Congressman Canseco Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition Winners

May 29, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2012

Contact:  Kyler Arnold
(202) 225-4511 or Kyler.Arnold@mail.house.gov

Congressman Canseco Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition Winners

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Francisco “Quico” Canseco (TX-23) is proud to announce this year’s Congressional Art Competition winners for the 23rd District of Texas. An independent panel of five judges reviewed 75 entries from around the 23rd District and selected the grand prize winner and six runners up.

The 2012 first place winner is Katie Risor of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio.  Her piece, "Self Portrait" will be displayed in the United States Capitol for the next year along with the artwork of other winners from around the country.  She is also invited to attend an award ceremony on June 20th in Washington, D.C. and to see her work on display in the Capitol.

The other winners selected were:

Second Place: “The Pen Arrow” by Kara Jarzombek, from Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio;

Third Place: “Adolescence” by Alexandria Troup, from Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio;

Fourth Place: “Paint Me Blue” by Dorothy Herbst, from Brandeis High School in San Antonio;

Fifth Place:  “Untitled” by Leo Michel Scaletta, from Brandeis High School in San Antonio;

Sixth Place:  “Darker Times” by Kasey Arredondo, from Del Rio High School in Del Rio;

Seventh Place:  “Self Portrait (Religion)” by Hameed Moiz, from Brandeis High School in San Antonio.

The artwork of the runners up will be displayed in Congressman Canseco’s Washington and district offices.  

The Congressional Art Competition, which began in 1982, provides members of Congress the opportunity to recognize young artists in their districts.  Since its inception, approximately 650,000 high school students throughout the United States have participated.   

To schedule an interview please contact Kyler Arnold at (202) 225-4511 or Kyler.Arnold@mail.house.gov

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