Monday, January 11, 2016


You won't have to ask why Ft. Worth is also referred to as "Cow Town" if you are around here from Jan15 to Feb 6th. That is right folks... it's time to RODEO!
There are so many facets of our rodeo, from the stock show to the rodeo it's self, but a favorite event is  always the children's art contest. School children  ages 5-18years, from all across Texas submit their art to be judged. That's right folks the above was done by a child. I believe these are all the high school  age kids. You are looking at the Grand Champion, an honor which comes with some  scholarship money. Done in acrylics it is titled  "Heels and Jewels" by 16 year old Daniela Cortes from Granbury, Texas.

Reserve champion goes to seventeen year old Sohara Zatar from Ft. Worth for "The Gathering", done in black and white pencils.
First Place  High School  2D Division goes to Kasey Rives for "Bermuda Pastures"
 Second Place High School 2D Division to Emily Smith for "Barred Plymouth Rock"
 Third Place, High School 2D Division, Halle Cooley for "Hearty Texas Brahman"
and last but not least Fourth Place goes to April Heaney for "Two Pigs in a Blanket"

Additional money for education will be earned when all of the entries are auctioned off.

Great Job Kiddos!


  1. Gosh! Incredibility talented young people Janey, fantastic artworks here.

  2. These are all outstanding pieces of art done by very talented young people. This is what I miss about teaching. . . being associated with adolescents who are bright and creative in so many ways! The boots stole my heart but all of them deserve well-earned praise and admiration.

  3. These are high standard artpieces, incredable they are made by children!

  4. The artistic talent from such youngsters is wonderful to see

  5. Dearest Janey,
    What a brilliant idea is this and such a great motivation for young teenagers that are VERY talented!
    Thanks for sharing this.