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Westerman Announces Winner of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) announced the Fourth District winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. First place winner Danielle Luyet’s work, titled “Faces of America,” will be displayed in the main hallway between the Cannon House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol for the year.

“I look forward the Congressional Art Competition every year,” said Rep. Westerman. “It is an incredible opportunity to showcase the talent and creativity of our high school students, and I am blown away by these students’ hard work. Members, staff, and visitors will have the pleasure of viewing Danielle’s work every day as they walk the halls of Congress. Thank you to everyone who participated.”

Background

Each spring, a nationwide high school visual art competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of our nation’s youth, including those in the Fourth Congressional District.

Winners are chosen by a panel of five judges from the following categories: design/composition, skill/technique, and overall execution. Art competition submissions may be viewed on Rep. Westerman’s Flickr page

The winners are as follows:

  • 1st Place: “Faces of America” by Danielle Luyet of Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
  • 2nd Place: “Stars and Stripes” by Nina Thomas of Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
  • 3rd Place (Tied):
    • “Lifesavers” by Isabelle Vinson of Woodlawn High School
    • “Momma and Me” by Reagan Jones of Jessieville High School
    • “Hopper Road” by Michelle Cogburn of Caddo Hills High School
    • “Rest in Peace” by Antonio Gill of Woodlawn High School
  • 4th Place (Tied):
    • “City Traffic” by Alexis Ogilvie of Lake Hamilton High School
    • “Celestial Space Queen” by Sara Abril of De Queen High School
    • “Masking” by Adam Kaderly of Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
    • “Juliuanna Marie” by Anna Blasengame of Woodlawn High School
  • 5th Place (Tied):
    • “The Critical Eyes” by Nathan Rubio of Hot Springs High School
    • “Time vs. Decisions” by Madison Mainer of Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
    • “Tub Planter” by Jade Fox of Cutter Morning Star High School
    • “Flowers” by Jade Fox of Cutter Morning Star High School

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