Student & Professional Artist Laureates

Catherine Cartwright – The Art League

This group of paintings is a direct outgrowth from my collection of observational drawings.[…]

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Kim DeGidio – Academy of Choice

In this design we will have many large, photographed hands. The hands will represent we have the power to many things and a hold of […]

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Bella Grant – Awty International School

My design promotes the “Open the Door” mission statement as it is based on the idea of a new experience, and the journey in which […]

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Ella Jakubowicz – Awty International School

My work is inspired by the Big Bang theme and can also be connected to the dream, it is a combination of many symbols from […]

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Rachel Chan – Westchester Academy for International Studies

My family is from China and we speak Chinese at home. I understand what it is like to come from a different country […]

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Eric Alexander – Westchester Academy for International Studies

I really appreciate architecture from around the world. I have been studying architecture in an off-campus […]

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Didi Garza, Jan Jbeili, and Ann McGinty – Glassel School of Art

With a team of 3 art­ists who each work with mixed media assemblag­es, our concept is based on the notion that

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Karla Morales – University of Houston Downtown

The idea of learning of what people have to offer has always fascinated me, to learn about different cultures, new places or even different phases […]

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Thong Pham – Vietnamese Cultural Center

The submitted piece is titled Sorrow. A woman with her kids stands at the threshold of a new life. Change involves sorrow. When things change, […]

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Camille Warmington – Glassel School of Arts

For me, making art is an active practice of observation, discovery, thought, emotion and expression. My work is informed by my life experiences,

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Yu Ru Huang – Citizenship Week

As I walk through the many doors in time and space, the views from the opposite side of the doors are often the echoes of […]

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Charlotte Burnod – Awty International School

Texas and France are both diverse and rich places, sharing similarities as well as differences with each other. What better than Houston, the fourth largest […]

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Stephanie Topin – The Art League

I’m interested in the Open Door project because I believe art should live outside of the exclusive walls of an art gallery. It does no […]

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Sophie Eichner – Rice University

Our backgrounds shape the way we live and act. They provide a foundation of cultural experience that defines how we understand and relate to the […]

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Emily McKintrick, Felipe Sanchez, Mitchel Barry – Westchester Academy for International Studies

We feel that our entry makes us think of “The Big Bang” with Texas and […]

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Bereniz Martinez – University of Houston Downtown

“LOVEBIRDS” is an inspired art piece that I learned from my passed that says “You could find love even in the darkest of days.” Or […]

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Quentin Pace and Michael Martin – University of Houston Downtown

What caused me to become interested in participating in the Open The Door Project is the premise of giving […]

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Jeffrey Wang – Westchester Academy for International Studies

The reason I have chosen to do my door design with this unique and different idea is because I want to show people […]

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Linh Tran Do – Rice University

In « Culture Exchange », people from all over the world meet and interact on crisscrossing roads and multiple paths as they travel on The Journey. Just […]

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Kelly Alison – The Art League

THE WILD WILD WEST in PARIS.  ONE WOMAN’S STORY “The first crowd of 20,000 « sat like icebergs » Annie Oakley noted in one of her letters back […]

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Leonardo Aguilar – Westchester Academy for International Studies

My door […] represents the cultures of the world, and it allows us to back in time, so that we can understand […]

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Nicky Davis – The Art League

    Over the past few years I have been making more and more public art and love the idea of creating something in the […]

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Charles Washington – Shape Community Center

Houston is the historical home of many phenomenal musicians who blazed a trail, throughout the world, for others to follow in the musical genres of […]

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Mark Cervenka & Jose Gonzales – University of Houston Downtown

The project deals with idea of a « door » both literally and metaphorically. Two figures are present, one of the foreground and one in the background. […]

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Joe Kagle – LSC-Kingwood

Over my international career as an artist and professor (over 47 years), I have lived my creative and my teaching career with mantras that I […]

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Nicola Mosley, Sue Reeves, Joelle Verstraeten – Glassell School of Art

We are a group of three expatriates who found each other at the Glassell school of Art. As expatriates we have all […]

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Anne Maizia – Glassell School of Art

« Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of a collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable […]

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Sylvie Delusseau – Glassell School of Art

Open the door! Come in my house, relocate in my neighborhood, you will find a home; you will make friends from your old country and […]

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Shaun Wegschied – Westchester Academy for International Studies

Culture is created through the beliefs and works by the inhabitants of the region in response to their surroundings, both man-made and natural. The work […]

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Saida Fagala – Houston Sister Cities

It was Buddha’s quote that inspired me to create art and this drawing in particular: “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who […]

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Jin Young Oh – Glassel School of Arts

My work is inspired by the 4th location, ‘The Wall’. I am a Korean immigrant who Settled in Houston, Texas. I got to know this […]

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Jean Buchler – Westchester Academy for International Studies

When we decorate doors like this competition, the act has meaning for us internationally.   Really, the creation helps explore new thingsand learn about other peoples’ […]

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