Friendswood High School student artist Emily Rives won first Place and a cash prize in the category of Painting at the Texas City Arts Festival on April 12. Her painting is called Reaching for Heaven. She won Best in Show for FISD and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the last two years. She also won first place in the Galveston Brushes by the Beach Plein Air Contest on Nov 9.
She will be attending Ringling College of Art and Design to further her Art career.