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May 03, 2011


Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert released the following statement Tuesday after the winners of the 2011 Congressional High School Art Competition were announced:   

“Congratulations to each of these winners. This year’s competition was stiff and the results were stunning. I thank all of our young high school artists who participated in this event. It truly showcased the tremendous talent we have in Arizona’s 5th District."

Award Recipients

First Place
#40, Carter Sloan, Chaparral High School
Title: Late for Dinner

Second Place
#5, Tessa Tzineff, Desert Mountain High School
Title: Self Portrait

Third Place
#74, Lexine Gonzales, New School for the Arts and Academics
Title: Momento Mori

Honorable Mention
#48, Lauren Thorell, Chaparral High School
Title: Just a bunch of Idioms

Honorable Mention
#46, Marissa Mayne, Chaparral High School
Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson

In 1982, Congress established an art competition to showcase the talents of our nation’s young artists.  Each spring, thousands of high school students from around the country participate for the opportunity to have their art work displayed prominently in the tunnels and walkways of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Carter Sloan’s winning piece of artwork will represent Arizona’s 5th District in the 29th Annual Congressional Art Show and will be on display for a year in the United States Capitol campus along with other Congressional state winners. The second and third place pieces by Tessa Tzineff and Lexine Gonzales respectively, will be displayed in Rep. Schweikert’s Washington and Scottsdale office. The students’ art is currently on display at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park through the end of the month.


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