Congressman Jimmy Gomez Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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Los Angeles, May 18, 2019 | comments

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition at a reception honoring the student artists from California’s 34th Congressional District. This year’s theme – “My City” – challenged artists to depict what makes them proud to call Los Angeles their home.

“There are over 4 million residents in Los Angeles – all of whom experience this city in different ways,” said Congressman Gomez. “This year, my office received more than 80 art submissions from students that explored the unique stories and cultural traditions that make Los Angeles an inclusive community for everyone. I want to thank the student artists who shared their personal and moving stories with my office.”

The Congressional Art Competition was established to recognize the talent and creativity of high school students throughout the country. Winners of the Congressional Art Competition will have their piece displayed in the United States Capitol for one year.

This year’s winners are as follows:

First Place:

Grace Kim
Notre Dame Academy
“Day in Downtown”

Second Place:

Gabriela Cruz Diaz
Robert F. Kennedy School for the Visual Arts and Humanities
“Full Moon”

 Third Place:

Kayla Jang
UCLA Community School
“My Connection. My Los Angeles.”


People’s Choice Winner:

Jasmine Ruiz
Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School
“David Bowie Pop Art”

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