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Winners of the 2019 Student Exhibition Announced

The winners of the 2019 Student Exhibition at O’Kane gallery were announced May 1.

More than 100 works of art were displayed including watercolor, graphic design, drawing, costume design and more.

First place: Margoth Ayala for her painting.

Second place: Chelsea Markcray for her graphic novel, "Black Tears".

Third place: Paola Palacios for her painting.

Technical Merit: Margoth Ayala for her painting

Creative Merit (Tie): Kristina Dang for her watercolor and Constanza Sanmiguel for her painting.

The juried exhibit was judged by Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak, an instructor at the Glassell School of Art at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts since 2008.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.