All College of the Mainland students may submit art for the 2016 Student Art Exhibition, which will be displayed Nov. 3-30 in the COM Art Gallery.

Any student enrolled in any COM class in 2016 may submit 2-D or 3-D art. Students may submit up to five pieces to the COM Art Gallery between Oct. 24-28 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The juried art show celebrates the excellence in creativity among the College of the Mainland students,” said COM Art Gallery Director Mayuko Ono Gray.

Alexander Squier will jury the exhibit. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the Tuffs University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and has exhibited and participated in residencies in the U.S. and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Squier currently works at Houston Community College-Central Art Gallery as exhibitions coordinator.

Applications and labels for entries are available at COM Art Gallery or at

Committed to making contemporary artwork accessible, the COM Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Exhibits are created and coordinated with speakers and other events to promote the area's richly diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Professional artists shown at the gallery have been accredited and recognized by the art community. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has included the College of the Mainland Art Gallery in their list of recommended venues for the presentation of fine art.

The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building and open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

For more information, please contact 409-933-8354 or 409-933-8348 or visit