Rodeo Art Show Results
150 students from Tarkington ISD submitted artwork to be judged by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo judges’ panel. We would like to thank all participants for their hard work and a huge thanks to the community for the great show of support.
Third place ribbons were awarded to Eric Dorn, Hailey Kopesky, Alexis Ehrlich, Rachel Brandt, Camryn Hahn, Drew Manners, Brenden Bruce, Marcy Lang, and Laci Page.
Students receiving second place ribbons include: Anne Crane, Mackenzie Tyler, Shauna Harrell, Dakota Roberts, Miranda Godkin, Summer Nixdorf, Emily Baum, Jordan Henderson, Corbin Miller, Dakohta Desselle, Brooklyn Lee, Megan Trahan, Brooke O’Quinn, Zelma Garcia, Katy Fox, Jaycie Allen, Sean Howard, Christian Howard, Caleb Turner, and Cole McLawchlin.
First place ribbons were awarded to: Garrett Coleman, Heather Hannah, Marisol Bautista, Amy Broussard, Coral Martinez, Tabitha Sharp, Kaia Blackmon, Lori Hagler, Brennen Pott, Makala Bailey, Samantha Hightower, Madison Willis, and Darrell Coleman.
Finalist ribbons were awarded to: Idali Navarro, Paige Erigan, and Jacey Hoppes.
The judges selected five pieces from the high school to be taken to NRG Stadium where they will compete against the top pieces from all over the Houston area and surrounding counties. These works of art will be placed on display in the Hayloft Gallery during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Congratulations to THS’s top winners:
- to Lydia Brister and Noah Keel for receiving Special Merit recognition
- to Haley Axton and Serenity Williams for receiving Gold Medal status
- and the top spot, Best in Show, goes to Torrie Smith for her cow painting titled “Laughing Stock”.
This year we also had two 3D entries: one by Torrie Smith who picked up a second place ribbon and Lydia Brister, picking up a first place ribbon. Lydia has also been selected to compete in the Quick Draw Competition through Rodeo Houston on February 25th at NRG Center.
These students will attend the Rodeo Art Awards Presentation on March 11 where they will be recognized for their outstanding artwork.
In addition, these students have a chance to win a scholarship to attend the Glassell School of Art and the Western Art Academy, as well as possibly having their artwork selected for auction. These results will be announced at the awards presentation.
Please congratulate these students for all their hard work.