Fort Bend Christian Academy Celebrates Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition Finalists

Zoe Zamora
The 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition has always been an event that students look forward to here at FBCA. This year, we had some awesome results! Read more from our Upper School, Middle School, and Lower School art teachers here:
Upper School

January 20 was the judging for the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo High School 2D & 3D Art Competition.

Jason Nguyen won “Best In Show” in the 3D category. Alexa Gerke won “Best In Show,” and Nicole Pfister won a Gold Medal in the 2D category. These art pieces will be on display throughout the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. They will be displayed in the Hayloft Gallery, on the first floor of the NRG Center, in the lobby’s west end (main hallway). These Best of Show & Gold Medal winners have advanced to the Grand Prix Judging to compete for the 2D & 3D Class Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. The 2D & 3D Class Grand Champion, Reserve Class Champion, and Premium Winner artwork become the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo property. The final results for our artist will be revealed at the awards ceremony in May! Seventy-two pieces of artwork will be selected for auction, and these students are eligible for a cash premium.

Congratulations to these students, and we are so proud of each of them for the exceptional work they have accomplished to start the new year! Proud to be an Eagle! Proud to see our students experiencing Christ in their gifts!

- Ryan Baptiste & Robert Sanders

Middle School

Middle School students competed in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition on January 19. Eighth-grade student Lena Kwan received “Best of Show” for her colored pencil drawing of a horse titled “Photogenic.” Eighth-grader Sophia Somariba received a Gold Medal for her pen and ink drawing titled “Countryside Living.” Both pieces will advance to compete for the title of Junior High-Class Champion and Reserve Class Champion. Their artwork will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery in NRG Center during the rodeo in May.

The following middle school students received the honor of finalists in the competition:

Brandt Probst (5th) (not pictured) for her work “Sweet Cow.” Emma Gisele Ali (6th) for “Living the Good Life.” Addison Civalero (7th) (not pictured) for “Phantom Butterfly.” Kelcy Nguyen (7th) for“Prayer for Safety.” Eli Campbell (8th), for “No Bull.” Mary Ann Dang (8th) for “Growing Up with My Best Friend.” Lily Goodman (8th) for “Winter Born.” Addison Moddelmog (8th) for “Country Swift.” Charlie Vaughn (8th) for “Hitching a Ride.”

The rodeo artwork will be on display upstairs in the middle school display case. Congratulations to these students!

- Pam Bell

Lower School

Nine pieces of lower school student artwork were taken to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition for judging on January 19. The students competed with hundreds of students from private schools around the Houston area and represented FBCA well at the competition.

Third-grader, Lynley Pipes, was selected with the top honor of a Gold Medal for her pastel piece of two chicks titled “Springing to Life.” Her work will advance to compete for Elementary Class Champion and Reserve Class Champion. Lynley’s artwork will be on display at the Hayloft Gallery in NRG Center and will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of people during the rodeo in May.

Lilly McKellop, Avery Owens, Audrey McLarty, Aden Angapen, Kinley Rozell, Brooks Booher, Bryce Lee, and Brooks Forastiere all received the honor of finalists for the competition.

Congratulations to all of these students for a job well done! The rodeo artwork will be on display in the main lower school hallway until February 5.

- Laura Selby
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