Lydia’s water color and ink portrait, Mal de Mer, will hang in the United States Capitol where Congressional members, staff, and visitors will be able to enjoy her work. Additionally, she has been invited to a reception in the U.S. Capitol on June 24th to honor her achievement.
“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize our talented young students,” said Congressman Rouzer. “Our office received more than 20 submissions from artists across the district. I was very impressed by Lydia’s work and look forward to recognizing her in Washington in June.”
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office where a winner is selected. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.