Representative Kiley Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Apr 30, 2024
In the Community

WASHINGTON – Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) recognized over 45 local high school artists who submitted artwork for consideration in this year’s Congressional Art Competition and announced Isabella Zhang, a 10th Grader at Rocklin High School, as this year’s winner! Her 18in x 24in watercolor piece “Homebound” will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The runner ups included “The Skies the Limit” by Lexi Sanchez and “Singing in Unison” by Natalie Ang. The finalists were determined by 6 panelists composed of community leaders, art professors, and representatives from local art galleries.

“Congratulations to Isabella Zhang from Rocklin High School on winning the Congressional Art Competition for CA-03 with her submission of ‘Homebound!’ This piece will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year and was selected by an independent panel composed of art professors, representatives from art galleries, and community leaders,” said Rep. Kiley. “Thank you to all the other 47 students who submitted artwork for this year’s competition. They really showcased the artistic talent of local students, and they made the jobs of the panelists difficult.”

Homebound” by Isabella Zhang, 10th Grade, Rocklin High School

“The Skies the Limit” by Lexi Sanchez, 12th Grade, Folsom High School

“Singing in Unison” by Natalie Ang, 11th Grade, Woodcreek High School

BACKGROUND:

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide competition in which high school students can submit a piece of art to their congressman. One winner is selected by each of the 435 Members of Congress in the nation, and the winner’s art is displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. This past Saturday, Rep. Kiley recognized the more than 45 students who submitted artwork at this reception and announced the first, second, and third place winners for CA-03 (encompassing Plumas, Sierra, Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Alpine, Mono, and Inyo counties).

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