HOUSTON --A young artist's work fetched nearly $200,000 at the Rodeo. 'A Piece of Heaven,' created by Lamar CISD's Christy Beltz, was the grand champion at the School of Art auction. It sold for a record $190,000. That winning bid was $5,000 higher than the Rodeo's previous record.
The reserve champion this year was 'The Watering Hole,' which was designed by Jennifer Vitek of Katy ISD. Her piece sold for $120,000.