Lufkin high schooler auctions off art work in Houston Rodeo

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - For the last seven years, Lufkin resident Josh Davis has been entering his work art into the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo Student Art Show.

"It's meant a lot to me because finally my homework has paid off," Davis said.

He said this year something extraordinary happened to him.

"I actually went to auction," Davis said.

He was one of 5,000 students that submitted their work into the art show and just one of 62 chosen for the final round, which is something that no one else in Lufkin has achieved.

"The auction was really fun because you got to go on stage and sell your stuff like it was an actual auction," Davis said.

Get this. Davis's art work of chickens sold for a whopping $5,000.

"Nobody else did chickens, so I wanted to bring something new to the table because a lot of people did horses and cattle and I haven't really seen chickens," Davis said.

He further explained that he got the inspiration after looking through some photos that his art teacher had. Despite his success, Davis still remembers his very first piece of art.

"I look back at it, and I think it was a really bad picture," Davis said.

He admits every picture has a story.

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