Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 7th Congressional District.
Diana Herrera Cuautle, a 12th grader at Truman High School, took first place with her piece titled, “To Embrace Your Roots.” Diana’s piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year along with other winning pieces from around the country.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way to showcase the tremendous talent we have here in New York’s 7th Congressional District and I always look forward to hosting our annual event to select which student from our area will get the honor of having a piece of their art put on display in the U.S. Capitol,” said Rep. Crowley, an avid supporter of the arts. “There is no question Queens and the Bronx are home to rich and vibrant art scenes, and it is great to see the next generation of New York artists continuing to build on this legacy. I’m always impressed by the creativity, hard work and level of talent we see from the students who participate and this year is no different. Congratulations to Diana on producing the winning piece and thank you to all the students who entered the competition.”
The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school art competition that provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students nationwide have participated in the competition since 1982.
The 2012 Congressional Art Competition Winners are:
Diana Herrera Cuautle, 12th grader, Truman High School
Title of Piece: “To Embrace Your Roots”
Hector Soto, 12th grader, Millennium Art Academy
Title of Piece: “Sight”
Louis Leon, 11th grader, Millennium Art Academy
Title of Piece: “Lost in Love”