Perlmutter Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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Lakewood, Colo.-, June 3, 2020 | comments

Lakewood, Colo. — Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) announced the winning artwork from Colorado’s 7th Congressional District in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Due to COVID-19, this year’s art competition was held virtually, with students submitting their artwork and judges assessing the pieces online. Perlmutter welcomed submissions from 20 students from six different high schools in the district – Lakewood High School, Golden High School, Adams City High School, D’Evelyn High School, Penn Foster Online High School and Northglenn High School.

"The annual art show is a fantastic way to showcase the diverse talent of students here in the 7th Congressional District, and a highlight for my office, particularly during these difficult times,” said Perlmutter. “I appreciate the flexibility of the students and teachers as we moved this year’s competition online and appreciate their work to make the show a success. To all the participants, keep up the good work!”

2020 Congressional Art Competition Winners:

1st place: “Fragmentum” by Michael Hallinan, Lakewood High School

2nd place: “Heads and Tails” by Karly Venn, Lakewood High School

3rd place: “Fragmented Reality” by Sydney Brown, D’Evelyn High School

Honorable Mention: “Down to the Creek” by Brennan Kammerer, Lakewood High School

Honorable Mention: “Carefree Paradise” by Spencer Wilcox, Lakewood High School

Honorable Mention: “Golden Eyes’ by Kat Davis, Lakewood High School

 

Click here to view the winning artworks and all submissions.

The winning artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, with the second and third place artworks hung in the Colorado State Board of Education Meeting Room and Perlmutter’s district office, respectively, for one year.

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. Perlmutter has participated in the Congressional Art Show since being he started serving in Congress in 2007.

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