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Elementary and Primary Education
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
News Release
Friday, March 24, 2017

Lamar CISD artists finished up a successful Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Show, with their works earning a combined $277,000 at the Show’s Art Auction.

Leading the way was Foster High’s Alexander Chzhanov, the Class Champion for Monochromatic Drawing. His work “Flank Rider” brought $77,000 in the auction.

Reading Junior High’s Alex Velasquez was one of only two junior high students to make the auction. The Junior High Reserve Class Champion’s work “Monroe Flower” was purchased for $59,000.

Foster’s Michael David Archibong, was named Reserve Class Champion for his painting “If Scout Could Talk.” His work brought a final bid of $39,000.

Other students whose work was purchased at the auction were:

•          Katelyn Clack, Foster HS, with a final bid of $37,000;

•          Gracie Liang, George Ranch HS, $22,000;

•          Sonali Puri, Foster HS, $17,000; and

•          Timmy Tran, George Ranch HS, $17,000;

•          Gabriela Salazar, George Ranch HS, $9,000.

Archibong and Puri both earned full scholarships to this summer’s Western Art Academy in Kerville. The duo will receive four weeks of advanced art instruction.


Foster High’s Alexander Chzhanov, the Class Champion for Monochromatic Drawing. His work “Flank Rider” brought $77,000 in the auction.


Reading Junior High’s Alex Velasquez was one of only two junior high students to make the auction. The Junior High Reserve Class Champion’s work “Monroe Flower” was purchased for $59,000.


Foster’s Michael David Archibong, was named Reserve Class Champion for his painting “If Scout Could Talk.” His work brought a final bid of $39,000.




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