Gosar Announces Winners of the AZ-04 Congressional Art Competition

  • Everywhere at the Same Time
  • Rose
  • The Performer
  • All Art
  • CPG Winner
  • CPG Yawn
  • CPG Rose
  • CPG Apple
  • Room
  • apple 2
  • yawn 2

“The work of art is a scream of freedom.”  -Christo

PRESCOTT, AZ - This week, Congressman Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) announced the winners of Arizona's Fourth Congressional District Art Contest. This yearly contest, first started in 1982 and with over 650,000 participants since then, selects the best art of the year from high school art students. The top four were selected from a panel of local judges and the "People's Choice" winner was selected via online voting.   

The first place winner received an $8,000 scholarship to Northern Arizona University and his artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. Any member of the public is free to peruse the hanging artwork at the Capitol. Thank you to all the wonderful teachers and students who submitted artwork this year. We truly have some talented artists in our District.

DRUMROLL please! Here are our winners.

People's Choice Winner:
Rachel Cluff
– 9th Grade
Mingus Union High School
Title:  Rose
*A detailed shaded rose right after it rained.

Honorable Mention:
Aine Khin – 11th grade
Mingus Union High School
Title:  Yawn
*Cardboard piece of a man screaming/yawning, painted with watercolor with cardboard hair.
(Student could not attend. Pictured here is her art teacher, Jason Teague).

Third Place:
Daniela Lopez
– 12th Grade
Lake Havasu High School
Title:  The Performer
*A charcoal portrait of one of my favorite music artists, Canadian singer and songwriter, Jessie Reyes. The piece depicts a highly emotional moment of her performing one of her songs while on tour.

Second Place:
Ruth Dailey
– 12th Grade
Prescott High School
Title:  Eve’s Apple
*A bright piece meant to convey kindness and business through movement and contrast.  A face of a female appears surrounded by apples and bright fabric.

1st Place:
Ezekiel Hodo
– 12th Grade
San Tan Foothills High School
Title:  Everywhere at the Same Time

Thank You!
Thank you to all who participated and a special thank you to Desert Cabelleros Western Museum for hosting once again. See you all again next year!




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