Winners Announced For The 47th District's 2015 Congressional Art Competition
On Friday, April 24, Congressman Lowenthal hosted the awards reception for the 47th District's 2015 Congressional Art Competition. More than 120 students, family and teachers attended the annual arts event at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
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.
Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The first place winner will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. The second place winner will hang in the Congressman's Washington, D.C. office for a year, and the third place winner will hang in his District office.
This year's theme for the 47th Congressional District arts competition was "Through the Eyes of an Artist."
The talented winners and their artwork are:
1st – Quincy Irving (Wilson High School)
2nd – Camille Romero (Millikan High School)
3rd – Michael Kim (Los Alamitos High School)