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Gianforte Announces Winner and Finalists of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

May 20, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte today praised the artists who entered the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, and congratulated Jessie Graveley, a student from Powell County High School, as Montana’s winner.

“Every year, I’m impressed with the talent of our high school artists. Every piece submitted was unique and showed a different aspect of our state. Thank you to all of the students who entered this year’s competition,” Gianforte said.

“With great color and joy, Jessie’s painting captures a moment many Montanans see every day,” Gianforte said.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest to recognize and encourage young artists in each congressional district. The winning artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year where hundreds of thousands of visitors can view it. The winner will receive complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit opening in June.

Four submissions were chosen as honorable mentions in this year’s competition, and will be on display in Gianforte’s Billings, Great Falls, Helena, and Washington D.C. offices.

Montanans assisted in the judging by voting for the People’s Choice on Gianforte’s Facebook page, which is available HERE.

For more information on the Congressional Art Competition, visit Gianforte’s website.

Montana’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner

“Sun’s Out Tongue’s Out” by Jessie Graveley, Powell County High School

Medium: Acrylic paint. To be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

 

Montana’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Winner

 

“Banks of the Yellowstone” by Battista Eaton, Homeschool

Medium: Charcoal and Chalk. To be displayed in Gianforte’s Washington D.C. office.

 

Montana’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mentions

 

“Beautiful Montana” by Hope Shockley, Whitehall High School

Medium: Pencil. To be displayed in Gianforte’s Great Falls office.

 

“Fierce Eyed Owl” by Lily Short, Lustre Christian High School

Medium: Watercolor. To be displayed in Gianforte’s Billings office.

 

“A Stormy Ride” by Kiera Pascall, Sweet Grass County High School

Medium: Watercolor. To be displayed in Gianforte’s Washington, D.C. office.

 

“Sunrise on a Winter Day” by Timothy Mecham. Lavina Public Schools

Medium: Oil Paint. To be displayed in Gianforte’s Helena office.