Rep. Huffman Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

May 14, 2018

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that Jaslyn Ortiz of Cloverdale High School is the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

Jaslyn’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 receive a certificate of recognition.

“The talents of these young artists never cease to impress me, and I am glad to once again see a broad range of creative pieces from up and down California’s North Coast,” said Rep. Huffman.  “Congratulations to this year’s winner, Jaslyn Ortiz and each of the outstanding artists that participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.”


Jaslyn Ortiz, Cloverdale High School, “I Love You, California”


Marin County Winner: Charlotte Neal, Marin Academy, “Self Reflection”

Mendocino County Winner: Ruth Rodriguez, Ukiah High School, “Thick Ashes, Soft Sun”

Humboldt County Winner: Katherine Ziegler, Six Rivers Charter High School, “A Walk of Water”

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.