Past Congressional Art Award Winners
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About the Congressional Art Awards

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 700,000 high school students have competed for the honor of having their work shown in the U.S. Capitol.

2016 Congressional Art Award Winners

The Maine Arts Commission in partnership with the Congressional Offiices with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Congressman Bruce Poliquin were delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Congressional Arts Awards in Maine’s Congressional Districts.

  DISTRICT ONE

 

   DISTRICT TWO

   WINNER
 
    WINNER

   Brian  Photograghy

    JoJo Zeitlin

   Grade 11, Cape Elizabeth High School
   Art Teacher: Richard Rothlisberger
   

 

      An Older-Young Girl  Mixed Media
  
      Michaela Shorey
    Grade 12, Rangeley Lakes Regional School
    Art Teacher: Sonja Johnson
     
   FIRST RUNNER UP      FIRST RUNNER UP
 

   Self Portrait  Painting

      Self Portrait Oil II   Oil Painting
   Anna Callahan
   Grade 10, Brunswick High School

   Art Teacher: Allison Price

 
    Rachel Flannery
    Grade 12, Lewiston High School

    Art Teacher: Nathaniel Meyer

     
    SECOND RUNNER UP       SECOND RUNNER UP
   

    Banana  Drawing and Illustration

      Iman  Photography
    Abigail Stevens-Roberts
    Grade 12, Thornton Academy

    Art Teacher: Dana Altman

 
    Chandler Clothier
    Grade 12, Lewiston High School

    Art Teacher: Sarah Stocker

     
    HONORABLE MENTION       HONORABLE MENTION
     
    Modern Landscape  Photography       Vitality  Photogrpahy
    Caitlyn Duffy
    Grade 12, Gorham High School

    Art Teacher: Chris Crosby

      Olivia Berger
    Grade 12, Hebron Academy

    Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach

     
    HONORABLE MENTION       HONORABLE MENTION
 
    Yea, Noise?  Painting       3 Gourds  Painting
    Gabriel Rosen
    Grade 12, Portland High School

    Art Teacher: Barbara Loring

      Alanna Fellows
    Grade 12, Lewiston High School

    Art Teacher: Nathaniel Meyer

     
    HONORABLE MENTION       HONORABLE MENTION
   
    Bones and Bones  Photography       Bicycle  Mixed Media
    Katie Sprague
    Grade 11, Kents Hill School

    Art Teacher: Babs Wheelden

      Shin Hye Hwang
    Grade 12, Hebron Academy

    Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach

 

2015 Congressional Art Award Winners 

  DISTRICT ONE

 

   DISTRICT TWO

   WINNER
 
    WINNER
   

   Self Portrait  acrylic 

      The Widow  white charcoal 
   Djordje Jevtic
   Grade 12, Scarborough High School
   Art Teacher: Erin Landry-Fowler 
      Liam Reading
    Grade 12, Bangor High School
    Art Teacher: Kal Elmore
     
   FIRST RUNNER UP       FIRST RUNNER UP
   

   Self Portrait  graphite 

      Airport  ink pen 
   Anna Kinee
   Grade 12, Brunswick High School

   Art Teacher: Allison Price

 
    Youjin Choi
    Grade 11, Foxcroft Academy

    Art Teacher: Jane Blay

     
    SECOND RUNNER UP       SECOND RUNNER UP
     

    After the Music is Over  charcoal 

      Mirror’s Reflection  charcoal 
    Olivia Potter
    Grade 10, Morse High School

    Art Teacher: Heather Monsen

 
    Maxwell Clarrage
    Grade 11, Lewiston High School

    Art Teacher: Nathaniel Meyer

     
    HONORABLE MENTION       HONORABLE MENTION
     
    Living in a Bottle  photography        Inside the Yellow Room  gouache 
    Kailey Coleman
    Grade 12, Noble High School

    Art Teacher: Ginny Vakalis

      Jingfei Zhou
    Grade 12, Gould Academy

    Art Teacher: Lauren Head

     
    HONORABLE MENTION       HONORABLE MENTION
     
    Lips  acrylic        Pores  photography 
    Haleigh McKechnie
    Grade 12, Thornton Academy

    Art Teacher: Jennifer Merry

      Riley Hemmings
    Grade 11, Hebron Academy

    Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach

     
    HONORABLE MENTION       HONORABLE MENTION
     
    The Bermuda Triangle  digital        Menenius  digital 
    Lily Munro
    Grade 10, Brunswick High School

    Art Teacher: Colleen Kearney-Graffam

      Meghan McDunnah
    Grade 12, Mount Desert Island High School

    Art Teacher: Charlie Johnson

 

2014 Congressional Art Award Winners

Marisa Grifasi work

Elena Laustsen, Salmon

The 2014 first place winners were Elena Laustsen of Rockland, a junior at Oceanside East High School, and Jessica Chen of Bangor, a senior at Bangor High School.

This event was a culmination of a close partnership between the Congressional Offices of Representatives Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud, and the Maine Arts Commission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marisa Grifasi work

Jessica Chen, Floating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Congressional Art Award Winners

The Maine Arts Commission announced the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. 

 

Marisa Grifasi work

Eliza Hazen, Wiggly Bridge in the Rain - York, Maine

The 2013 first place winners were Eliza Hazen, of York, a senior at Berwick Academy, and Brianna Hall, of Rangeley, a junior at Rangeley Lakes Regional School. Winners and four  runners-up from each congressional district had their work displayed in the State Capitol Complex and had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the congressional offices at a Blaine House reception held in their honor. This event was a culmination of a close partnership between the Congressional Offices of Representatives Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud, and the Maine Arts Commission.

 

 

Runners-up in the 1st District were Lauren Merritt of Camden, Jacob Richards of New Gloucester, Jocelyn DeSisto of South Berwick, and Katerina Adams of Parsonsfield. Runners-up in the 2nd District were Sara McQuiod of Bangor, Taylor Leighton of Bangor, Dayna DeRaps of St. Albans, and Caroline Colan of Readfield.

Marisa Grifasi work

Brianna Hall, A Constructed Home

For information about any of the Maine Arts Commission’s arts in education funding opportunities or programs, please contact Julie Richard at the Maine Arts Commission, at 207/287-2710, or through e-mail at vog.eniam@drahcir.eiluj.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Congressional Art Award Winners

Marisa Grifasi work

Marisa Grifasi, Ketchup and Mustard

The Maine Arts Commission announced the winners of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition. The 2012 first place winners were Patrick Lynch of Harpswell, a senior at Mt. Ararat High School, and Marisa Grifasi of Bangor, a senior at Bangor High School. Winners and three runners-up from each congressional district had their work displayed in the State Capitol Complex and had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the congressional offices at a Blaine House reception held in their honor. This event was a culmination of a close partnership between the Congressional Offices of Representatives Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud, and the Maine Arts Commission. Both of Maine's congressional delegates support this program enthusiastically and have provided their full support throughout the process.

 

Runners-up in the 1st District were Julianna Fischer of Wells, Veronica Jones of Readfield, and Hillia Aho of Waldoboro. Runners-up in the 2nd District were You Rim Choi of Bethel, Dayna DeRaps of St. Albans, and Angel Pacheco of Jackman.

Marisa Grifasi work

Patrick Lynch, Monolith

 

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