Cummings Announces Winner of Annual Congressional Art Competition

June 7, 2017
Press Release
Howard County Student’s Work Will Be Recognized in U.S. Capitol For One year
Baltimore, MD (June 7, 2017) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) announced that Ms. Ye Sun Park, a Senior at Centennial High School in Howard County, is the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for the 7th Congressional District of Maryland. 
 
Ms. Park’s painting, entitled “Woman in Blue,” will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside the works of other young artists from across the country.
 
The runner-up in the competition was Ms. Lalitha Madduri, a student at Mount Hebron High School, for her painting, “Mother.”
 
“Every year I host the Congressional Art Competition, I am impressed by the talent and imagination of the young people in my district,” Cummings said. “I congratulate Ms. Park, Ms. Madduri, and the winners of the Curator Choice Awards, and I cannot wait to see the great work they create in the future.”
 
Several young artists also received Curator’s Choice Awards:
 
     • American Visionary Art Museum: Quyen Kim Nguyen
     • Baltimore Museum of Art: Han Seung Chun
     • Contemporary Museum: Maria Rodriguez Cardona
     • Maryland Art Place: Katherine Horst
     • Maryland Institute College of Art:  Lily Rokita
     • National Great Blacks in Wax Museum: Nariko Taylor
     • Walters Art Museum: Tricia Park
 
Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and sponsored by the Congressional Institute, the Congressional Art Competition recognizes and encourages artistic talent in the nation. To participate, high school students submit entries to their Representative’s office, and each district selects a winning entry, which is then displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.