Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Rep. Huffman Announces Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

May 12, 2015
Press Release
Jenna Tooley of San Marin High School named this year’s winner

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that Jenna Tooley of San Marin High School in Novato, CA is the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Huffman met with Jenna and presented her with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition on Friday, photos of which can be found HERE.

Jenna’s winning artwork will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, along with artwork from each Congressional District in the country. As the winner of the competition, she will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception for the new display in June. All participants will receive a certificate of recognition.

Winner:

Jenna Tooley
San Marin High School in Novato, CA
Title: “Consumption”
Medium: Oil on canvas

Huffman presents Jenna Tooley with Congressional Certificate of Recognition in honor of her winning artwork:

Finalists:

Kesi Phillips
Analy High School in Sebastopol, CA
Title: “Us”
Medium: Acrylic, Charcoal

Alexis King
Ukiah High School in Ukiah, CA
Title: “Thirst”\
Medium: Digital Photograph

Emily Rainwalker Eib
South Fork High School in Miranda, CA
Title: Celestial Spirit
Medium: Watercolor

“Congratulations to Jenna Tooley and each of the outstanding artists that participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Huffman said. “Each year I am impressed by the talents of these young artists, and I am glad to once again see so many incredible submissions from up and down California’s North Coast.”

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 nationwide.

High-resolution photos of all finalist submissions may be found HERE.

More information about the Congressional Art Competition can be found HERE.

Past winners of the Congressional Art Competition from California’s 2nd Congressional District can be found HERE and HERE.

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