About The Student Western Art

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Student Western Art Contest began in 1996 with the desire to recognize outstanding high school student artists in their study of art, specifically traditional western art, and to expand the awareness of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's support of youth and education.  The artwork is reflective of the student's passion for art expressed through different mediums and is representative of subjects of western heritage and tradition. The Student Western Art Contest is open to current high school students in South Central Texas and occurs annually in December.

Entries judged as the Top 15 are sold at a live auction to the highest bidder, and the remaining Top 25 entries (16-25) will be sold at a silent auction to the highest bidder. Each student artist will receive the full amount of the proceeds in the form of a college scholarship (certain restrictions apply). 

The Briscoe Western Art Museum will also be exhibiting the Top 25 pieces of artwork throughout the month of January prior to the exhibit moving to the grounds of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February.

To donate to a particular student for the 2018 Student Western Art Competition, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Student Western Art Exhibit  

February 8-25, 2018   
The Expo Hall on the Freeman Coliseum Grounds- Click here to view map

Student Western Art Exhibit entry is free with San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo grounds pass. 


Letter to Educators

Eligible School Districts and Counties  

Rules and Regulations

Entry Form Package

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