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Monday, 15 April 2013 16:37

Congresswoman Miller announces Winners of Congressional Art Competition

(AREA) -- Congresswoman Candice Miller has announced the winners of this year's 2013 Artistic Discovery Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition, created in 1982, honors high school students from each of the nation's congressional districts. This year 116 pieces of artwork from Michigan's 10th Congressional District were entered into the contest. Additionally, all of the artwork will continue to be on display through April 27th at Studio 1219 located on 1219 Military Street, Port Huron.

"Congratulations to this year's art competition winners: Jestine Duncan, Lindsey Winslow, Kayleigh McKeehan, Alexandra Wofford, Shelby Rummel-Knott and the Facebook "Fan Favorite" Alexander Cate. I am honored to highlight all of our students' artistic work through this year's Artistic Discovery art competition. We had a wonderful array of talented students living in our communities submit their art pieces and they all should be immensely proud of their work," Miller said. "I wish them well in the future and hope they will all continue to grow their talents."

PICTURED: First place: Jestine Duncan (Port Huron High School) for her artwork "Breaking From The Clan" (Computer generated digital art) Jestine Duncan's artwork will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol for one year.

Second place: Lindsey Winslow (Imlay City High School) for her artwork "Fred Rodgers" (Charcoal) Lindsey Winslow's artwork will be displayed in Rep. Miller's Washington, D.C. office for one year.

Third place: Kayleigh McKeehan (Imlay City High School) for her artwork "Still life of Mythical Beast" (Charcoal pencil) Kayleigh McKeehan's artwork will be displayed in Rep. Miller's Shelby Township office for one year.

Honorable Mentions go to:

Alexandra Wofford (Richmond High School) for her artwork "Cheli's" (Scratchboard), and Shelby Rummel-Knott (Port Huron Northern High School) for her artwork "Despair" (Batik - Wax, Dye, Fabric)

"Fan Favorite" winner is: Alexander Cate (Romeo High School) for his artwork "Vibrance and Pride" (Oil-based colored pencil - prism color) with 487 Facebook "Likes." Alexander Cate will receive a U.S. Flag which was flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

First, Second, Third places and Honorable Mentions were judged by:

· Sharon Will, resident of Washington Township, Michigan, award winning pastel and oil artist

· Vianna Szabo, resident of Romeo, Michigan, professional portrait artist with specialties in oil, pastels, charcoal, and watercolor.

· JoAnne Wilke, resident of St. Clair, Michigan, Former President of the St. Clair Art Association.

Voting for this year's "Fan Favorite" took place over a two-week period and on Congresswoman Miller's Facebook page. The winner was decided by the number of "Likes" an individual artwork received by the end of the voting period.