Past Congressional Art Award Winners

2017 Congressional Art Award Winners

DISTRICT ONE

DISTRICT TWO

Touch of Pink by Taylor Worthington
of Brunswick
           Grade 12, Brunswick High School
                Art Teacher: Allison Price
Jill by Lizzie Dunn
of Houlton
Grade 10, Houlton Jr./Sr. High School
Art Teacher: Pamela Chernesky

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Congressman Bruce Poliquin are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Congressional Arts Awards in Maine’s Congressional Districts.

Taylor Worthington, a senior from Brunswick High School received the congratulatory call from Maine's 1st District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree on his winning artwork "Touch of Pink." “The artwork Maine students create in this competition has always been impressive, and this year is no exception,” Pingree said. “Taylor’s colorful portrait is a stunning piece that will certainly catch people’s eyes when it is on display at the Capitol.  My congratulations to him and all the top finishers of this year’s competition—everyone’s work was truly exceptional.”

Lizzie Dunn, a sophomore from Houlton High School, took top honors from Maine's Second District with her artwork "Jill."  “Every year, I am awestruck by the incredible talent and hard work of our high school students in Maine through this competition,” said Congressman Poliquin. “I’m extraordinarily proud of all our participants this year and I congratulate Lizzie for working so hard to achieve this. I’m so delighted to display Lizzie’s artwork in the U.S. Capitol, where thousands of Americans from across the country can enjoy this piece of Maine’s culture and talent.”

The Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission, Julie Richard stated, “We are thrilled to be able to work with our Congressional offices and the Maine College of Art to honor these talented students in this way.  There is so much creativity in our State and this year’s winners and runners up certainly exemplify that."

  DISTRICT ONE

 

   DISTRICT TWO

   FIRST RUNNER UP

Lost At Sea  Photography by Katie Sprague
Grade 12, Kents Hill School
   Art Teacher: Babette Wheelden
 

   FIRST RUNNER UP

Macau  Watercolor Painting by Sherwin Yuen
Grade 12, Bangor High School
    Art Teacher: Susan Bryand

 

 

   SECOND RUNNER UP

 

SECOND RUNNER UP

 
Moo You  Photography by Nicholas Maynard
Grade 11, Wells High School
    Art Teacher: Vanessa White-Capelluti
 
The Story of the Banjo Maker  Drawing and
Illustration by Dolphine Penzo 
Grade 11, Hebron Academy
    Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach

HONORABLE MENTION

HONORABLE MENTION

 

Angler Fish by Bennett Hight
Grade 12, Freeport High School
    Art Teacher: Kimberly Medsker-Mehalic
 

Self-Portrait  Acrylic Painting by Sherwin Yuen
Grade 12, Bangor High School
    Art Teacher: Susan Bryand

  HONORABLE MENTION     HONORABLE MENTION

Flora Fish (As Vase)  Drawing and Illustration by Morgan Schlaack
Grade 11, Brunswick High School
    Art Teacher: Colleen Kearney-Graffam

The Last Straw  Photopgraphy by Lauren Rousseau
Grade 12, Hebron Academy
    Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach
     
    HONORABLE MENTION       HONORABLE MENTION

 Island Cove  Acrylic Painting by Sarah Belling
Grade 10, Brunswick High School
    Art Teacher: Colleen Kearney-Graffam

 

Repetition  Painting by Eli Clein
Grade 12, Hebron Academy
    Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach

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