The Woodlands High School Art Trust


Art culture is readily apparent in The Woodlands, with more than 50 pieces of public art scattered throughout the community. The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival, held each spring, is one of the most popular and successful art shows in the country, according to ArtFair SourceBook.



But despite the public art and festival, The Woodlands lacks a true art museum. The Woodlands High School is working to change that.



Through The Woodlands High School Art Trust, 20 works of fine art are on display for all to see.



"To me, this is The Woodlands art museum," said trust board member Susan Cosculluela. "Because we're public, and we're free."



Through The Woodlands High School program, a student committee establishes relationships with Texas artists who submit their works for possible selection into the trust and eventually for display at the school. The committee then chooses 15 selections, which are put to a vote by TWHS students. The top three works are unveiled at the annual Palettes & Paintings event in January.



Now in its fifth year, Cosculluela said the students' selections have evolved over time.



"Most people go with something safe, like an abstract or a portrait [when selecting art]," she said. "But it's been interesting to see how each year the students pick something a little different."



Once the top selections are unveiled, the student committee purchases as many of the top five works as it can afford, which Cosculluela said typically is all five. She said the budget to purchase works is about $3,000, and is money that is raised each year through the school's homecoming dance.



The 20 works purchased so far are on display throughout the school.



"We try to place them so that students pass by some of them at some point during their day," Cosculluela said



2015 Palettes & Paintings



The Woodlands High School Art Trust's fifth annual event features the unveiling of this year's selections as well as an auction of painted wooden palettes.



Jan. 30, 7–8:30 p.m.



The Woodlands High School



6101 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands



Free and open to the public



The Woodlands High School Art Trust



6101 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands



713-398-7627, www.twhsat.org



MOST RECENT

The Woodlands Township meetings are held at the township building on Technology Forest Boulevard. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands Township plans Sept. 23 information session on incorporation

Here's what to expect at the information session about incorporation on Sept. 23 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

Council members Charlie Bradt (left) and Ted Fletcher (right) discuss asking the city's municipal development district for additional funding during a Sept. 22 meeting. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council discusses additional costs for Holly Hill Park construction

Inflation and the cost of materials has increased the estimated cost of the project by about $120,000.

Costa is next door to La Francesita Gourmet Bakery Cafe. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Locally-owned chicken restaurant Costa now open on Woodlands Parkway

The Costa menu features a whole chicken, half chicken, boneless chicken breast, chicken caesar salad and chicken sandwich.

Houston resident Marissa Hanson spoke on keeping tax rates low during the Harris County Commissioners Court public hearing on Sept. 21. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harris County Commissioners propose tax cuts at cost of Harris Health System funding

On average, Harris County homeowners may see lower tax rates in the next year, but it will come at the cost of $17 million in funding for the county’s hospital district, according to Harris County Administrator David Berry.

According to the company, the machines kill COVID-19 at a rate of 99.999%. Units are being used in MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe ISD approves $1.7M in spending for campus air protection systems

According to the company, the machines kill COVID-19 at a rate of 99.999%. Units are being used in MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center.

Cochran's Crossing includes amenities such as Cattail Park. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
Learn about our September featured neighborhood, The Village of Cochran's Crossing

Cochran's Crossing is home to several golf courses and facilities such as the Shadowbend YMCA and Bear Branch Sports Fields.

Among the amenities at Creekside Park The Grove is a central resort-style swimming pool with a cabana, wet bar and fireplace near the clubhouse. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
360-unit community Creekside Park The Grove celebrates grand opening

Creekside Park The Grove, the second multifamily development in the Village of Creekside Park, opened on Aug. 20.

(Courtesy Pressed Juicery)
Pressed Juicery announces October opening in Market Street

The new location is set to have a grand opening Oct. 1.

The Tomball ISD board of trustees approved a limited virtual learning option at its Sept. 21 meeting. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball ISD approves limited virtual learning option for 2021-22 academic year

The program is offered to students in kindergarten through grade six.

 Redistricting is one of the items on the Texas Legislature's third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

Redistricting is one of the items on the third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18.

The H-GAC also helps guide transportation activities through the Transportation Policy Council, according to the council's website (Courtesy Fotolia)
Houston-Galveston Area Council celebrates 55th anniversary

The Houston-Galveston Area Council will be celebrating its 55th anniversary this October.

The Woodlands area sees higher demand in retail, industrial markets than office in commercial real estate

Here is a look at various commercial real estate trends as of late August 2021 in The Woodlands area.