Congressman Lamborn Hosts Fifth Congressional District Art Competition

April 1, 2009
Press Release



Note: The Grand Prize Winner is Mikaela Fortune of Falcon High School. Her winning artwork, "Friends," will hang in the U.S. Capitol this year. She also gets at $4,000 scholarship to study fine arts at the college of her choice.  In the picture of above, she is on the left, and Congressman Lamborn is on the right, and they are pictured in front of her winning art.


Jeff Thomas’ art work is titled "Self Portrait."

Carly Meesenburg’s art work is titled "Essence of Inspiration."

Lauren Duggin’s art work is entitled "Memory in June."

Naomi Lee’s artwork is entitled "Suburban Decay."

Congressman Doug Lamborn will honor winners of the 2009 Fifth Congressional District Congressional Art Competition at a ceremony on Saturday, February 28.

 This year’s competition consisted of 90 entries from 21 schools and one home school student in the district.  The annual competition is only open to high school students grades nine through 12.  Each high school in the district is allowed only five entries.  Last year the competition attracted 76 entries.


First, second and third place winners will be selected from seven categories including painting, drawing, prints, mixed media, collage, photography and computer generated art.


In addition, one senior will be awarded an $8,000 scholarship to the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.


Judges will also select a Grand Prize Winner. In addition to having his or her artwork displayed in the Capitol Building, the Grand Prize winner will receive a $1500 per year scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, three round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend the opening ceremony for the 2009 Congressional Art Display at the Capitol, a ticket to the Denver Art Museum and a one year membership to the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center.  New this year, the Adduce Foundation will be giving the Grand Prize winner a $4000 scholarship to the college of their choice for the study of fine arts.


Winners will be selected by a panel of professional artists and instructors from the Cottonwood Artists’ School.


 The teacher of the Grand Prize winner will also receive a ticket to the Denver Art Museum and a one year membership to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.


The public is invited to view the art February 28 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and March 2 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cottonwood is currently closed to the public due to their pending move to a new location. However, they will allow the public to view the Congressional Art Competition Artwork.


Adduce Foundation is a private, family operated non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing enrichment opportunities for young people interested in the arts.


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