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Katy, TX (March 22, 2016) Three Katy ISD student artists recently earned top honors in the 2016 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo School Art Competition. Taylor High School’s Allyson Bishop was selected as the Class Champion for all 3D artworks. Cinco Ranch High School’s Ashley Coleman won the Reserve Class Champion award for all mixed media art pieces. Tompkins High School’s Lucy Chen won the Reserve Grand Champion award for all high school art and broke the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo record for highest auction amount, $220,000. As a whole, Katy ISD student art brought in $468,000 in this year’s art auction. Additional Katy ISD students were selected for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Award finals.

Congratulations to the following:

Western Art Academy:
Allyson Bishop, Taylor HS
Erica Smolik, Katy HS
(Intensive four-week workshop held in Kerville, Texas under the direction of Schreiner University focusing on oil painting/drawing and activities including field trips to local art studios)

Glassell Junior School of Art Workshop Winners:
Carys Burnette, Cimarron Elementary
Bernadette Hanselman, Taylor HS
Claire Bai, Tompkins HS
(120 positions are awarded to students K-12 grade selected for one session in the summer or fall in the medium they wish to study.)



Lucy Chen, Reserve Class Champion

Allyson Bishop, 3D Class Champion

Ashley Coleman, Mixed Media Reserve Class Champion

Iris Lee, Taylor HS

Megna Arya, Tompkins HS

Allyson Su, Seven Lakes HS

Ben Graham, Tompkins HS

Rachel Bai, Tompkins HS

Christine Jeong, Tompkins HS

Renee Josse de Lisle, Tompkins HS

Amy Yang, Seven Lakes HS


Premium 3D Winners (these winners also received a $2,500 instant premium):

Joel Contreras, Cinco Ranch HS

Fatemeh Elbrahimi, Taylor HS

Flora Hu, Seven Lakes HS

Lauren Santamaria, Mayde Creek HS

Courtesy of the District
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