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  • 2020 Winners Announced!

    The 2020 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in over 500 submissions! As always, it was very tough to judge, but below are this year’s winners. You can also follow our Instagram, where we’ll showcase even more awesome entries! Thank you all for participating, and we look forward to seeing your work next year! Note:…

  • COVID-19 Update

    First, thanks to everyone who participated in the 2020 Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest! We received over 500 submissions from talented Texas artists of all ages! Although the effects of COVID-19 have caused some changes and delays, we are currently in the process of judging. We still plan to have winners selected and announced…

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    2020 Public Gallery Dates

    COVID-19 Update: Due to the measures to keep our community safe and indoors amid the COVID-19 outbreak, all public galleries have been cancelled. We’re currently working on alternatives, and we will post updates on our website and will send updates to participants via email. Regardless, this year’s winners will still be featured in our online…

  • Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest launches Instagram featuring past submissions

    Featured artwork: “Unstable Thought” by JJDM, Hon. Mention, Adult Original Artwork (2019) The Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest launched an Instagram page (@MentalHealthArtTX) to showcase submissions from previous years and to encourage submissions for the current, ongoing contest. Each week, the Instagram will feature photos of art, photographs, and writing entries dating back to 2018.…

  • Mental Health Art Contest Reception Held in Austin

    Originally written by Kelli McDonald, Texas Health And Human Services Commission. Used with permission. HHS employees, contest winners and Executive Commissioner Dr. Courtney N. Phillips attended the 2019 Children’s and Adults’ Mental Health Awareness Art Contest reception to celebrate artwork inspired by this year’s theme, “Why Does Mental Health Matter to You?” The reception, held…

  • Contest Winners Get to the ‘Art’ of the Matter

    Originally written by Michael Wright, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Used with permission. For Mariam R., a pancake breakfast with her dad is a Sunday routine, and he does the cooking. But the high school junior doesn’t take it for granted anymore because she’s come to see that routine through the eyes of others,…

  • 2019 Winners Announced!

    The 2019 Texas Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest brought in a record number of entries—a total of 773! It was very tough to judge (matter of fact, we’re planning to start an Instagram page to show off more artwork), but below are this year’s winners. Thank you all for participating, and we look forward to seeing…

  • 2019 Public Gallery Dates

    See this year’s visual art winners on display at the locations listed below. Texas State Capitol: Mental Health Matters Public ExhibitApril 29–May 59:00am–8:00pm Texas State CapitolGround Floor Rotunda1100 Congress AveAustin, TX 78701 Map It WEST Studio Tour (AMR – Mental Health Matters)May 11–12 & May 18–1911:00am–6:00pm Manchaca Road Branch, Austin Public Library5500 Manchaca RdAustin, TX 78745Map It Mental Health…