March is National Youth Art Month and one DVHS student is showcasing her talent to an audience across the state. Del Valle High School senior Daniela Macias Castillo was selected for this year’s exhibition sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association.

Any Pre-K through 12th-grade student in the state is eligible to submit artwork for consideration in the display. Daniela’s painting depicting a heart with flowers was one of about 100 pieces selected for the show out of more than 1000 entries.

She is described as a gifted artist who has been involved in the visual arts all throughout her time in DVISD, culminating in the AP Art + Design course and portfolio. “Daniela has the talent and maturity of an artist well beyond her 18 years. She creates thoughtful and technically amazing paintings, often drawing on her cultural heritage as a young Mexican-American woman for inspiration,” said Beranger LeFranc, AP Art Teacher and Secondary Visual Art Liaison.

A virtual walkthrough of the exhibition at the Bullock State History Museum is available at

Artwork from student showing red heart with green and orange flowers Student in orange Texas shirt at the UT Tower Building