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Johnson competes in stock show & rodeo art contest

Western Art ContestNoelle shows off her beautiful work of art that she entered into the contest.

On December 7, judging was held for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Western Art Contest. The contest is open to all high school art students in Texas. Noelle Mercado, a senior at Johnson High School, had her piece, "Rodeo Royalty" awarded a first place blue ribbon and was selected as a Top 50 out of 450 submissions.

Mercado's piece will be on display at the Briscoe Western Art Museum at 210 W Market St. San Antonio TX 78205. It will then be moved to the grounds of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo for exhibition during the Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, February 6 - 23, 2014.

In addition to the honor, Top 50 artists are eligible to attend a four week study course at the Western Art Academy (WAA) at Schreiner University in Kerrville. WAA is a rigorous program of advance art instruction designed specifically for gifted high school art students. Students completing the course are awarded three hours of college credit through Schreiner University. All expenses are covered by a scholarship valued at over $4,100.


Rodeo Royalty

Noelle's art work titled, "Rodeo Royalty" was well received at the contest.

western art contest

Noelle was going against some tough competition as talented students throughout the area brought their best art pieces to be judged.

Posted on December 16, 2013