Swalwell Announces 15th District’s Winners of Congressional Art Competition
HAYWARD – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced the winners of his 4th annual Congressional Art Competition on Saturday at Hayward’s Sun Gallery.
High school students from throughout the Congressman’s East Bay district submitted dozens of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs and other works of art, which were judged by a panel of distinguished artists from the 15th District.
The first-place winner was Quetzalli Alitzel Maldonado Osorio of Castro Valley – senior at Venture School in San Ramon – for her study in charcoal entitled “Sisters.” Quetzalli’s work will be hung in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and she will receive round-trip airfare to Washington, D.C., to attend the unveiling ceremony in June. This is her second consecutive win in this competition.
Second place went to Jade Cabug, a senior at Union City’s James Logan High School, for “Joe the Owl.” And the third-place certificate was awarded to Jassimran Sra, a senior at Hayward’s Mt. Eden High School, for “Reaper.” Jade’s and Jassimran’s works will be displayed in Rep. Swalwell’s district offices.
“Congratulations to the Congressional Art Competition winners for excelling amid such a powerful and varied field of entries,” Rep. Swalwell said. “I grow more amazed and inspired each year at the breadth of talent and vision shown by the 15th District’s young artists.”
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.