KATY [February 8, 2019] – The artwork of 27 Katy Independent School District students has been recognized by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLS&R), with many of those creations now advancing to Grand Prix Judging and to auction. Best of Show, Gold Medal and Special Merit were among some of the prominent achievements of Katy ISD art students who have worked tirelessly to perfect their masterpieces.
“Our art students take great pride in selecting personal western heritage resources and turning them into works of art,” said Assistant Director of Fine Arts Mitzi Jones. “Rodeo art competition allows students to sharpen their skills, think critically and finalize newly developed ideas into a champion piece,” added Jones.
The HLS&R School Art Program provides students, Pre-K through 12th grade, the opportunity to compete in district shows, earn scholarships, travel to summer workshops and display artwork at the Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center for viewing between February 25 – March 17. The Grand Prix judging consists of all the 100+ school districts and private schools that participate in the annual competition. Grand Prix selects which pieces of art will be awarded the Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Class Champions recognitions. Those art pieces will then advance to the March 10 HLS&R Art Auction.