MD Anderson patients are winners at RodeoHouston art contest
Young artists in The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital Art Program were recently recognized for the beautiful artwork they created for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s annual Hospital Art Contest.
The Hospital Art Contest is held at MD Anderson, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Shriners Hospitals for Children during the month of January. The 2015 juried event at MD Anderson occurred on Monday, January 12th and featured an art exhibit and refreshments for students, parents, siblings and caregivers, followed by the official judging.
Artwork created by MD Anderson patients and their siblings in classes with art teacher Lisa Sitz was judged by the School Art judges and received either a blue or red ribbon. From the blue ribbon patient artwork, a Best of Show and Gold Medal from each of the four levels (Primary, Elementary, Jr. High and High School) was selected. Artwork considered but not selected as a Best of Show or Gold Medal winners received Finalist ribbons.
The official Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, March 7th at NRG Center. For the first time ever, the MD Anderson patients were invited to attend to receive much-deserved recognition for their artwork, along with their Best of Show trophies and gold medals.
Winners this year are:
Level 1: Pre-K through 2nd Grade
Best of Show: Josey Inselman
Gold Medal: Angelina Boroskina
Gold Medal: Jett Garrett
Level 2: 3rd through 5th Grade
Best of Show: Madison Major
Gold Medal: Chambers Rogers
Level 3: Middle School/Junior High
Best of Show: William Romero
Gold Medal: Jewon Wesley
Level 3: High School
Best of Show: Ulysses Segovia
Gold Medal: Courtney Herron
Click through the photos to see the talented artists and their artwork!