Western Horseman magazine announces the 2015 Youth Art Contest winners!
Approximately 160 young horsemen and women sent in their best drawings or paintings of the Western stock horse, rodeo, ranching and/or cowboy life to participate in Western Horseman’s Youth Art Contest this spring. Champions and reserve champions were selected from three age divisions.
Winners were judged and chosen by Western Horseman Senior Editor Jennifer Denison, Western Horseman Art Director Ron Bonge and well-known Western artist Tim Cox, a member of the Cowboy Artists of America.
8 and under Champion: Bring It Home, oil, by Gracie Vaughan, Scottsdale, Arizona
Reserve: Running Horse, colored pencil, by Laney Broadbent, Enola, Pennsylvania
9 to 12 Champion: Coat of Many Colors, oil, by Faith Farris, Midway, Texas
Reserve: Poco Star, pencil, by Garrett Sod Williams, Arbon Valley, Idaho
13 to 18 Champion: Companion, mixed media, by Della S. Tao, Scottsdale, Arizona
Reserve: Friendship Forged in Iron, oil, by Reagan Stephens, Weatherford, Oklahoma
“It’s amazing to see the talent in each age division of this competition,” Cox says. “I’m impressed by how well the young artists observed and interpreted their subject matter, and took creative licenses to express themselves.”
The champion and reserve artwork selected from each age group appears in the July 2015 issue of Western Horseman magazine, along with Cox’s critiques of the champions. Thank you to all the talented young artists who sent in their work!