Lamar Elementary first grade students worked very hard to create their own watercolor illustration to compete in the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo Art Contest. Students began the project with the help of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, which sent a chest full of cowboy items including a cowboy hat, rope, chaps, spurs and other great objects. There was also line dancing, and a story about artist Charlie Russell was shared to help teach the importance of cowboy culture in art.
While around sixty students created art that fulfilled the event’s requirements, Mrs. Goodson selected forty-five to enter into competition. Winners for the art contest will be notified by December 31 (either by email or telephone) based on the contact information provided on the release forms. The actual art entry placings will not be announced until the awards ceremony held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Stock Show.
Artwork may be sold at the auction and may not be returned to the artist. However, entries that advance to the auction will be professionally photographed and a single print of the entry will be provided to the artist for the student's portfolio. Mrs. Goodson will pick up all other artwork and return it to the students in February.
Awards range from first place winning $150 and Rosette, down to a Rosette for individual entries. For the classroom awards, there will be a Grand Champion who will receive a traveling trophy and $1,000 dollar scholarship for the school's art program. Lamar Elementary will be competing against schools all across North Texas, but we are sure we will have some winners and may even win Grand Champion for our classroom entry!
We will proudly display other artwork completed within the school to share with everyone at Lamar. Thank you to the Mineral Wells Art Association for donating their time and materials to assist in this exciting project.