Sandy Springs, GA – This week, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) hosted her first Congressional Art Competition Reception at the Roswell Visual Arts Center for student artists and their parents and teachers. During the exhibit, McBath announced that Holly Mostyn’s photograph, “Splatter” won first place and will be on display in the halls of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year as a part of the nationwide Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery exhibit. Her artwork will be on display alongside winners from other Congressional Districts across the nation. Holly is a senior at Lassiter High School in Marietta.
Additionally, Sophia Maier’s colored pencil, marker and acrylic piece “BusBOY” won second place and will be on display in McBath’s Washington, D.C. office. Sophia is also a senior at Lassiter High School in Marietta. McBath announced that Emily Marie Phillips won third place for her ink and marker on paper piece, “Silence.” Emily is 16 and attends Cambridge High School in Milton. Her artwork will be displayed in Rep. McBath’s Sandy Springs District Office.
“It was a delight to see all of the art on display from talented young artists in Georgia’s Sixth,” said Rep. McBath. “Congratulations to this year’s winners – Holly, Sophia, and Emily! I look forward to seeing their art on display as I walk through the U.S. Capitol building and in my Sandy Springs and Washington offices.”
This year, the judges serving on the panel to decide the winners included Althea Foster, Laurianne Love, Craig Ford, and Nancy Fairchild. Ms. Foster is the Curator and Program Director at the Johns Creek Art Center. Ms. Love is the Visual Arts Coordinator for the City of Roswell Department of Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs. Mr. Ford is a painter, graphic artist, and teaches at the Roswell Visual Arts Center. Ms. Fairchild teaches art classes at the Roswell Visual Arts Center.
Each student participant in attendance received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Rep. Lucy McBath. 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 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition.
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Left to right: 2nd place winner Sophia Maier, 1st place winner Holly Mostyn, Rep. Lucy McBath, 3rd place winner Emily Marie Phillips.
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For a photo of Rep. McBath and Sophia with her art, click here.
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