The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

Robert Ellis Patterson
Student Art Award

LHUCA is proud to bring you the
4th annual Robert Ellis Patterson Art Award.

A $300 cash award will be awarded to one high school senior.

Robert began his passion for the arts, both visual and performing, during his school years in Lubbock. Later, as a gallery owner and curator, he encouraged and promoted young and emerging artists. In memory of Robert Ellis Patterson, his friends and family have created this award to celebrate his life, love of the arts, and passion for helping young artists.

Open call: To all area ISD seniors working in the visual arts: painting, drawing, printmaking, video, collage, mixed media, photography, clay, jewelry, installations, digital prints and textiles.

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior
All interested students will present a portfolio of 10 original pieces of their artwork to a selection committee.

Entry deadline: April 25, 2019

Portfolio review: April 27, 2019
LHUCA, 511 Ave K, Lubbock, Texas
Students will be assigned a 15-minute time slot for their portfolio review.
Students will be expected to present and discuss their artwork.

Selection Committee:
Linda Cullum, LHUCA Curator
Christian Conrad, PhD in Critical Theory and Artistic Practice
Shannon Cannings, Artist, Instuctor TTU School of Art


Notification date: April 29, 2019
The winner will be notified by email

Award Ceremony: May 3, 2019 at 5 pm
LHUCA, 511 Ave K
A special presentation will be held at LHUCA for the winner of the 4th annual Robert Ellis Patterson Student Art Award.

LHUCA will host an exhibition for all participating students in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse Gallery May 3 during the First Friday Art Trail  (6-9pm)

To enter
Email the following  information to
[email protected]
Phone #:
Art Teacher:

Questions or comments contact:
Linda Cullum
[email protected]
806 762-8606