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DelBene announces winners of 2013 Congressional Art Competition at UW Bothell

Last night Congresswoman Suzan DelBene  joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 1st Congressional District. - contributed photo
Last night Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 1st Congressional District.
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Last night at the University of Washington Bothell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced that Alex Eppenauer of The Bear Creek School in Redmond is the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 1st Congressional District.

DelBene joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the competition.

Eppenauer won with her piece, “Through Her Eyes.” For submitting the winning entry, she will have her art displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. as part of a year-long national exhibition. Later this year, Eppenauer will join DelBene in Washington D.C. for the official unveiling of her winning artwork.

“I was incredibly impressed with the creativity and overall quality of work submitted by all of this year’s participants and want to thank them all for sharing their talents with us,” said DelBene. “Alex’s piece demonstrated a great amount of artistic skill and it’s going to be a great addition to the exhibit in our nation’s capital.”

Kenmore resident and Inglemoor High School student Sunny Hong was chosen as a runner-up for the art work entitled: Embracing Yourself. Hong used acrylic paint and was instructed by Gayle Jack.

The annual Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and involves hundreds of thousands of high school students from across the nation. The local competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 who either reside or attend high school in Washington’s 1st Congressional District.

In addition to displaying the winning entry in the U.S. Capitol for one year, three runners-up and seven honorable mentions will have their artwork displayed in Congresswoman DelBene’s congressional office.

Below is a list of the winner, runners-up and the entries recognized as honorable mentions announced at last night’s reception:

 

Alex Eppenauer

The Bear Creek School, Redmond

Art Work Entitled: Through Her Eyes

Medium: Pencil and Tire Tread

Art Instructor: Trinity Osborn

(You can view Alex’s artwork HERE.)

 

Runners-Up (in no particular order)

 

Tessa Williams

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

Art Work Entitled: Let the Good Times Roll

Medium: Oil on Canvass

Art Instructor: Frank Inslee

 

Zoha Syed

Redmond High School, Redmond

Art Work Entitled: Summer at Crabtree Lake

Medium: Colored Pencil, Graphite

Art Instructor: Steven Okun

Sunny Hong

Inglemoor High School, Kenmore

Art Work Entitled: Embracing Yourself

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Art Instructor: Gayle Jack

 

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

 

Nicole Stainer

Lake Stevens High School, Lake Stevens

Art Work Entitled: Wishes in the Wind

Medium: Pencil Drawing

Art Instructor: Janelle Panamaroff

 

Madeline Hart

Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish

Art Work Entitled: Reflections

Medium: Photography

Art Instructor: Christa Mallory

 

Caroline Ptaszynski

The Bear Creek School, Redmond

Art Work Entitled: Young Augustus

Medium: Charcoal

Art Instructor: Trinity Osborn

 

Mikaela Lee

Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish

Art Work Entitled: Candyland

Medium: Pen and Colored Pencil Drawing

Art Instructor: Cathy Tanasse

 

Morgan Cadigan

The Bear Creek School, Redmond

Art Work Entitled: Pipes

Medium: Photography

Art Instructor: Trinity Osborn

 

Jacqueline Hom

The Bear Creek School, Redmond

Art Work Entitled: Aphrodite

Medium: Charcoal and White Charcoal

Art Instructor: Trinity Osborn

 

Maggie Bouchard

Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish

Art Work Entitled: Radiance

Medium: Photography

Art Instructor: Christa Mallory

 

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