Rodeo Art finalists have artwork on display at the VISD Fine Arts Center through February

Students share their process, artwork entered into the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art competition

VICTORIA, Texas – Students who were named finalists from their campuses as part of the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art competition will have their artwork on display at the VISD Fine Arts Center through the month of February.

Although the Cohen sisters are in different grades they have art class together at Victoria West.

VISD Rodeo Art Show

VISD Rodeo Art Show will be on display through the end of February.

“Caroline’s been like my second teacher,” Kanella Cohen said.

“I definitely think it helps us just being sisters because I’m not afraid to give criticism without hurting her feelings, I think that can really help,” Caroline Cohen said.

Caroline says she’s glad to be part of a school district that takes the time to recognize students part of the fine arts.

“Some people like, arts, is their thing, it’s what they are really good at and having a supportive district kind of shows people that there is a place for them, and that they can show what they are really good at,” Caroline said.

And other students were also not only excited to be recognized for their efforts but they were also  excited to share how they got there.

“This was monochromatic all I did was use graphite pencils,” Kinsey Faltysek, 16, said.

“The medium was Prisma color, acrylic paint and gel pen,” said Raeanne Ramos, a Victoria East High School senior.

“I would say I used a lot of pastel for the first part of it and then I used started using layers and layers and layers of Prisma,” said Ying Liang, 15.

“Those leaves took me the longest time, those leaves killed me but I did it,” Amber Short said. “I used Prisma color pencils and I used a blue paper actually to see if that would do anything,”

“The medium was oil painting, it’s very blending and it blends very well and I just love it, I love oil paints,” said Kayla Roth, 18.

“I used pastels and pencil to make this cow,” Julia Hagan said.

Check back on our website as the students advance in the competition through the Spring. The VISD Fine Arts Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 1002 Sam Houston Drive.