Ten RISD high school artists have been selected for the Cottonwood Art Festival’s 2024 Emerging Artists program. The program is an innovative and resourceful tool that mentors students in the art world. Students are encouraged to express themselves artistically and learn the process of exhibiting.    

The 2024 Emerging Artists are as follows:  

Berkner High School 
Ricardo Flores 

J. J. Pearce High School
Kate Dawson 
Luisa Lara 
Olivia Ober 
Elia Villasenor 
Lake Highlands High School 
Sophia Hufstedler 
Max Young 
Richardson High School 
Rachel Cadena 
Erin Glasscock 
Ayianna Wooten 

Sponsored by Neighborhood Credit Union, the artists’ work will be on display at the Eisemann Center from April 1-30 and will be exhibited at the spring Cottonwood Art Festival, where art lovers have the opportunity to purchase the works. One student artist will receive the program’s People’s Choice Award (vote online here).   

The Cottonwood Art Festival will take place May 6-7 at Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Belt Line Rd.    

Website: http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/