Thursday, May 24, 2018

Springfield student receives Congressman Welch’s Choice Award

Eva Harris of North Springfield was one of the Congressman Peter Welch's Choice Award winners in that category for “Pesticide,” created with ink and Prismacolor marker. 
 
May 18, 2018
Press Release

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced on Monday the winner of the 37th Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Aidan Bundock of Shelburne and Champlain Valley Union High School won first-place honors for his watercolor painting, “Midnight Snacks.” Bundock’s piece was selected from a field of 169 student entries representing 39 high schools across Vermont.

“Every year, I am amazed by the creativity of talented young artists across Vermont,” Rep. Welch said. “As always, picking a winner was incredibly tough. Congratulations to Aidan Bundock, who clearly hasa very bright future in the arts. I’m looking forward to seeing his wonderful artwork on my walks to and from the Capitol building.”


The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition initiated in 1981 by then-Rep. Jim Jeffords to celebrate and encourage the artistic talent of young people from across the country. High school students submit entries to their U.S. Representative’s office and panels of local artists in each congressional district select the winners. The first-place pieces are then displayed for one year in the tunnel between the U.S. Capitol building and the three House office buildings—a route traveled daily by Members of Congress, their staffs, and tourists from all over the country.

The full list of award-winners below:

Top Three Winners:
Third Place: Elm La Point, Craftsbury, “Armor,” Photography, Green Mountain Technology and Career Center
Second Place: Sarah Neff, Waitsfield, “Scarlette,” Digital Photography, Harwood Union High School
First Place: Aidan Bundock, Shelburne, “Midnight Snacks,” Watercolor, Champlain Valley Union High School

Honorable Mentions:
Tyler Skroski, Warren, “Take a Hike,” Charcoal, Harwood Union High School
Grace Clement, East Thetford, “Summer Parlor,” Dry Point Etching, Thetford Academy
Sydney Glickman, Williston, “Serenity,” Colored Pencil, Champlain Valley Union High School

Judge’s Choice Awards:
Cara Davis, Burlington “Untitled,” Chalk Pastel, Horizon’s Alternative High School
Lily Currier, Wheelock, “Lily in Yellow,” Tempura Paint, Paint & Ink, Lyndon Institute
Evlyn Hislop, Stannard, “Untitled,” Mixed Media, Cabot High School

Congressman Welch’s Choice Awards:
Lydia Pitts, New Haven, “Fragmented Thoughts,” Mixed Media, Mt. Abraham Union High School
Brooke Foster, Hardwick, “Fields of Hardwick,” Acrylic, Hazen Union High School
Catie Spaulding, Sheldon, “Snowy Eyes,” Silver Gelatin Print, Bellows Free Academy
Will Riley, Stowe, “Bubba’s Bacon” Digital Photography, Stowe High School
Tasia LaFond, Williamstown, “Pulchritude,” Graphite, Williamstown Middle High School
Elizabeth Chitambar, Newport, “Wilder Mind,” Mixed Media, North Country Union High School
Britney Kasuba, Poultney, “The Road Less Taken,” Photography, Poultney High School
Ryan Shirlock, Barre, “Green Mountain Quarry,” Photography, Central Vermont Career Center
Cassidy Deedman, Dover, “Eternal Bloom,” Nature Printing, Twin Valley Middle High School
Eva Harris, North Springfield, “Pesticide,” Ink + Prismacolor marker, Springfield High School
Helen Bujold, South Burlington, “Lucy,” Acrylic, South Burlington High School
Click here for more photos from the event.
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