Fine Arts

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Fine Arts Department Staff

 Jim Egger
Director of Fine Arts
(956) 618-6085
   Lisa Saenz-Saldivar
Lead Visual Arts Coach
(956) 632-2920
 Victoria Villarreal
Fine Arts Secretary
(956) 618-6085
   Jessica Riojas
Fine Arts Clerk

McAllen ISD Visual Arts Shine at the

Inaugural Rio Grande Valley Visual Arts Contest


On Saturday, January 25th, the first-ever Rio Grande Valley Visual Arts Contest was held at Mission Veterans Memorial HS.  Students were given three hours to complete a new work of art based on a still life and a prompt.  The prompt this year was “Evolved”.  The districts that competed were McAllen ISD, Edinburg CISD, PSJA ISD, Mission CISD, La Joya ISD, Valley View ISD and Weslaco ISD.  Each district had their own local contest to qualify up to 5 middle school and 5 high school students to the regional.


After three hours, all of the art work was judged, and the top 6 students in each category were recognized.  McAllen ISD did OUTSTANDING!!!  McAllen ISD students were awarded 5 of the 12 available places and including FIRST PLACE in both Middle School and High School.  McAllen ISD students that competed are:

  • Middle School
    • Asya Hinojosa, Cathey MS - FIRST PLACE
    • Catherine Garza, Morris MS - THIRD PLACE
    • Kaitlyn Razo, Fossum MS - FIFTH PLACE
    • Veronica Manzo, Cathey MS
    • Ava Rodriguez, Cathey MS
  • High School
    • Evelyn Noriega, Memorial HS - FIRST PLACE
    • Gaby Markle, Lamar Acadeny - SECOND PLACE
    • Chloe Lopez, Memorial HS
    • Ella Wingate, Lamar Academy
    • Janine Lopez, McAllen HS (First Place at MISD contest)


Congratulations to all of these very talented MISD Art Students and their hard-working teachers!  We are extremely proud of our Visual Arts Program in McAllen ISD that is second to none!

Please contact us at
Department of Fine Arts 
2112 N. Main St.
Crockett Building G20
McAllen, Texas . 78501
MISD Fine Arts Teaching Staff