OLSON CONGRATULATES CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION WINNER
WASHINGTON, DC â€“ Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) this week congratulates and recognizes Michelle Huang, a tenth grader at Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas, for her winning submission to the annual Congressional Art Contest. Her piece, entitled â€œCall of the Plains,â€ is an oil painting on canvas, picturing three cowboys riding horses on the plains. The winning piece will now be on display in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
"Michelleâ€™s artwork truly captures the essence of the Texas spirit,â€ Olson said. â€œHer hard work and vision to create this wonderful piece of artwork is a testament to her talent, and her parents and teachers who support her. Thousands of visitors to the Capitol will now see firsthand what creative young people we have here in Texasâ€™ 22nd Congressional District. Congratulations to Michelle and all the other students who submitted artwork for this year's competition.â€
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. This competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The overall winner from each district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.
Michelle Huangâ€™s Call of the Plains art piece
Congressman Olson judging this yearâ€™s artwork
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