About The Student Western Art
The first Student Western Art Contest was held in January of 1996 by the Western Art Committee whose mission is to support the education of the youth of South Texas through its Western Art Contest which encourages an appreciation of our western heritage. The contest has grown and evolved over the years and now reaches 95 South Texas School Districts in 32 counties and has awarded over $3,900,000 in college scholarships over the past 23 years.
The Western Art contest is open to high school students currently enrolled in one of the 95 eligible school districts, as well as those attending a private school or homeschooled in one on of the 30 eligible counties. The lists of eligible school districts and counties can be downloaded below. The Western Art Contest is held annually in early December. This year the students whose entries are judged in the Top 16 at the contest will be eligible for a total of $90,000 in college scholarships (certain restrictions apply),
The Briscoe Western Art Museum will also be exhibiting the Top 16 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.
Letter to Educator - click here to download
Rules and Regulations - click here to download
Entry Form Package - click here to download
Student Western Art Contest – Weekend of Nov. 30th -Dec 2nd , 2018
- Friday, November 30th, Noon- 7:00PM- Drop off entries by teachers & students
- Saturday, December 1st- Contest Judging (Closed to the public)
- Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00- 3:30PM- Western Art Reception- Open to Public
- Sunday, December 2nd, 3:30PM- Pick up of all artwork
- All events are held at the Dairy Center located on Freeman Blvd, at the Freeman Coliseum/AT&T Center grounds- Use Gate A off E. Houston St.
Student Western Art Exhibit - free with San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo grounds pass
February 7-24, 2019
The Expo Hall on the Freeman Coliseum Grounds- Click here to view map