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Originally delivered on 2/26/2024 2:01 pm

SUBJECT: Visual Arts Guild News - February 26, 2023

Visual Arts Guild

February 26, 2024

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Good afternoon Visual Arts parents, students and supporters! A few updates, reminders and announcements for the week of February 26. 

The PTSA Summer Scholarships program opens March 1. Eligible students can receive a $500 scholarship toward an academic or conservatory program. Check the PTSA website on March 1 for eligibility requirements, dates and other details or email

Friday, March 1 is the deadline to submit art for Young American TalentBTW students can use the code DISD2024 to waive the fee for up to three submissions.

There is a free Art Walk from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. The event is hosted by the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD). Get details on the CADD website.

The BTW Spring Dance is Saturday, March 2 from 7-10 p.m. in the MAT at BTW. Students can buy $25 tickets through February 28. Guest tickets will be available February 26-28. Volunteers are needed to decorate and chaperone. Students are encouraged to submit song suggestions. Get the details on the PTSA website.

The Class Councils are hosting an Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 5. BTW is a polling place so the PTSA is looking for baked good donations and volunteers throughout the day. Sign up to donate items or man the donation table.

Senior Show #3 runs March 1-28 and the opening reception is Thursday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. The final senior show runs April 2-26 and the opening reception is Thursday, April 18 from 5-7 p.m. See the online signup to volunteer or donate refreshments for the remaining receptions.

The March PTSA and Visual Arts Guild meeting has been moved to Tuesday, March 19. The PTSA will meet at 6 p.m. and the guild will meet after. Location TBA.

SENIORS: The Visual Arts Senior Dinner will be Tuesday, May 21 in the Hudson Gallery.

SENIORSThe Senior Activities Committee is collecting design submissions for a Pegasus logo that will be featured on the Class of 2024 Baccalaureate program. Submit your design by March 31. (Seniors only please.)

Congratulations to BTW's Mock Trial team for advancing to the state-level competition. And special congrats to Visual Arts student Lola Saldana, who placed first in the courtroom artist competition.

Read the 2/26 PTSA newsletter for more school-wide information.

The Visual Arts Guild is co-hosting a cross-conservatory social with the Music Guild THIS WEDNESDAY, February 28 before the Spring Classics concert. This is a great opportunity to meet some parents in the Music Conservatory and attend the Spring Classics concert in the MAT. Stop by the Playwright Pub in One Arts Plaza anytime from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We'll provide light bites and there will be a cash bar. You can purchase $5 or $10 tickets to Spring Classics online. The first five Visual Arts Guild members who email will receive two complimentary tickets that you can pick up at the social.

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