April 30, 2019

Colorado’s Second District Selects Congressional Art Competition Winners

Washington D.C.— Congressman Neguse, his wife Andrea and a panel of local artists have selected five pieces of original artwork to be displayed in the United States Capitol as well as Neguse’s Washington D.C and district offices. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

“We had a wonderful time at the Loveland Library selecting the winners of the Congressional Art Competition, and I am very proud of all sixty six students who submitted their artwork to the panel. I look forward to sharing their artwork in the Capitol.”

The first place winner’s artwork will be hung in the United States Capitol’s Cannon Tunnel with the other district first place winners, the second place artwork will hang in the Colorado School Board of Education’s board room, the third place artwork will be hung in Neguse’s Washington D.C. office, while the fourth and fifth place artwork will be hung in Neguse’s district offices.

The winners are as follows:

1st place: Amused by Jessica Raichle from Legacy High School
2nd place: Window to the Soul by Alyssa Sheehan from Dakota Ridge High School
3rd place: Dream by Erik Kang from Legacy High School
4th place: Self-Portrait (America) by Jason Enriquez from Monarch High School
5th place: Greatest Mentor: Harshest Critic by Brice Garner from Rocky Mountain High School

Contact Sally.Tucker@mail.house.gov for additional photos of the event.