it is only available to senior high school art students. Interested students are required to develop an art concept, an artist statement and produce images of their work. Their work in total is submitted to their teacher for review and then sent in for jury to the Cottonwood Art Festival, taking place May7-8 at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, TX. 

Gallery Views


Photo by Tasmuna Omar

Upcoming Exhibits

Richardson Civic Arts Society 
56th Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale
April 27 - May 30, 2022

Essie Graham
"From a Different View"
June 2 - June 26, 2022

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Artists wanting to be considered for the exhibit can find details at the Eisemann Center website


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 2351 Performance Dr. • Richardson, TX 75082