Sophomore Wins First Place in 2015 Congressional Art Competition
For the second year in a row, a TJ student has won first place in the Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute. A panel of artists from each congressional district chooses the best two-dimensional works (students may submit paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, or photographs), and winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Sophomore Hayun Chong’s 18 x 24 inch acrylic painting, “The Art Room,” (right) was chosen as the best submission in Virginia’s 11th District, represented by Gerry Connolly (see Connection article).
Last year, Joeng-in Seo, TJ ’15, was the 2014 winner from the 8th District, then represented by James Moran, with her painting, “What to Do?” (below).