Thank you all for entering your students’ work in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The voting was very close, but we are pleased to announce the following winners:
1st place: Lucia Sullivan Possehl with the piece “Driftless Area.” Her art teacher is Ben Zhao at Southwest High School. (Artwork will be displayed in the US Capitol for 1 year and she will receive two free roundtrip airplane tickets to the National Arts Competition Ceremony in D.C.)
2nd place: Cynthia Lucas with the piece “I’m Not Batman, I’m Jamar.” Her art teacher is Jim Spector at The Blake School. (Artwork will be displayed in Congressman Ellison’s D.C. office for 1 year)
3rd place: Owlyn Madrone with the piece “Life Lines.” His art teacher is Rebecca Bullen at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. (Artwork will be displayed in Congressman Ellison’s District Office for 1 year)
The winner of the National Park Service recognition is Damiah Oliver from St. Anthony Village High School with the piece “Human Nature.” Damiah will receive a National Park Service centennial medallion.
The winner of the Spoken Word competition is Amir Khadar from Fridley High School with the piece “7 to, or 10 things.”
Art may be picked up from the Congressman’s District Office (address in my signature) Monday through Friday, 8:30am-6pm. Please pick up this art no later than May 6th, 2016. Please reach out to me if you need to make other arrangements. We will be mailing certificates to students who were not able to join us at the reception.
I’ve uploaded the photos our intern Joy took at the reception. You can find them at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nry5ajuc76ttiwy/AAAP61t_DUjuDlhc6wOOO2v4a?dl=0
Thanks again for your participation. I am already excited for next year’s competition!
Community Representative and Staff Assistant
Office of Congressman Keith Ellison