Feeding Creativity Art Competition


Calling all young artists (K-12) with bright imaginations! The Central Texas Food Bank's Feeding Creativity Art Competition is searching for fresh perspectives and growing creativity to inspire hope for a brighter future through art. This year's theme is "Nourishing Communities".

Join us on this artistic adventure where your unique vision can blossom alongside healthy communities. Your artwork carries the power to spark action and make a difference.

We are accepting art submissions through Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Ready to unleash your inner artist and sprout something extraordinary?  Click here to register for the competition or submit your artdownload the toolkit, and let your creativity bloom!

We are currently seeking sponsorships for this event! Please click here to learn more. Questions? Contact our team at artcomp@centraltexasfoodbank.org.

Artwork will be displayed at the Food Bank's Gallery Night on Monday, May 20, 2024. Tickets for the Gallery Night event are on sale now. Get yours today!

2024 Judges

Celina Zisman

Celina Zisman - Event Chair and Lead Judge

Celina Zisman (they/she) is a small business strategist supporting makers, musicians and creative solopreneurs in Austin's arts ecosystem. Active in the Austin arts community since 2008, Celina has experience working in non-profit and for-profit galleries, as well as a nationally recognized craft academy. Celina is the current chair of the City of Austin Arts Commission.

Haylie Duff

Haylie Duff

Haylie Duff is an actress, director, writer, chef and host. She received her first major role in a feature film in Napoleon Dynamite, and numerous other selected television appearances. Haylie started a food blog called The Real Girls Kitchen which led to a best-selling cookbook and a TV series on The Cooking Channel. You can now find Haylie behind the camera, directing numerous movies for Lifetime and Tubi. Haylie happily lives in her home state of Texas, with her husband and daughters.

J Muzacz

J Muzacz

An innovative public artist, J Muzacz brings extensive experience and adaptability to every project. He fosters positive relationships through compassionate communication and possesses a wide range of expertise across artistic processes and styles.

José Velásquez

Council Member José Velásquez

Austin City Council Member (District 3) José Miguel Anwar Velásquez, a community activist, thought leader and proud son of Austin, was raised in East Austin by a hardworking, tenacious single mother who instilled in him a lifelong commitment to service and advocacy for his community.

Lucy Gross

Lucy Gross

Lucy Gross is a practicing social worker with over a decade of experience supporting adults with disabilities. In addition to her work at SAGE, she brings her expertise to The University of Texas' inclusion program for adults with disabilities.

Gissela SantaCruz-Parra

Gissela SantaCruz-Parra

Gissela SantaCruz-Parra, a community-centric communications professional, uses her expertise to amplify impactful stories. Currently, she is the Senior Director of Community Impact at Austin FC, previously leading community engagement efforts at Precourt Sports Ventures.

Event Proudly Sponsored By

Presenting Sponsor: Ooni

Supporter Sponsors: AssetMark, Pennybacker Capital

Gallery Night Hosts: The Gammache Family, James Hight, Marsh McLennan, No Hunger Inc. and Juiceland

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