Area finalists in the Congressional Art Competition had their works displayed at the Marysville Art League’s Houston House Gallery from Monday through Friday. U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan was on hand Friday to select the winner for Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District. Above, winner Olivia Williams of West Liberty-Salem High School points out her art work to Jordan. Williams’ winning entry is shown at right. 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, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. The 2019 Congressional Art Competition was open to all high school students residing in Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District. Each high school within the Fourth District was able to select two winners to compete in the district-wide contest. Williams’ winning entry will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year along with the district winners from across the United States.
(Journal-Tribune photos by Kevin Behrens)
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