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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.