Larsen Congratulates Art Competition Participants

Apr 28, 2016 Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A high school student from Mukilteo has won the Congressional Art Competition for the Second Congressional District, Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced today. Ohnshim Kim of Mukilteo won top honors for her charcoal drawing entitled “A Walk,” which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for a year. Students from Everett, Bellingham and Lynnwood received honorable mentions. Larsen’s office received 33 submissions for the competition from across the Second District.

Larsen held a reception for the student artists who entered the Congressional Art Competition at the Everett Public Library on Saturday. Three judges scored the pieces on their creativity, the execution of the artist’s skill, and the way each piece tells a story or provokes a reaction. The judges were Stacy Murphy and Diane Stiles from the Skagit Art Association, and Sarah Arney from the Arlington Arts Council.

“Congratulations to the many talented young artists who submitted pieces to the Congressional Art Competition. I saw all of the pieces on display, and I was inspired by their creativity and the stories I heard about how these students made their art. These young artists used their unique perspectives and skills to create interesting and thought-provoking pieces of art,” Larsen said.

Top entries in the competition include:

  • Ohnshim Kim of Mukilteo received first place for her charcoal drawing entitled “A Walk.”
  • Kristine White of Everett received second place for her colored pencil drawing entitled “Just Jazzy.”
  • Elizabeth Hanks of Bellingham received third place for her painting entitled “Adele.”
  • Megan Matson of Lynnwood received an honorable mention for her photograph entitled “Pink Pull.”
  • Bracken Hibbard of Everett received an honorable mention for his photograph entitled “Snow Scene.”

Photos of art submissions are available on Larsen’s Facebook Page.


“A Walk,” by Ohnshim Kim of Mukilteo.