Youth artists shine in the 2019 Western Horseman/Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest.
Budding artists wowed judges at the fifth Western Horseman/Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest. Western Horseman Art Director Ron Bonge and Senior Editor Jennifer Denison along with CA artists Teal Blake and Jason Scull judged more than 80 entries that made up the three age divisions: 8 and under; 9 to 13; and 14 to 18.
Judges looked at originality, composition, drawing skill, technique and accurate portrayal of the subject matter.
Reagan Stephens, the first place winner in the 14 to 18 division, received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Joe Beeler Foundation. As the contest’s overall grand champion, Stephens won an expenses-paid trip to the 54th Annual Cowboy Artists of America Sale & Exhibition being held November 1-2 at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall in Fort Worth, Texas
Amanda Wong won second place in the 14 to 18 age division and received $500, and third place winner Emily Cook received $250.