Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Names Top Young Artists During 2022 School Art Program Awards Ceremony
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recognized talented young artists during the School Art Program Awards Ceremony today.
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.
2022 GRAND CHAMPION WORK OF ART
- Exhibitor: Gracin Nguyen
- School District: Pearland ISD
- Grade: 11
- Art: colored drawing, “In His Hands”
2022 RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION WORK OF ART
- Exhibitor: Mia Huckman
- School District: Lamar CISD
- Grade: 11
- Art: painting, “Partners in Time”
Thousands of students participated in the Rodeo’s 2022 School Art Program, from 95 public school districts and 54 private schools. Teachers sent more than 3,000 pieces of students’ artwork to the Rodeo for preliminary judging in January. The judges selected 739 pieces of artwork to advance to the next round of judging on Jan. 30, where 72 students were selected to participate in the School Art Auction, which will be held Sunday, March 13.
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 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 $550 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2022 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.