Congratulations to the 25 FBCA Students across all Divisions, whose artwork was selected or recognized by the Houston Livestock & Rodeo in their annual ‘School Art Program’ competition!
Upper School 2D & 3D Art Competition Winners
Alexa Gerke ‘23 (2D) - “Best In Show”
Joana Liu ‘24 (2D) - Gold Medal
Helina Zhang ‘25 (2D) - Teal Award of Excellence Finalist Ribbon
Sara Sanchez ‘24 (2D) - Teal Award of Excellence Finalist Ribbon
Brooke Thompson ‘24 (3D) - Teal Award of Excellence Finalist Ribbon
These finalists will be awarded the opportunity to apply for Western Art Academy (students to receive 3 college hours of credit from Schreiner University), and Glassell Junior School of Art due to their outstanding achievement in the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. *We are not able to share photos of Alexa G. and Joana L.'s artwork until the conclusion of the judging.
Additional Upper School Winners
Nina Melichar ‘26 - White Awards of Excellence Ribbon
Kelcy Nguyen ‘26 - White Awards of Excellence Ribbon
Select art pieces will be on display throughout the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It will be located in the Hayloft Gallery, on the first floor of the NRG Center at the west end of the lobby (main hallway).
The 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 property of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Middle School Art Competition Winners
Courtney Kubala - “Bacon” - Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
Christie Hui - “Cowboy Mouse Riding a Tabby Cat” - Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
Bryce Lee - “Pig Behind the Fence” - Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
Holden Propst - “ Cowboy Squirrel” - Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
Campbell Garvin - “Cowboy Companion & Herding Helper - Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
Olutola Odanlumen - “Mr. Cactus” - Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
Brooklyn Wilson - “Horse and Barn” Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
Blake Hebert - “The Chick” Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
The above rodeo artwork will be on display upstairs in the middle school display case.
Lower School Art Competition Winners
The following students received first place Blue Ribbons:
Karis Williams (Kindergarten) - “Lasso Lady”
Reagan Motal (1st) - “Cows of Texas”,
Astrid Ruiz (1st) - “My Fun Farm”
Ella Franco (2nd) - “Texas Prairie”
Hazel Taylor (3rd) - “Wild West”
Tinsley Huynh (5th) - “Galloping to Greatness”
Abigail G. Chen (5th) - “Stampeding to Victory”,
Masha LaFleur (5th) - “Runaway Rodeo Bull”
Kylie McGivern (5th) - “Practice Makes Perfect”
The following students received a second place Red Ribbon:
Rebekah Jaycob (3rd) - “Western Scene”
Their rodeo artwork will be on display during the week of Rodeo Day, February 24.
"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, and we are proud to see our students experiencing Christ in their gifts!," Fine Arts Director, Robert Sanders said.
Good luck to our students who are advancing in the competition!