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Larson Announces Winner of 21st Annual Art Competition

April 18, 2019
Press Release

Hartford, CT –Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the winner of the First Congressional District Art Competition. The competition is open to any high school student in Connecticut’s First District. This year there were 38 students who entered their artwork into the competition. From a very talented pool of competitors, Kelly McKaig from Glastonbury High School took home the top prize for her piece titled “Baking Bonding and Brownies.” McKaig will have her artwork displayed for 11 months at an exhibit at the U.S Capitol. McKaig will also receive roundtrip airfare to attend the opening ceremony of this year’s exhibit, and a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or Tennessee Wesleyan College.

Congratulations to Kelly for winning the 21st annual Congressional District Art Competition and to this year’s honorees. I would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s competition. The pieces submitted are a reflection of the incredible artistic talent and creativity that we have here in the First District,” said Larson “The passionate and creative pieces produced by our students is a reminder of the vital role our arts programs play in our schools. We must continue to support our students and teachers in their efforts to cultivate their artistic gifts and abilities.”

The judges also awarded seven honorable mentions to:

  • Alexis Almeda – Wethersfield
  • Kendall Cholewa - Wethersfield
  • Victoria Beaton - Conard  “Porcelain”
  • Zoe Kaputa - Glastonbury  “Water Lily”
  • Azul Gonzalez – Northwest Region 7 “Green Deal”
  • Patricia Boulton – Conard  “Lady with a  vulture”
  • Amayia Giscombe – Wethersfield