4/9/20—Nancy Hoover, the art teacher at The Girls’ School of Austin, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 People’s Choice Art Award, City of Austin, for her painting/mixed media on canvas, titled “Giving Directions”.
Hoover’s work was chosen from the 140 pieces, selected from over 1,200 submissions, that were on display in Austin City Hall’s People’s Gallery last year. Visitors to the gallery voted on their favorite artwork throughout the year and Ms. Hoover’s piece received the most votes, making her the overall winner of the People’s Choice Award. Her art has been purchased by the City of Austin and will hang in the permanent collection at City Hall.
Hoover designed and has guided the art program at The Girls’ School of Austin since its founding in 2002. She is known for bringing out the artist in every student and believes art should be out in the world, not confined to the refrigerator door. This is why every student from kindergarten through 8th grade takes art as a core part of the school’s curriculum.