Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Names Top Young Artists During School Art Program Awards Ceremony
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recognized talented young artists from across Texas during the School Art Program Awards Ceremony, Sunday, Feb. 16.
Among the honorees were the Class Champions and Reserve Class Champions in the following categories: Colored Drawing, Mixed Medium, Monochromatic Drawing, Painting, 3D, Elementary and Junior High.
2020 GRAND CHAMPION WORK OF ART
- Exhibitor: Anthony Vega
- School District: Pasadena ISD
- Art: Colored drawing, “Morning Pep Talk”
2020 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION WORK OF ART
- Exhibitor: Amaris Shi
- School District: Fort Bend ISD
- Art: Colored drawing, “Roped In”
This year, about 200,000 students participated in the Rodeo’s School Art Program, from 101 public school districts and 53 private schools. Teachers sent 3,417 pieces of artwork to NRG Center for preliminary judging. The judges selected 852 pieces of artwork to advance to the next round of judging, where 72 students were selected to participate in the School Art Auction on March 15.
Winning artwork will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery, located in the lobby of NRG Center throughout the duration of the 2020 Rodeo.
The Rodeo’s School Art Program promotes an awareness of agriculture, Western heritage and Rodeo activities through artistic competitions for students. The School Art Program has recorded 9.8 million entries since 1965.
Learn more about the School Art Program and see the winning artwork at rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/School-Art-Program.
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. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news. The 2020 Rodeo is scheduled for March 3 – 22.