The Congressional High School Art Competition is an annual competition organized by representatives of the Congressional Districts, and is open to paintings, drawings, photographs and prints. Each representative brings a winning entry back to Washington, DC, to be displayed in the corridor of the US Capital.
This competition is coordinated locally through Fourth District US Representative David Price’s office, with support from the Durham Arts Council, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the United Arts Council of Wake County and Raleigh. 57 fantastic works of art were submitted by 44 students from Orange, Durham, Wake, and Chatham counties.
The winners were announced by Congressman David Price at an awards reception held on Thursday May 3, 2012, at the Durham Arts Council. Students, their families, teachers, school representatives, and Dr. Becoats, Durham County School Superintendent, were all in attendance.
We are proud to announce that the first place winner is from Durham! The highest honor went to Brandon James, a student at Durham’s Southern High School!
Second place: Kristen Hutchinson, Northwood High School, Chatham County
Third Place: Sonya Zhang, Green Hope High School, Wake County
Honorable Mention: Blair Torres, Cardinal Gibbons High School, Wake County
Congratulations to the winning students, their art teachers, and their schools!
The First Place winning artwork will hang with other artworks from around the country in the US Capitol. Second Place will hang in Congressman Price’s Washington, DC, office. Third Place will hang in the Raleigh District office. Honorable Mention will hang in the Durham District office.
All student participants received a gift from Jerry’s Artarama. Winners and their art teachers received gift bags from Downtown Durham, Inc, and the students received savings bonds from AT&T. The winning student will receive two tickets from Southwest Airlines to fly to an opening reception in Washington, DC.
We are so proud of our winners and of the talented students of the Triangle!
For further information call the Arts Council at 919/560-2787 or visit (www.durhamarts.org).