Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ School Art Auction Buyers Support Texas Youth at 2021 Auction
Auction buyers placed bids for their favorite pieces of art at the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Auction, held today, Sunday, May 16 as a private event at NRG Center.
Jaydan Kisinger, from Fort Bend ISD, sold her painting, “Through the Years,” for $155,000 to Ashton and Dallas Garrison, Randa and Ray Gilliam, Mary and Ken Hucherson, and Julie and Alan Kent. The senior’s painting was named the 2021 School Art Grand Champion in April.
“It’s unbelievable, to support the youth of Texas this way, but it’s really about her going to college, to any type of school she prefers, that’s what this Rodeo is about,” said Alan Kent.
The Reserve Grand Champion artwork, “United Ambition,” was created by sophomore Justin Amomoy, from Stafford MSD. The mixed medium piece was sold for $120,000 to Cheryl and Gary Deitcher, The 3 Amigas, and Sheri and Rob Walker.
“We all feel that to be able to help them further their education and grow within their passions, is pretty remarkable,” said Kelly J. Larkin, M.D., of The 3 Amigas. “We’re just proud to be here.”
3,244 pieces of artwork were submitted for the 2021 School Art Contest, representing 95 public school districts and 38 private schools. Judges selected 712 pieces of artwork to advance to the next round of judging, and 72 students were selected for this year’s School Art Auction. See more artwork from the 2021 School Art Contest by visiting here.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $500 million to the youth of Texas and education. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.