2019 Houston Art Car Parade Winners

This year, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art awarded $15,500 in 12 categories to artists who participated in the Houston Art Car Parade through a judging process that looked at craftsmanship, theme, design and originality. This year's judges were Orange Show founder Marilyn Oshman, custom carmaker Will Robinson, Hot Wheels Diecast Design Manager Bryan Benedict, and artist Paul Kittelson.

MAYOR'S CUP

GRAND TROPHY & $2,000

Auto Disco Dance Bot by Chris Wollard / Wollard Studios

Tulsa, OK

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

SPECIAL DESIGNATION

REBECCA BASS 

Artists and Teacher // Parade participant for 30 years  // Built 32 art cars  // Changed the lives of countless students and adults alike

FIRST PLACE ART CARS

GRAND TROPHY & $1,500 EACH

Pride & Joy: A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan by Heights High School and Rebecca Bass

Houston, TX

Imagine Space by Ruth Sosa Bailey and friends

Houston, TX

HERMESillac, the Golden Nugget by Rickey Polidore

Houston, TX

Wrinkles, The Hairless Kitty by Kimi Bainter

Montgomery, TX

SECOND PLACE ART CARS

Corky by Kristin Smalley & Team Picarsso

Houston, TX

Frankie the PT Cruiser by Austin College Sculpture Department & Mark Monroe

Sherman, TX

GRAND TROPHY 

We'll Get This by Darcy Creswell

Katy, TX

Wendell by Joe Haden

Crockett, TX

THIRD PLACE ART CARS

GRAND TROPHY 

Bouma the Driving Owl by Arabic Immersion Magnet School & Alicia Kahn

Houston, TX

Magic Mustang by Kim H Ritter

Katy, TX

High Tide by Jay Weiss & Carmen Arrieta

Houston, TX

The Treasure of Smaug by St. John XXIII College Preparatory Collaborative Art Class and Lynsey Hepburn

Katy, TX

DAILY DRIVERS

Their Art Car is their primary mode of transportation

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy & $1,000

The Nest & Toad by Bobbie Pires

Tollhouse, CA

SECOND PLACE

Paisley Chaos by Richard Tuthill

Albuquerque, NM

THIRD PLACE

Little Bit of Nonsense by Randy Blair

Katy, TX

CONTRAPTION

Not necessarily a car anymore... but maybe it was once?

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy & $500

Carnew Convertible by George Sacaris

Houston, TX

SECOND PLACE

Hippytortoise by The Waters Family

Bellaire, TX