Walz Announces Winner of 2014 Congressional Art Competition
Washington, DC [5/27/14] – Today, Representative Tim Walz announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.
“It is an honor to announce Emily Bartz, a senior at Winona High School, as the winner of this year’s competition,” said Walz. “This is a unique competition that provides the opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of southern Minnesota students and acknowledge our nation’s gifted young artists. I’m looking forward to seeing Emily’s painting displayed in the Cannon tunnel at the Capitol.”
1st Place – Emily Bartz, Grade 12, Winona High School, Title: “Jungle Jumble,” painting
2nd Place – Henry Heins, Grade 12, Mayo High School, Title: “Head in the Clouds,” acrylic on canvas
3rd Place – Ashlee Althoff, Grade 12, Winona High School, Title: “Army Family,” acrylic painting
The first place winner will have their artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel, leading to the U.S. Capitol, for an entire year.
The 2nd and 3rd place winner will be displayed in the Walz district offices.
Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high schools students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.
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