Livestock, rodeo art show at VISD Fine Arts Center

Carolina Astrain By Carolina Astrain

Jan. 7, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 6, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.

More than 500 pieces of artwork will make up the annual Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Show on Saturday.

The work is by Victoria school district students.

The contest, conducted through the livestock show's School Art Program, includes entries from 145 different school districts across the state.

Students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible for entry.

The program began in 1965.

Candace Coyle, the Victoria school district's visual arts facilitator, said the competition is an opportunity for students to improve upon their work.

"Healthy competition makes us more goal oriented," Coyle said.

The art teacher said she would like to see more community members at the public viewing Saturday afternoon.

Every contest entry made through the Victoria school district will be on display, Coyle said.

The week before entries were due, Coyle and her students stayed at the school as late as 10 p.m. to complete their pieces.

According to contest rules, students are not permitted to work on their entries from home.

The morning of the show, judges from the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show art contest will select top-placing pieces and take them to Houston for additional competitions.

"These are your kids, your students," Coyle said. "Everybody should come to the show."



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