Texas State Legislature on Thursday will announce its appointment to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist.
The 2015 appointees include Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla of San Antonio, Texas State Musician Jimmie Vaughan of Austin, Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist Vincent Valdez of San Antonio and Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist Margo Sawyer of Elgin.
The 2016 appointees include Texas Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero of San Antonio, Texas State Musician Joe Ely of Austin, Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist Dornith Doherty of Southlake, and Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist Dario Robleto of Houston.
Any Texas resident is able to nominate an artist in any of the four categories and self-nominations are encouraged. The Texas Commission of the Arts reviewed all nominations and determined a list of finalists.