Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Names Top Young Artists During 2021 School Art Program Awards Ceremony
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recognized talented young artists during the School Art Program Awards Ceremony, Sunday, April 11.
Among the honorees were the Class Champions and Reserve Class Champions in the following categories: Colored Drawing, Mixed Medium, Monochromatic, Painting, 3D, Elementary and Junior High.
2021 GRAND CHAMPION WORK OF ART
- Exhibitor: Jaydan Kisinger
- School District: Fort Bend ISD
- Art: Through the Years
- Class: Painting
- Grade: 12
2021 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION WORK OF ART
- Exhibitor: Justin Amomoy
- School District: Stafford MSD
- Art: United Ambition
- Class: Mixed Medium
- Grade: 10
Thousands of students participated in the Rodeo’s 2021 School Art Program, from 95 public school districts and 38 private schools. Teachers sent 3,244 pieces of artwork to NRG Center for preliminary judging in January. The judges selected 712 pieces of artwork to advance to the next round of judging on Feb. 13, where 72 students were selected to participate in the School Art Auction, which will be held May 16.
Earlier this month, the Rodeo called for entries for its first-ever School Art Graphic Design Contest, encouraging students to submit their designs for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo-themed poster promoting the 2022 School Art Contest to eligible students. Submissions will be judged by the Rodeo’s School Art Committee, who will select the top 10 finalists. Finalists will be posted to the Rodeo’s social media pages for public judging May 3 – 7, and winners will be notified by May 15.
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 nearly 10 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 and education. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.