Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces Winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition
DALLAS , TX - On Friday, April 20, 2018, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced that Victoria Taylor of the Cambridge School of Dallas, was selected as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the 30th Congressional District of Texas:
Victoria’s winning piece, entitled “Out of the Blue”, was highlighted by the competition judges for its intelligent use of both light and dark color, which underscored the artwork’s sense of peace and solitude.
Victoria was honored to be selected as the grand prize winner and said, “I’m excited to see my work on display all the way in Washington, D.C.!” The other notable winners of the night – Cree Agent, a sophomore at Bishop Dunne Catholic School, won the second prize, while Natalie Carvajal, sophomore at Booker T. Washington High School, finished third in this year’s competition.
Congresswoman Johnson was delighted at the diverse range of mediums students used to express their creative energies. She thanked all the students, parents, and teachers for their earnest support of the arts as a means of discipline and self-expression. “I am amazed each year by the students’ depth and the variety of mediums used to show their art expression,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “The artwork we are surrounded by today, is a small testament to the beautiful creativity we must nurture in our students every day. We should continue supporting creativity not just in schools but at home as well.”
This year’s Congressional Art Competition reception was held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Over 95 art pieces were submitted from more than a dozen schools within the 30th Congressional District. Submissions were critiqued by a panel of judges from the arts community in North Texas.
The annual Congressional Art Competition offers the opportunity for one high school student from each Congressional district to have his or her artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for the following year. Victoria will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to be recognized along with other high school winners residing in Congressional districts across the country.
To view pictures from the event, click here.
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