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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Welcomes Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition to Washington D.C.

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Washington, DC, June 29, 2017 | comments

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) welcomed the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, Claire Nolan of Greene Central High School, to her Washington D.C. office.

Beginning in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition is held every spring to showcase talented art students across the nation. Each Member of Congress receives submissions from students throughout their district, and the winning piece is prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Nolan’s artwork, titled “Fire in the Three Realms” was praised by the judges as “thought-provoking, and judges said the “color is used beautifully both to unify the work and represent the nature of the artist’s intent.”

“I was delighted to welcome the 2017 winner, Claire Nolan, and her family to Washington D.C. today to see her artwork prominently hanging in the hallway of the U.S. Capitol Building,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “Our office would like to thank all of the talented students across the 22nd District who submitted their artwork to the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. We received so many wonderful pieces, all of which highlighted the hard work, dedication and creativeness of these students.”

In New York’s 22nd Congressional District, nearly 85 pieces of artwork were submitted from schools across the district. Submissions were be judged by a panel in the district, the judges included: Frank Cittadino, Professor at Utica College, Todd Behrendt, Associate Dean Department of Art at Mohawk Valley Community College, Mary Ianno, Professor at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Richard Henry, Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Broome, Azuka Nzegua, Managing Director of Africa House Gallery, Janet Erway, Executive Director of the Cooperstown Art Association and The Smithy.

Nolan’s artwork will be displayed in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with other winning entries from across the nation.


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