On Thursday, January 7th more than 600 people came out to The Center to view 255 pieces of artwork created by Brazosport ISD students. This is the second year that BISD and The Brazosport Art League have teamed up on the district art show.
Preparation for the show started in August with teachers attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Art Contest meeting. In November and December art students from across the district worked diligently with their teachers to create work that fit the HLSR criteria. HLSR sets the number of entries a district can have so teachers had to choose the best from over 1,000 pieces to be displayed in our district show.
Days before the event, BISD art teachers and Art League members worked to prepare the space and hang the show pieces. It was a monumental task as it was imperative that each student’s work be shown in the best light. The Center staff also aided with lighting and other assistance as needed.
In the past, the district art show was held at the Brazos Mall, but as the mall has made improvements and more tenants have filled vacant spaces, they no longer have space available.
On Friday, January 8, the judging team from HLSR came down to judge our show. The following student works were taken to compete at the next level and will be on display at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in March.
The High School winners will be judged again in Houston and the winning pieces will go on to the HLSR Art Scholarship auction. Each year 15 graduating students receive $18,000 to go to any Texas college or university they choose.
HLS&R Art Contest 2016