Rep. Paul Gosar Celebrates Congressional Art Contest

 

For Immediate Release
May 13, 2013

 

Contact: Orlando Watson
Orlando.Watson@mail.house.gov

   
Rep. Paul Gosar Celebrates Congressional Art Contest  

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) hosted the 2013 Congressional Art Contest Award Ceremony and Reception in Wickenburg, Arizona this past Saturday. Local high school students displayed their artwork for the public, and awards were presented for the winning pieces of art. The winner of the online, public contest known as the “People’s Art Choice Awards” was also recognized with an award.

Rep. Gosar issued the following statement: "The talent showcased by these young men and women in the annual Congressional Art Competition is a promising reminder of the creativity and passion that inspires our youth.”

Rep. Gosar continued, “Year after year, this contest continues to encourage artistic talent from Arizona and across the country, and I would ask that parents and teachers continue to challenge their children to be creative. Congratulations to Luz, Alexis, Melissa, Sierra, and all of the participants in this year’s contest. Thank you to the teachers as well for encouraging and guiding the students in this year’s competition.”

Luz Regalado from Salome High School won first place for her piece "Tiger," which will be on display in the Capitol for one year alongside winners from other congressional districts.

Alexis Aranda from Prescott High School won second place for “Converse Shoes.”

Melissa Amis from Mingus Union High School won third place for “Dancer.”

Tiana Hill from Kingman Academy High School received Honorable Mention for "Don’t Judge a Book by Its Stilettos."

Sierra Kimsey, from Prescott High School, was announced as the winner of the "People's Art Choice Awards" for "Grazing By The Sea." Kimsey's piece will be displayed for one year in Rep. Gosar's congressional office.
 
50 pieces were submitted for the contest and over 550 ballots were cast in the online competition. 
To view all of the artwork from this year’s competition, click HERE.


Winner of the Congressional Art Competition: "Tiger" by Luz Regalado of Salome High School.


Winner of the “People’s Art Choice Awards”: “Grazing by the Sea” by Sierra Kimsey of Prescott High School.